STURGIS 2016: Howard Knight’s Gun Holster Wallet to Benefit Flying Piston Charity at the Buffalo Chip

Sturgis 2016 Howard Knight Leather WalletSturgis, SD — Each year, the Flying Piston hosts its important Breakfast Charity Event to Benefit Tech Ed during the Sturgis Rally on Sunday, August 7th. This year, Howard Knight was asked to donate a special creation designed just for the participants in this year’s event. Read more

Howard Knight unanimously endorsed into Montana’s Circle of American Masters


Montana, The Land of Creativity, has a tradition of breeding a “can-do” creative spirit. The Montana Arts Council’s Montana Circle of American Masters (MCAM) honors that spirit while celebrating and reminding us of who we are
and where we live.

Only 39 artists have ever received this honor to date and Montana is the only state in the Union that honors their American Masters in this important way. These artists are masters of their medium, creating their work for use in their culture or as a reflection of it. Their art permeates their lives and fills our world, often without our awareness of its beauty or uniqueness. Read more.

One to Watch: Howard Knight

Howard Knight Featured in Western Art & Architecture

WAA December cover

Master leather craftsman Howard Knight, owner of Rocking K Custom Leather, started his life-long love of hand-tooled leather at the age of 10, in 4-H, but he didn’t…read more.

Howard Knight, Rocking K Custom Leather, selected for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Award-Winning Student Build Challenge™ with 2014 Street Glide

Sturgis Buffalo Chip CompetitionSturgis, SD (November 26, 2013) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is proud to announce that its ground-breaking Student Build Challenge will return in 2014. The bike build project is a collaboration between the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis Brown High School, Black Hills Harley-Davidson®, Terry Components, Dakota V-Twin and a large group of industry-leading parts sponsors. The program provides the opportunity for Sturgis Brown High School students to learn from leading motorcycle industry professionals in order to create a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle from a stock Harley-Davidson. Read more.

Howard Knight takes top awards at the 2013 Harley-Davidson Museum Custom Bike Shows – 110th Anniverary Celebration & AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show

Howard Knight Takes Top Awards at Harley 110th Celebration

Commissioned to create the best and, after a total of 900 hours in design and leather artistry, Howard Knights’s work wins the AMD People’s Choice Award and the Harley-Davidson Museum Custom Bike Show Best of Class in Full Dress Bikes at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration, Labor Day Weekend 2013 – Milwaukee, WI. Read more.

Howard Knight Sets New World Record for Most Expensive Pair of Cowboy Boots

In 2006, Forbes Magazine reported the highest price paid for a pair of cowboy boots was $75,000. Master leather artist Howard Knight just topped that with his “Phantom Boot” and their $106,000 price tag. Read more.

Rocking K Custom Leather Chosen to Create Top Award for Smoke Out 14

Durham, NC – June 2013 – The Smoke Out Rally announced today that Howard Knight of Rocking K Custom Leather is supplying a custom hand-tooled leather Briefcase at the seminal, chopper event of the nation. One individual for the event will ride off into the sunset with the greatest memory of the two day rally. Read more.