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HANDMADE MENS & WOMENS LEATHER BELT, 2 INCH WIDE OAK BARK TANNED LEATHER £120 buy

Mongoose Moon logo in blackCUSTOM HANDMADE ENGLISH BRIDLE LEATHER BELTS ESPECIALLY MADE TO ORDER BY CHARLIE FINDLAY IN LONDON.

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ENGLISH OAK BARK LEATHER: The last remaining Oak Bark Tannery in Great Britain is in the Parish of Colyton, Devon. This tannery supplies me with the most beautiful, finest quality leather hides. There has been a tannery there for over 2000 years since Roman times. The Baker family has run this business going  back over 150 years with 5 generations. They create English bridle leathers that have an incredibly high tensile strength yet are light in weight and beautifully supple. I always visit the tannery to select the leather myself, it is difficult to make a choice as each hide has a unique quality and character and smell. The processes used today have little changed over the years. The local stream still flows through the waterwheel that in turn agitates the tannic liquor within the pits filled with local cattle skins. This 12 month process slowly transforms the skins into the most fabulous quality leather. The tannery leather is hand stained with vegetable dyes and the hides are stuffed with natural oils and waxes to protect the surface and feed the leather. There is no water pollution in this process and the waste is fed immediately back into the river. This leather is used by artisans all over the world to make the finest products that are available.

Watch this slideshow to learn more about the process of tanning leather with oak bark in Colyton.

ALL MONGOOSE MOON BELTS MADE TO SUIT YOUR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: We pride ourselves on our customer service and love to hear from our clients once they have received their order. Here is a review from Graham after he ordered his first mongoose moon leather belt:

The belt arrived today. The colour is perfect and the workmanship is top notch in every way. Thank you for all your help and excellent service, I have no doubt I will be coming back to you soon for possibly another belt. Thanks again.
Kind regards, Graham

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CHOOSE:

  • the width of belt you require.

  • the style of the buckle and whether you would like a solid brass buckle or a nickel plated solid brass buckle. My buckles have a satisfying weight which fits well with the high-quality leather.

  • colour of leather, choose from any examples.

  • type of leather, Oak Bark tanned or Vegetable tanned. Please see specific categories as the thicker Oak Bark leather can only be used with certain styles of buckle.

  • If you do not find the exact combination of leather and buckle you require please contact us to discuss the options available to you.

  • I normally have around 20 different leather hides in stock.

  • The hides are cut using a traditional plough gauge.

  • The edges burnished using a bone folder and then sealed.

  • Buckles attached with 5 solid brass rivets, either brass or nickel plated.

  • Each belt ends with an English point.

  • 5 oval holes are punched at one-inch intervals, the middle hole made to suit your measurement.

  • Please follow my measuring instructions and your belt should fit perfectly.

measuring your belt size

  • Once you have placed your order I will contact you either by email or telephone to confirm the length of belt you require. 

SHIPPING:

  • I ship using Royal Mail next day, signed for delivery. Cost of P&P in the UK is £8.50.

  • Mongoose moon belts are sold worldwide, please check the shipping rates for more detailed information.

  • Once I have your belt measurement your parcel should arrive with you within 7 to 10 working days for UK orders. Shipping to other countries varies accordingly.

  • I carefully package the belts to protect the surface of the leather whilst in transit. Our packaging is 100% recyclable paper and card.

 

  • Your belt will arrive packaged in it’s own box. Please tell me if you would like multiple belt orders posted together or separately. This can effect any import duty, VAT & handling fee if belts are sent outside of Great Britain.

HELP:

  • Please contact Charlie on +44 20 8470 6443 if you have any questions regarding your order, choice of leather or buckle.