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Valkyrie Leather Paddle Holster

The Dragon Leatherworks Valkyrie. Worthy of its namesake.

In Norse Mythology, the Valkyrie is a handmaiden to Odin, who's purpose is to bring chosen warriors to Valhalla. Valkyrie's are beautiful, seductive, and bold creatures.

In Feb 2014 we were contacted by the prop master for NCIS and commissioned to create a holster for an upcoming two-part episode set in New Orleans. We were given pretty much free rein, with the only guidance being that it had to be paddle-mounted, with alot of crocodile skin. We set to work locating a suitable paddle, and within a few days settled on using the BlackHawk CQC system. With the hardware selection out of the way, we set to work designing the holster.

After trying a few mock-ups, we settled on the design and set to work building the two holsters that NCIS wanted to purchase. After they were built and we were taking pictures of them, it was obvious to us that we had another winning design in our hands. With the flexibility of colors and exotic skins, coupled with the highest quality hand-crafting, the Valkyrie quickly became our Signature Series holster.

The Signature Series Valkyrie line is available in its base configuration of plain leather, all the way up to Crocodile, Ostrich, or Anaconda snakeskin. For a truly unique holster, we also offer hand-painted Python skin...our premium offering. As with all of our products, there is a wide selection of colors available, along with being able to build it in right or left handed configurations.

As seen on NCIS!

Here are a couple of screen captures of the first of the two-part episode, showing the guest star Scott Bakula wearing the Valkyrie as he gets out of his car, then another as he prepares to draw from concealment in the episode titled Crescent City: Part 1. All of us here at Dragon Leatherworks wish the best for Scott and NCIS, and we're hoping that this gets picked up as the next spin-off NCIS: New Orleans this fall!

Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster

Who owns a Dragon Leatherworks Valkyrie?

None other than Jesse James himself, star of the reality shows Monster Garage and West Coast Choppers!

Jesse was kind enough to respond to our request that he autograph a holster for the 2016 Kilted to Kick Cancer fundraiser, and simply asked for a trade...a custom-made Dragon Leatherworks Valkyrie for his own Cisco Triple Black 1911 in return for a signed holster. So we set to work, crafted a holster to his specification, and shipped it out with a holster for his autograph. A few days later, the signed rig was back in our hands, and Jesse was showing off his new crocodile-skinned Valkyrie!

Shown here, the Jesse James custom holster in Saddle Brown Crocodile, with Mahogany dye trim on black base.

Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster


Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster

Custom Designs

When you place an order for a Valkyrie, you'll have a few choices. Standard paddle or optional belt-loop? Plain leather, or exotic skin? Solid color trim, or airbrushed?

Below are a few samples to help you visualize the design of your one-of-a-kind holster.

Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Afghan Brown crocodile skin with brownburst trim, fitted to SIG Sauer P226 w/rails
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brown Python skin with brownburst trim.
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Black-on-Black, no exotic skin.
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Tiger-striped Stingray with tan trim, fitted to Glock 17
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Pewter Crocodile skin fitted to MP 40.
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Black Stingray with Black-on-Black trim, fitted to FN-Five-Seven.
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Rainbow-dyed Python skin with BurgundyBurst trim , fitted to SIG Sauer P229 w/rails
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide with Sparta Helm and III logo , fitted to Officers Model 1911; 3" bbl Owned by Wirecutter.
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide with hand-painted Python Skin , fitted to full-size 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide with Chocolate Brown Crocodile skin , fitted to full-size 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide with Rust Red Crocodile skin , fitted to full-size 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide with Saddle Brown Crocodile skin , fitted to full-size 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst with III Patriot Spearpoint embossing, Hand-Painted Python skin, fitted to 5" 1911; Proudly Owned by Angel.
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Blueburst cowhide with Gold and Blue Hand-Painted Python skin , fitted to 5" 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Tanburst cowhide with Sad Puppy holding Rocket embossing , fitted to 5" 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Blueburst with FreeMason Square and Compasses embossing, Hand-Painted Python skin, fitted to 5" 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Blueburst with FreeMason Square and Compasses embossing, Blue Stingray, fitted to 5" 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Black Crocodile with Brownburst trim and Freemason embossing , fitted to SIG Sauer M11-A1
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide with tan Ostrich Leg skin , fitted to 4" 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Brownburst cowhide, fitted to the Glock 19 platform
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Burgundy Burst with Square and Compasses, Oxblood Cape Buffalo skin, fitted to 5" 1911
Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster Tan Burst with Past Master Square / Compasses / Rocker, Cognac Crocodile skin, fitted to 5" 1911


Your hand-made Valkyrie starts as a $179 investment. Current lead time for assembly & shipping is 9 weeks. If you order your Valkyrie today, it will ship on September 26, 2021. We do not export to foreign countries.

Build Your Own Valkyrie

Trim Color (Only applies with exotic skins)
Carry Side

Trim Color applies only when an Exotic Skin has been selected. If no Exotic Skin has been selected, Trim Color choice will be ignored.

Valkyrie Custom Leather Holster

By purchasing a Dragon Leatherworks holster or accessory you hereby acknowledge that you have read the Warranties and Disclaimers, you understand that firearms are dangerous, and release Dragon Leatherworks, its owners, its associates, and employees from any and all liability for injuries or accidents relating to the use of the holster or any firearm. If purchasing as a gift, you acknowledge that the recipient / end user is knowledgeable in the safe handling and use of firearms.

