“I bought an alligator hunt for my husband’s birthday with the condition that I would get the skin for a purse. After much research on styles and craftsmen, I decided to let Walden & Bork create my "dream purse". I felt that their online photos and testimonials were the quality I was after. I liked their Tote design, but wanted to change it a bit. They were most accommodating. Communication was excellent. All my questions were answered almost immediately. I felt comfortable that my alligator skin would be in capable hands.
When my purse arrived I was in awe of the artistry that was involved in transforming an animal skin into a piece of art! It is more beautiful than I could have imagined. This is now a treasure that I will care for forever! A huge thank you Richard to you and your team of craftsmen on a superb job! I hope I am lucky enough to do business with you again.”
"I received the four pairs of gloves and two pairs of mittens you made out of my husband's tanned deerskin. All six pairs are absolutely beautiful. After searching the internet for a place to make these items, I am so happy I did business with Walden & Bork. The mitten/gloves are so well made and are beyond my expectations. They are going to make six hunting men in my family very happy this Christmas. Thanks for doing your part and getting them made in such a short time frame. It is much appreciated."
"The vest came tonight. What a great vest!! The two-tone looks super and it fits really well. Thanks so much for the special reconditioning care given to the black elk vest. Great job!"
"My purses have arrived and they are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I absolutely love them! I have already set up my zebra bag and it is just wonderful! My husband has to take me out to dinner just so I can show it off....it’s so lovely. I know Fran is just going to be ecstatic when she gets her’s as well. I just wanted to tell you how beautiful these purses are and thank your people for doing such a wonderful job."
"The cosmetics bags and wallets arrived last Tuesday. The bags are great! I love them! And the wallets too! My friend will be so surprised when I give her a wallet and cosmetic bag on her birthday. Thank you so much for having those made for me. Also, everyone loved the ladies' compact mirrors you made."
Monique Martin - North Carolina
"I just wanted to let you know I received my wife's purse the other day in the mail and the Cape Buffalo hide the next. I HAD to peek at her Christmas present and it looks outstanding! I was impressed with your workmanship. She will love it I know! Thanks! Once I decide what else I would like to have you make with my hide, I'll let you know."
Wes Stueber -- Illinois
"I am so pleased with the ostrich leather wallet that you made for me. I truly appreciate the personal attention. This was a gift for a "hard to buy for" person and he was very pleased. It was so nice dealing with you. I also would like to mention that the quality is superb!"
"I just wanted to let you know that the computer case (which was a birthday present, thus the delay in my sending this email) was a huge hit. She loved it and thought it was both beautiful and unique. I wanted to express my thanks. Please keep the remaining skin available and I will do a woman’s wallet and checkbook at some future point. Thanks again."
Howard Ozer, M.D., Ph.D.
"I am really pleased with the work Walden & Bork did on the snakeskin rifle slings and hat bands. They were the the best Christmas gifts ever (much better than a tie)! I am almost looking forward to new encounters with deadly reptiles so I can have more unique items made. Spring snake season is on us... whacked another Coral snake in the garden under the cucumber vines, (rude suprise for both of us). Once I have the skins tanned I will be wanting a few more items! Everyone has really liked their coral snake goodies so far... I think the two at the tanners are destined for more rifle slings.”
L. C. Lawrence - Texas
"I love my new elephant stuff. Thanks Richard!”
"I recently took a trip with my Armored Laptop Briefcase. I was extremely satisfied with its overall performance. Its practical design and durability allowed me to take everything I needed on the plane with room to spare! It would be very convenient for a quick over night trip plenty of room for all of your necessaries. To say the least I am very pleased."
"You have been a pleasure to deal with over these last couple of years and set a standard that I have not encountered very often in the business world. You treat people like friends and not customers -- and I appreciate that very much. Take care and thank you again."
"My hat is off to you! What a surprise you gave me with your call--telling me my zebra rug was done and would be shipped in time for our party! Many, many thanks! I look forward to meeting you in person at SCI."
"The cigar cases you made for me from my elephant skin are awesome! Thank you very much for the quick turnaround. I look forward to sending you more skin for additional products."
"I meant to contact you last Friday but you know how it goes. Got the items last Thursday and they are better than expected. They look great. My wife and daughter fell in love with their purses and use them every day. I really like my 3-fold wallet and every one I show it to wants one, (gave one to my farther in law). So save the rest of my elephant hide because I will be ordering more after we decide what we want. Thanks Richard it was a pleasure doing business with you."
"Richard: I received your UPS box yesterday. You and your staff did a terrific job creating the goat hide pillow. Thanks so much"
Walden & Bork will certainly be on my radar for future projects with wild game hides."
"Great job on all of the items. All of them incredible legacies to pass down to my kids and grandchildren."
“The alligator notebook wows people from coast to coast. A client tried to buy mine off me in Kansas City yesterday!”
“I received my Cape Buffalo briefcase yesterday - it is fabulous! Thanks for providing such a great service. You exceeded all my expectations.”
“I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the fine work you didn on my Super Shooters Gloves and how quickly the order was turned around and how much I like the gloves. They’re really wonderful! As I told you the gloves are really nostalgic for me because the deer hide was from a hunt with my Dad 30 years ago. In today’s world it is very seldom that you actually get what you are looking for. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the product and how happy I am. You completely fulfilled my expectations.”
“Holy cow....I am really impressed....as these are all gifts, I get to share the joy much quicker than planned -- thank you. I have an enormous additional alligator skin that I am trying to figure out what to have you make out of it. Wow, am I excited!”
“You really exceeded my expectations!!! I didn’t think you could do much with the skins, so THANK YOU!!!!”
“Got the purse today....it’s FABULOUS! Thanks so much! About when do you think the photo albums will be done? I assume not til mid to end of May? We’ll be in Africa until May 18. Look forward to hearing from you.”
“Wow! The alligator portfolios are awesome. Already gave one to my software development chief and she almost cried!”