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01-14-2008, 09:13 PM
Saturday's mail came and included was a nice surprise from Nick. He delivered my pistol cartridge box well ahead of schedule and the quality was what it always has been since I first ordered from him back in early 05-outstanding and first rate. I highly encourage anyone wanting to upgrade their accoutrement sets, pick up an extra (or additional) belt or just blow some cash to give Nick a call, if it is leather, he can make it. I'm personally looking forward to the new style of CS cartridge box to round off my CS set from Nick.
Thanks again Nick, for those that have not purchased from him, give his page a look and pick something up.
01-14-2008, 09:18 PM
All these high praises lately of Nick's work make me as giddy as a schoolchum, as he's working on a nice .69cal cartidge box for me. I received one of his scabbards from the bully buy a few months back, and it was outstanding work. I can't wait for the box to come!
You people and your praises, just gives me that much greater joy, and excitement, and solidifies the fact that I chose the right man for the job!
01-14-2008, 10:07 PM
It would be cool to see some pics of some of this custom work, if that'd be possible. Thanks!
01-14-2008, 11:04 PM
Custom Work! You got it! I have tons of photos of all kinds of jobs I've done from $1000 bike seats to $500 wallets to sword scabbards...from Mississippi to Hawaii to France and the UK...I love being a craftsman and making my customers happy with the best craftsmanship money can buy!
Since you asked for custom photos I will attach just a few...
Mississippi Rifle Sword Bayonet Scabbard & Frog
Leather Foot Officers Sword Scabbard
Federal Issue White Buff Bayonet Baldric
Federal Issue Port Fire Case
Thanks for looking!
314 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
01-15-2008, 06:01 PM
he's working on a nice .69cal cartidge box for me.
Same here...got a .69 CS Box and sling coming...I can't wait!
01-16-2008, 07:17 AM
Nick's Confed Roller Buckle belt is wonderful- his service is top notch. I love my Duvall belt.
Based upon my dealings with him, I take Mr. Duvall as a true man of his word and that is the highest compliment one can pay in our hobby to anyone.
Great Stuff... Thanks- Johnny Lloyd
02-11-2008, 09:37 PM
OK My Turn,
I placed an order for a belt with Nick and he did an excellent job on it. This was a special belt, nothing fancy, just a roller buckle belt, but I needed a real world belt that would lend some support to the pants as well as a fully loaded .45. However, I had Nick make it to period standards, so that I could use it for my civilian impression as well. The craftsmanship is exceptional, and his customer service is superior. His level of service has inspired me. Thanks Nick....excellent job.
02-12-2008, 10:43 PM
Pretty custom work,Nick.Can you do scabbards for militia blades?
02-12-2008, 11:51 PM
Received my .69cal cartridge box in the mail today.
It's a work of art. Simple as that. Thanks for much Nick for doin this up for me! The scabbard looks great with it too!
02-13-2008, 06:25 AM
Guess I'll by giving Nick a call. . .
02-13-2008, 11:00 AM
I bought my Georgia Frame Belt from S&S Sutler in November made by Nick. It is very nice. The quality is outstanding
02-20-2008, 06:20 PM
I just have to add my two bits here. I bought a Pattern 1861, .58 caliber cartridge box from Nick Duvall. I called Nick to see if he could have it done before an event, and he kicked it into overdrive to have it done for me. It is an excellent specimen! I have nothing but compliments for him. I have one of his hidden roller buckle belts, canteen slings, and know this box.
Kudos on the work, sir!
02-20-2008, 08:08 PM
*edit* ignore this post.
03-11-2008, 08:02 PM
You can add me to the list of satisfied customers.Received a nicely made roller buckle belt last friday.I'll be ordering leather from Mr.Duvall in the future.
03-16-2008, 09:19 PM
Adding to the list of comments. I have known Nick for a number of years and have been nothing but impressed by the talent he has, but the business savy...and being an all around good fellow. I am pleased to say that I own a number of his items...and the list is still growing.
Good leather from a good fellar.
2 pennies worth,
03-16-2008, 09:31 PM
Another satisfied customer.
I ordered one of the .58 Cartidge boxes, with sling, from Nick's birthday sale at the end of December. I mentioned I needed it for Shiloh in early April.
It arrived last Friday, March 14th, in the "nick" of time for the New Madrid event, almost a month early. As with all the others, the worksmanship and attention to detail is First Rate.
10 out of 10 stars
Shockoe Hill Cats
04-09-2008, 03:32 PM
I am writing a testimonial for a product made by Nick Duvall.
I ordered a Federal cartridge box belt this past Friday in urgent need of it by this coming weekend. A quick phone call to Nick quickly resolved my dilemma. As ubiquitous as a belt might seem, I cannot stress the nature of the leather.
