To be honest, the people here have a long way to go to begin truly understanding the depth of art in leather working. Cues? No problem, most here are experts. But when it comes to leatherworking people often fall all over themselves praising mediocre work.
IF someone were to put up a cue with the same level of mediocre decorative work that shows up in some cases then that cue maker would be soundly criticized.
If Mark were to do a case then it wouldn't be appreciated. The next shitty case that comes along with a bunch of incoherent tooling done badly would have 20 people tripping over themselve to praise it and wanting to know how to buy it. Meanwhile if this guy were to do a case then the reaction would be more like that's nice at best.
Mark's work is fantastic.
And if you want to learn more about what truly fantastic, tight, well done leahter work looks like then go here;
Just to name a few.
There are people who do pyrography on leather to such a high degree of skill it's mind blowing.
This is a passion of mine to raise awareness of what "really good" in leather work is. I don't care if someone puts up something mediocre. Every body starts somewhere. I care that the same people who go nuts over the tiniest glue line in a cue will apply that same level of scrutiny to cue cases or not at all.
If you enjoy seeing fine leather cases then study the art of leather working so that you understand truly what is great, what is passable, and what is awful. And that is both in construction and in decoration.
Leather is such a rich and diverse canvas. Easy to throw a bunch of it together and call it a case but hard to work it right with patience and craft something for the ages. You all want something that is truly timeless. Don't accept badly done work that comes straight out of the basic Tandy leather book.
For good money you want the type of work that wins blue ribbons at leather shows.
In my opinion.