The Shop

Welcome to the heart of our business.
You know the old saying, "They don't make 'em like they used to?" This rings very true for us with some of our tools of the trade. Most of the hand tools and machinery we use today are 100 years old or better, some coming out of retirement from antique collections. This is also how we are able to achieve the very high quality and longevity of all our handcrafted products, the same high quality that you expect in your Antiques today.

The proprietor, Richard Mocon, has been a saddle and harness maker by trade for more than 40 years, and drawing on this experience is able to produce or repair most anything made of leather, vinyl, nylon or canvas.

In this photo, we have used a standard shirt pattern and a light deerskin to produce a very light but durable garment. These can be made any size, with pockets or without and the suede leather turned anywhere for a nice contrast. This deerskin shirt may also have a variety of different fasteners on the front, bone buttons, domes, antler slices or brass buttons. This shirt comes with antler slices buttons, a suede yolk line on the front and back, and has one pocket on the chest.

We not only manufacture most of the leather products in the store, but we also repair a vast array of things that are not listed. To give you some idea....items we make and/or repair:

  • Buckskin Jackets, Vests, Chaps
  • Motorcycle accessories, Chaps, Bags, Grips
  • Gauntlet Gloves for Bike or Buckskin Jackets
  • Dog equipment, leads, harness, collars any size
  • Canvas Teepees
  • Restoration of Antique Buggies, Wagons
  • Saddles and all Horse tack, any size
  • Antique leathers for autos, rocking chairs, trunks
  • Beaded Deerskin Ceremonial Pipe or Flute Bags
  • Carved Antler handled Knives
  • Leather Skirts, Tank tops
  • Boat Tops, Truck Tonneau covers
  • Snowmobile Seats recovered, ATV's
  • Knife, Cell Phone, Eyeglass cases made
  • Gun Holsters, Rifle Scabbards, Shell Belts
  • Leather-covered Canteens, Water Bottles
  • Leather Belts any size
  • Hand Beaded Slippers
  • All Hockey Equipment, re palm gloves
  • etc... etc..

For any questions or prices, please Email or phone us.

The Showroom

Our 5200 sq.ft. showroom is chocked full of Canadian Handcrafts. We carry a wide and varied selection of authentic Native crafts from across Canada, from British Columbia to the East Coast. We have beadwork from Churchill Manitoba, soapstone carvings from Eskimos in the Northwest Territories and from the Six Nations Reserve in Brantford Ontario. Our quilts come from New Brunswick, sheepskin slippers and moccasins from Quebec and the war shields and dreamcatchers are made in Ontario. These are only a few examples from the extensive area we cover to obtain authentic Canadian and native made handcrafts.

Much of our inventory changes from season to season, so if you are interested in a particular item, please ask as we may have something close to it, or be able to find it for you. Once again, things change quite frequently and the list is quite varied. Here we will try to give you some idea as to the content we carry in the showroom part of our shop.


  • Deerskin leather Moccasins
  • Sheepskin Slippers
  • Mukluks, Snowshoes
  • Soapstone Carvings
  • Ceremonial Peace-pipes, of Soapstone or wood
  • Medicine Masks w/ authentic Horse Hair and copper eyes
  • Throwing Tomahawks
  • War Shields
  • Spirit Chimes
  • Dream Catchers
  • Medicine Wheels
  • Full Feather Headdresses, singles
  • Porcupine Jewelry, necklaces etc.
  • Dancer ankle Bells, Fringed Leggings
  • Quill Boxes
  • British Columbia carved Masks, Totem Poles
  • Authentic Rawhide Dance Drums, various sizes
  • Cradleboards, useable
  • Buckskin Jackets
  • Western Boots
  • Leather Belts
  • Southwestern Blanket Coats
  • Hand knit Wool Sweaters
  • Wrought Iron works
  • Gun Holsters
  • Rifle Scabbards
  • Leather Wallets
  • Handmade Quilts
  • Washable Sheepskin rugs
  • Handmade Knives
  • Antler, Bone handles
  • Leather Phone, Beeper, eyeglass cases
  • Sterling Jewelry
  • Turquoise and 12 other semi precious stones
  • Belt Buckles
  • String or Bolo Ties
  • Porcelain Collector Dolls
  • and the list goes on....

Step into the Past

Experience a Store like no other with a visit to High Spring Trading Post, and don't forget your camera! Outside our shop is likened to walking down the boardwalk porch of an original Frontier Town in the early 1800's. Each store front is done to the old style stores you would have found in a Frontier Town of that era. It's complete with a Saloon, Mercantile, Barber Shop and Jail to the Ladies of the Evening hanging over the balcony of Big Lizzies. Not forgetting the all-important Undertaker and Used Clothing store, you can shop for some slightly used clothing with the odd bullet hole and black powder stain. Don't forget to visit Boot Hill, our local grave site which is home to some notorious outlaws of the old west, they'd be happy you dropped by. Right next door is the beautiful Indian Village complete with several large painted Tee Pee's and 40-ft Wooden Totem Poles. At the front gate as you come in you will also pass Old Fort Ricjo, complete with towers and a horse drawn cannon.

A big "Howdy" awaits you from our family as we're always looking for an excuse to stop work and chat to all who enter our store. You may also view the leather products being made in the work shop area of the store. We take custom orders from all over the world for all types of things made of leather, from pig harness to equipment for dogs, cats and horses to all types of leather clothing for humans. We are also constantly doing repairs to a wide variety of leather, canvas and nylon items. So stop by and say hi, we'd love to have ya!

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For more information or prices please contact us, as the availability of some items will vary with our costs of the raw material. Also, custom designs and sizing will also effect our pricing. In most cases we may have a photo to email or mail to you of your request or something close to it.

Mailing Address:

8239 Hwy 7, R.R. 3
Havelock, Ontario K0L 1Z0

Canada

Location:
South Side Hwy. 7...

10 km. E. of
Havelock, Ontario K0L 1Z0 Canada


Telephone
: (705) 778-3760 Fax: (705) 778-3760 (9am - 5pm)
Email: info@highspringtradingpost.com

 

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