Nick's professionalism and the sheer quality of his work amazes me. In hindsight, I'm extremely glad to have a beautiful belt, American-made, and excellent service.
If you're needed leather gear, bookmark his website (http://www.duvallleatherwork.com/) and order. It's well worth the money.
Nick, thank you. You'll be hearing from me again.
"Jason Stenllman" aka Spellman (sorry about that Richmond wind discrepancy)
06-11-2008, 06:47 PM
My .69 Cal Confederate cartridge box and sling came today. All I can say is WoW! Was an excellent piece of workmanship. Thanks Nick - it was well worth the wait; I would most heartily recommend Duvall Letherworks!
06-29-2008, 06:33 PM
I just picked up the Confederate Issue Cartridge Box#3 and the #2 Cap Box Friday before High Tide. Outstandsing quality. I love both of them. Will be buying more Accoutrements from Nick.
06-30-2008, 06:47 AM
I ordered my leather goods from Nick as well, as a fresh fish just getting into the hobby (AHT was my first full battle reenactment.) I got the whole private's kit and kaboodle from him- Federal waist belt, cap pouch, bayonet scabbard, cartridge box and rifle sling. Excellent, top notch work.
Point in fact, the pards in my unit spent a while 'oohing' and 'ahhing' at the work; considering upgrading their own to Duvall quality goods.
Any and all of my future leather needs will be going his way.
06-30-2008, 12:03 PM
In addition to his standard pieces, Nick has done several custom projects for me. One was a beautiful sheath for a small side knife. Nick not only did the sheath, but sharpened the blade, too.
My favorite Nick project was a scabbard for the Enfield rifle sword bayonet. I sent Nick an original bayonet and scabbard that had seen better days. Nick used the original furniture to produce a beautiful repro. I have another original Enfield sword bayonet scabbard, and they compare quite favorably.
Big thumbs up in my book.
10-14-2008, 08:13 PM
I received my order from Nick this afternoon. I have seen his work before and I have to say I was still amazed at his craftsmanship. Everything came out great and I could not be happier. Not only are his goods outstanding, he is one of the most pleasant people to deal with I have ever met. Thanks Nick!
10-20-2008, 10:51 AM
Received all of my leather accoutrements from Nick on Friday. I had heard he was the best and he did not dissapoint me in the least. I attended the Cedar Creek event and received more than a few comments about the quality of Nick's work and attention to detail. Nick is great to deal with and provides an exceptional product...thanks Nick and looking forward to doing business again soon.
Pvt. C. Collare
I am eagerly awaiting a bayonet scabard from Nick... just barely on the edge of my seat!!!
J. E. Eckhart
11-04-2008, 02:56 PM
I have recently received a new, much anticipated, Officer’s Folded Leather Sword Belt from Nick Duvall.
All I can say is that it is awesome and I love it!
I believe Nick has some digital pictures he can post on the forum so everyone can drool over it and then place their orders!
I had the opportunity to meet Nick in person back at AHT and I brought up my desire for a nice Officer’s Sword Belt, and Nick let on that he had been itching to try his hand at a folded leather style sword belt for a while and just needed a customer who was interested. Well I jumped at the chance! <O:p
In my eyes it is a work of art with beautiful stitching all around the waist belt, and also on the “Sam Brown” shoulder strap and sword hanger straps. Nick worked up a cool uniform protector flap behind the sword hanger hook that allows the hook and protector to move together around the circumference of the belt for adjustment. As a final touch he added some subtle red leather trim to the outside edge of the uniform protector just to go the extra mile! <O:p
Nick contacted me several times via phone and email to get measurement and design details finalized. In every way it was a pleasure to work with Nick. <O:p
P.S. I know you are a busy guy Nick, but you owe it to yourself to post some of those pictures you took of this belt so others can appreciate your craftsmanship!<O:p
11-04-2008, 06:55 PM
I ordered a two rivet bayonet scabbard from Nick in September or October (can't remember which) and he told me that it may take him a few months to get it done because he was extremely busy and expected to be gone for a while on business. I was a little disappointed because I wanted to show it off at Atlanta to my pards. So you can be sure I was surprised and extremely happy to find it waiting on my doorstep a few days ago all ready for Atlanta!!! The work he does is simply amazing...it is the most beautiful piece of leatherwork I have ever seen. I appreciate so much all the time and work he puts into his leathers. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new cap box, cartridge box, etc. Thanks for the great scabbard Nick!
49th Indiana Co.F
11-04-2008, 07:12 PM
I am also very pleased with his work and comitment to accurate repro's. I called him on tues as I did not want to use my original link strap anymore and he had me a exact repo by friday at the event.