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"The fit is snug enough that the holster can be inverted and shaken a bit without the pistol falling free, so it's not going to bounce out with any sort of normal activity. Also, it's properly cut to allow the user to achieve a full firing grip on the holstered pistol as part of a proper drawstroke. Heavy leather and good stitching make for a holster that can be handed down. If you're looking for a Sunday-go-to-meetin' holster to showcase your taste in blasters at gatherings with friends, give Dennis a call and he can set you up with a holster you'd be proud to be seen wearing."
- Tamara at View from the Porch

"This one is for my Glock 23, and it’s a paddle holster. And it’s soooooo pretty! Carrying in this holster will be fashionable and fun. And it smells like… You know what it smells like? FREEDOM! "
- Nicki at The Liberty Zone

"I’ve been carrying my 1911 in this “Valkyrie” holster for many weeks now. One thing I noticed right away is there was really no break-in time. The holster fit the 1911 well and kept it very secure during carry and daily activities including time at the range. The leather used is a bit thicker than what most are used to seeing which I believe contributes to the good fit. I haven’t noticed the leather stretching after a good deal of use and I attribute this to the thicker leather and the way it’s treated. Heavy thread is used throughout with areas of greater stress double stitched."
- Phil White at The Firearm Blog

"So, one last word about Dennis. Yes, you can probably get a mass-produced Chinese-made holster for a fraction on what one of his cost. I'm still a little freaked out that this is my most expensive "attire". But, you truly get what you pay for. With loving care, this holster will be a legacy. Something to pass down, something that will still be lovely and functional long after I'm not."
- Angel at The Lonely Libertarian

"The stitching was flawless, there were no gaps, no place where a piece didn’t match up exactly with it’s mate. I wasn’t expecting to find anything wrong and I didn’t. A fine example of American workmanship from a craftsman that takes pride in his work."
- Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

"A custom sample replete with a snakeskin insert and two-tone leather arrived here in the office a few weeks ago, and I finally got through gawking at it long enough to tell you about it. It’s got a Blackhawk CQC paddle to keep it secured to your belt, and Dragon’s custom leather to hold your sidearm steady—and looking sharp, too."
- Jay Grazio of Shooting Illustrated

"My draw was an issue in the first review and I knew then that was my issue with hip holsters, not the holster itself. It ain’t no more. As a matter of fact, I’m kinda diggin’ it now. When you put this holster on, it stays where you put it on and that’s good for muscle memory"
- Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin' My Life Away, Valkyrie Review Part Deux

Designed For These
Firearm Models

1911 Platform 3" All MFR's

1911 Platform 4" All MFR's

1911 Platform 5" All MFR's

Beretta 92F/92FS

Browning Hi-Power

Colt 1911 3"

Colt 1911 4"

Colt 1911 5"

Colt 1911 6" Longslide

CZ 75 Full Size (1976 - 1980)

CZ 75 P-07

CZ 75 SP-01

CZ 75-B Full Size (1981 +)

CZ Shadow 2 9mm / 40 S&W

Glock 17

Glock 19

Glock 20

Glock 21

Glock 21-SF

Glock 22

Glock 26

Glock 30

Glock 30S

Glock 31

Glock 34

Glock 35

Glock 36

Glock 37

Glock 41

Kimber Compact 4" 1911

Kimber Custom 5" 1911

Kimber Custom II 5" 1911

Kimber Pro 4" 1911

Kimber Royal II 5" 1911

Kimber Stainless II 5" 1911

Kimber Ultra 3" 1911 Platform

Ruger P90

Ruger SR40

Ruger SR9


SIG 1911 w/RAILS


Sig P220 w/o Rails

Sig P220 w/Rails

Sig P225

SIG P226 Mark25 Navy Seal 9mm

SIG P226 MK-25

Sig P226 w/o Rails

SIG P226 w/Rails

Sig P228

Sig P229

Sig P229 DAK

SIG P229 Legion 9mm

Sig P229 w/Rails

Sig P239

Sig P250

SIG P320 (.45 ACP)

SIG P320 (9mm / .40 SW)

SIG P320 Full Size

SIG P320 X-5

SIG SP2022 (SigPro)

SIG SP2340 (SigPro)

Springfield Armory 1911 GI 5" bbl

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded - WITH RAILS

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded -NO RAILS

Springfield Armory 4.25" 1911 No Rails

Springfield Armory 4.25" 1911 w/Rails

Springfield Armory 5" 1911 No Rails

Springfield Armory 5" 1911 w/Rails

Springfield Armory EMP .40

Springfield Armory EMP 9mm

Springfield Armory XD 4" Service

Springfield Armory XD 5" Tactical

Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" .40 S&W Compact

Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" 9mm Compact

Springfield Armory XD(m) 4.5"

Springfield Armory XD-Mod 2 .45ACP 4"

Springfield Armory XDs .45 cal 4"

Springfield Armory XDs 9mm 4"

SW MP 9 Full Size

Taurus PT 1911 No Rails

Taurus PT 1911 w/Rails

Don't see your gun listed here? Let us know what kind of firearm you have before ordering, and we'll let you know if we can secure the right model to make sure your Valkyrie is a perfect fit.

Exotic Skins

Below are samples of the exotic skins available for the Valkyrie.

Be aware that due to differences in monitor settings, these colors should only be used as an approximation.

Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Black Ostrich Skin
Black Ostrich
Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Brown Ostrich Skin
Brown Ostrich
Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Tan Ostrich Skin
Tan Ostrich
Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Tiger Stingray Skin
Tiger Stripe Stingray
Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Red Stingray Skin
Red Stingray
Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Black Stingray Skin
Black Stingray
Valkyrie Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Natural Python Skin
Natural Python

Why buy a Dragon Leatherworks Holster?

Because it's a quality American-made product at an affordable price.

These hand-built holsters are made with the ultimate renewable resource: leather.

This classic material has been the partner of firearms, carrying and protecting the ultimate self-defense tool that man has created, for over two centuries.

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