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“John Bianchi's right hand man in product development was Richard Nichols, a very talented designer who led the design team in the three and a half year UM84 development project. He also conducted the initial field tests at Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California. Nichols was instrumental in the design and development of most of Bianchi International’s products for over twenty years. He was also singularly responsible for launching the first Bianchi Cup competitions in 1979.” Dennis Adler, 'John Bianchi, An American Legend’, 2010
Gunleather of the 20th Century"
- the Second Edition -
copyright 2018, 2022
The Second Edition that adds THREE NEW CHAPTERS is NOW AVAILABLE!
Printed in USA and posted to you directly from USA.
"Holstory -- the Second Edition" is the intricate tale of the hundreds of men and women of the American saeculum that was 1905-1985 -- the historic period during which all innovation in American gunleather was accomplished -- who beginning with the Brill scabbard revolutionized gunleather designs to suit the Twentieth century and city lifestyles.
NOW THREE ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS have been added to outline the full story of holstory. Each new chapter includes its own all-new colour images and finally fills in the blanks for the players whose fates had been left unknown -- until now.
'Holstory' is filled with biographical information about the 50 significant holster makers and the 250 players of the 20th century who produced the seminal designs of modern gunleather that are still made and worn today.
It's all accomplished in 250 full-size pages containing 90,000 words, 500 color images, and 1,000 footnotes in support.
By R.E.D. Nichols and John Witty.