The 10 finalists have been chosen for the Dragonthorn Leatherworks PCS contest. Please check out the interesting entries that we received and vote on your favorite.
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The Winners are:
1st Place: Larry #9
2nd Place: Bear #2
3rd Place: Jason #10
Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered and voted!
1. Bearcat – Pocket Square
2. Bearcat PAN Flute System
3. John Leasia – I need a PCS to carry a usb drive and a couple SDHC cards or similar for cameras. And a spot for an ID card that is handy for getting in through security controlled doors. A slot that held a security card, credit card, driver’s license would be nice as I tend to not travel with much other than that.
4. Linda Pettit – Three things I want to be able to keep together in my purse are:
5. Betty Widerski – My design is for carrying:
- a 3.5-4 inch pocket pen. E.g., a Fisher Bullet pen, which is 3.75″ closed, or the 4″ pen in my photo which is from a recent Kickstarter.
- a tube of lip balm
- one or two credit/ID cards and/or some folded cash.
There would be a main compartment sleeve sized to fit the cards, with a rounded bottom to avoid pointy corners sticking into you when carried in a front pocket. The front-facing side (i.e., the side on which the other items will also sit) has a thumb cutout for ease of sliding out the cards.
On top of the main sleeve would be sewn pockets for the other two items: a Fisher Bullet or other pen of up to 4″ length (the long side of an ID card is 3 and 5/8″, a bullet pen is 3.75″, the pen in my photo is 4″ – I don’t think you would want the card sleeve to be taller than 3.5″, else even with the thumb cutout it would be difficult to extract the card) and a tube of lip balm.
8. Matt Murphy – My normal carry is a few cards, USB drive, Lip Balm, and a Challenge Coin. Also looking at my keys I would think a small slot for a car key for a clip style pocket knife.
9. Larry G (First Place Winner) – My PCS would be a utilitarian type PCS. On the front I would have a slot for a pen knife (a Classic SD model) and a mini ink pen (I have a n older Retro 51 Tornado w/stylus I still use daily) on the back side I would have a slot for two or 3 pieces of ID and a spring clip to act as a belt clip, a inside the pocket clip or a money clip. the over all the width could be slightly smaller then the credit cart and length would be slightly larger. I am emailing a drawing of my design to you so it can be posted if anyone is interested.
Here is the PCS that Dave created from Larry’s idea:
10. Jason Estes – The first is an overview of the Eclipse mint tin and a number of the items that either fit into it (to the right of the ruler) or are approximately the same length without fitting into it (to the left of the ruler). On the left is a standard ID card, a Leatherman Style CS, the Eclipse tin, a Sharpie Mini, and a Zebralight headlamp. On the right is a packet of Sugru, a Leatherman Micra, Burts Bees, and a pocket tweezer. The tins are readily available, which would make for a nice standardized kit. Another tin option is the Jones Soda Candy tin, which has slightly different proportions. I prefer these tins to the Altoids type because you can open the end and therefore you could leave them in the sleeve.
The other two pictures show some ideas for how the tin could be wrapped. I’m not a leatherworker, so this was guesswork on my part. One thing I thought would be nice would be to let flat items in the side pocket lie close to the side of the tin to keep the overall width of the package down. Again, that may not work from a construction standpoint.
Here is the PCS that Dave created from Jason’s idea: