About CowCatcher Leatherworks
|CowCatcher Leatherworks is a small manufacturer of
custom made leather products. We have been in business
in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1980.
We began producing suede vest kits and other
We often have our tepee erected in front of our
About our name
Once upon a time, our then un-named leathercraft shop was inside a western-style steakhouse.
One of the patrons came by and asked, "What's this area? Are you the caboose?"
And we replied. "No, if we were part of a train, we'd be the cowcatcher!'
caboose > < cowcatcher
What's a cowcatcher?
A cowcatcher is a strong metal frame fixed to the front of a railroad locomotive,
which pushes animals and objects off the railway track as the train moves forward.
It's also called a buffer, a fender, or a pilot.
Note that this is not the same as a "cow catcher" cowboy!
locomotive with cowcatcher cowboy
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