Keep up the good work,
1st Maine Trooper
11-04-2008, 07:20 PM
For those that dont know it, Nick has been working on making top notch, researched and documented Federal cavalry gear. He is currently working on turning his patterns into prototypes. Nick's dedication to accuracy is unsurpassed. He has even obtained original tack hardware and is having them accurately reproduced. When they hit the street, his Federal Cavalry gear and tack will be unsurpassed for accuracy. I for one can't wait.
11-05-2008, 04:19 PM
When they hit the street, his Federal Cavalry gear and tack will be unsurpassed for accuracy
I hope the £/$ exchange rate improves for us Brits soon then, I feel a buying spree coming on!
11-18-2008, 12:35 PM
I can highly reccomend Nick,s customer service and extremly high quality leatherwork.
I called Nick 7 days before the Hodge Preservation March to see if he could fit me out with a whole new set of Federal early war accoutrements.
7 days later Nick hand delivered it to me at the event.
I am delighted with the craftsmanship, and the friendly and totally proffessional way Nick conducted our business.
Next time i come over the big pond i,ll have to order some English Enfield leatherwork!
12-02-2008, 12:02 PM
Several months ago I too ordered from Nick. He is a true artist in every sense of the word. In this day and time any one who conducts their business with such customer service and quality of product, is getting rarer by the day.
I am waiting for Nicks release of his British gear. The new website is being updated daily, and I hope to see the confederate gear as well. I've never heard a negative comment about his work. Keep up the great work!Who knows, perhaps years down the road, his work will be considered the Norman Rockwell of leather.
02-27-2009, 09:41 PM
Just recieved my cavalry stuff from Nick and his work and attention to detail is outstanding! I don't think you will be dissapointed with anything you order from him.
Thanks again Nick,
I have been remiss in not posting sooner.
I'd like to thank Nick for his dedication to craftsmanship. I recently received a belt, scabbard and cap box and I am simply awestruck with the attention to detail and quality.
But what seperates the good from the best is taking it to the next level. There was a shipping problem with the carrier where they delivered my package to the wrong address. It took about 2 weeks to correct, and throughout Nick was in contact with me with status updates and reassurances that I would be made whole should the package be lost. This type of Customer Service is RARELY found today and should be praised.
I wholeheartedly recommend Nick Duvall for quality, workmanship and customer care.
As an aside, I have noticed that the level of customer dedication from all AC approved vendors I have dealt with has been outstanding and never found lacking.
Thanks to all of you (the AC approved vendors) for your efforts.
03-04-2009, 11:51 AM
I recently contacted Nick about some work on a box strap for my reproduction of a J.A. Lisk box. Even though he had not made the box, he had NO problem with making the box sling. I researched heavily for months the exact strap that was on this particular box as well as straps that were on other surviving confederate boxes. After finally deciding exactly what I wanted, Nick agreed to make the item. It turned out FANTASTIC and if I had access, I believe I could lay it next to the original and could find no differences. It exactly meets the description of the original and I was impressed with the quality of the leather. Thanks Nick!
03-05-2009, 12:26 PM
Just recieved a new set of Confederate leather from Nick that my wife ordered for me as a surprise Valentine's day gift.
She discovered a bookmark on my net browser and gave Nick a call. He spent over a hour on the phone with her to make sure the order was right.
Nick promised them for IPW and they came yesterday. Everything top notch and first rate. It's such a pleasure to do business with Nick I would not hesitate to recommend him.
My wife was so impressed with him she talked about him for days and says I can't order from anyone else. Thanks Nick, it's time to strike while the iron is hot. I'll be calling again soon for a Federal set to go with the Confederate.
05-27-2009, 10:22 AM
Just Recieved my Federal Issue NCO Sword & Bayonet Baldric
from Nick. When I originally spoke to nick when placing the order I asked him what made his baldric different from all the others. He simply replied "mine's correct". The stitching detail is outstanding, the leather sturdy and not overly oiled, and the buckle sturdy and solid. The process of ordering with nick was easy and smooth. He was always in contact providing updates and answering questions.
Thanks Again Nick!
05-31-2009, 06:50 PM
Yet another happy customer here...
Ordered a set of white buff acct's for Mexican War/Early CW use. This stuff is simply GORGEOUS. I can't imagine a finer product.
05-31-2009, 07:32 PM
Just got my Federal Issue waist belt from Nick and it is great!! Just like everything else I own from Duvall.
05-31-2009, 08:49 PM
I too am jumpin on this bandwagon! Nick sent out a comination of large orders so that I could have it for a May 25th Memorial Day rememberence march. Man, I knew he was good from other orders, but his cartridge boxes are a true work of art.Every thing was top notch! I keep waiting for his enfield type cartridge box and cap boxes to be released. Thanks again Nick!
A. Brent Conner
06-16-2009, 01:26 PM
Got my new set of Federal leathers last week from Nick, and I must say outstanding work! He even got them to me before an event I attended this past weekend! Thanks again for your extra effort and communication!
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