This is what my
stamp looks like. It is placed on all my sewing works. On the fur hats
there is a piece of leather sewn onto the lining with the products
number, my initials and the year. This mark is discreet, not to draw
to much attention from the product itself. But it shall nevertheless
be clearly visible that this is handicraft, and from where it
originates. Of course, the owner can on request have his or her name
on it as well. The whetstone cover on the picture was an order by a
customer who brought the whetstone himself. An old sandstone
sharpening tool that had been in use for a long time, and therefore
deserved a protective cover of beaver leather. That for which I strive
to attain, are uniquely personal handicraft products, where you not
only get a useful item, but something that can be said to preserve a
cultural heritage, and a proof that resources like wild game in
forests are very useful still. Ė Even today.
handcrafted products are no dozen goods, mass produced items that
everybody else can buy just the same. In a way a customer can have a
product with a similar pattern as somebody else, but the specimen you
will hold in your hand is still unique. Most often there will be a
very personal touch, since the items may well be made of pelts of your
own catch. Maybe the Badger you shot on your watch, or the Marten furs
you have collected during many winters, or the Fox fur from a Harrier
battue. The examples come in plenty. There is a delivery time on most
items, unless I on occasion should happen to have something that fits
you. That which governs is mainly how the hunt shaped up on a
particular day, the present condition of the game stock, and of course
the luck of the chase.
I always try to fully use my own catch, otherwise this is specified.
I donít settle with just a stamp, but for every fur
hat, or pair of gloves made, there is a written certificate, proving the
products origin and authenticity. In short; that it is a genuine
Trapper-product ! On the picture you can see what the certificates can
look like. The products are
numbered consecutively so there is none the same, and there can therefore
only be one pair of e.g. muskrat fur gloves with that specific number.
When the last thread has been fastened, and it is packed and ready for
delivery, then the number, the signature and the date is written upon it!