The Batley Call Safe - J. Stephens Wren & Ivy Collaboration
Calls Not Included *
Jack Batley owned a barber shop in Valley City, Illinois in the late 1800s. When Jack did not have someone in the chair, he would work on his banded Illinois River-style metal reed duck calls. After he finished each call, he would wrap it with a cotton cord that was used all along the river to make fishing nets.
The “Batley Call Safe” is a collaboration project between J. Stephens Calls and Wren & Ivy. Very similar to a tool roll, this a great piece to store and carry your calls and call accessories to the blind, on a hunting trip, or to a local call social. The wrap has loops to hold 9 calls and a specially designed lanyard pocket to tuck away your lanyard while securing your calls in the call loops. There are also 6 individual pockets for storing extra reeds, corks, guts, call tuning tools and other call accessories. Made of waxed twill canvas, vegetable-tanned bridled leather, and solid brass hardware the Batley Call Safe is not only durable but looks good. Your calls are protected by the lined hydrophobic fleece interior that mimics the protection of shearling but dries quickly when cleaned. With Jack being one of the first callmakers to wrap his calls with cord and heavily influencing the look and style of J.Stephens Calls through the use of cord wrapping, we couldn’t think of a better name to represent this history-rich collaboration. $295.00