A Firefly Replica Captain Malcom Reynolds Hero Holster by Brennan Byers of gbb Custom Leather
The lucky winner of this auction will own a very unique piece of Firefly history. This holster is the hand made custom prop replica prototype created by master leather craftsman Brennan Byers of gbb Custom Leather. It is made from the exact pattern as the holster that is worn by none other than Nathan “Captain Malcolm Reynolds” Fillion in the television series Firefly. This prototype was created as an example for a limited and numbered series being done by gbb Custom Leather. It is the only holster besides the one used in the series that will not be numbered. Brennan explained that the holster Mal wears looks slightly different because the studio wanted it aged and this prototype is in new/unused condition.
Brennan was impressed with the charity work that CABC was doing at last year’s Creation Convention and donated this fantastic item to us at the end of the convention, with the request that we use it to raise funds for charity. Specifically, Brennan requested that the CABC auction this holster to raise funds toward curing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’ – in his own words earlier this year:
“A very old and dear friend, Harry Adronis, who is well known in the industry, was diagnosed with A.L.S. a few months ago. My friend was a respected sound technician, mixer and editor until this diagnosis. He is only 50 years old and has had an extensive career in his field in music, film and television. He explained to me that since there are relatively few people stricken with the disease, there is little funding going to research because the drug companies would be hard pressed to recover their investment. Coincidentally, a very good friend of my brother¹s was also stricken with this horrible disease just recently”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain, through the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. ALS causes progressive degeneration of motor neurons, which effects the brain’s ability to initiate and control muscle movement. With voluntary muscle action severely limited, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Essentially, the body degrades while the mind stays sharp and aware. It is a very cruel and frightening way to die.
Please join us in supporting the fight against ALS and bid on this wonderful and unique Firefly item. 100% of the winning bid will be donated to The ALS Association.