Old Goat Trading Post Spirit Hides


Spirit Hide on deer skin

In 1964 David Blake moved from his home in Havre, Montana to the beautiful Flathead Valley where he pursued his dream of becoming an artist.

David has been tanning hides and furs for over 20 years, As a former trapper he learned the value of a well maintained fur. After a brief process of experimenting and perfecting a new tanning process, David was able to produce a hide that was not only functional for wear, but provided a great canvas to work his magic.

David started sculpting elk, moose, deer and buffalo hides in 1995 to produce some of the greatest pieces of artwork in history.

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The trading post offers 1700's artisan demonstrations/workshops that include: leather crafting, sword making, blacksmithing, and engraving.



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