HANDMADE LEATHER BELT MADE TO ORDER BY CHARLIE FINDLAY IN LONDON.

Handmade leather belt, 2 inch wide

United Kingdom flag 2 inch wide handmade leather belt

This handmade leather belt is sturdy and solid, and stands out from the crowd in strength and quality. A leather belt you can cherish for a lifetime. The solid brass buckle has a satisfying weight that compliments the beautiful high-quality leather. 

Each mongoosemoon leather belt is made to suit your special requirements. We pride ourselves on our customer service. Once I have received your order I will contact you to discuss the size and any other details. 

My handmade leather 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 another belt. Thanks again.
Kind regards, Graham

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MOST EXQUISITE LEATHER: While seeking out the most exquisite leather available for making a handmade leather belt I discovered the last remaining British oak bark tannery in Colyton, Devon. This tannery consistently supplies the most beautiful and finest quality leather hides, both oak bark and vegetable tanned. There has been a tannery here 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 become beautifully supple with age as they gain a unique patina.

I always visit the tannery to select the leather myself, it is a pleasure to choose as each hide has a unique quality and character. I usually keep over 20 different hides in stock in a variety of colours and thicknesses both corrected and uncorrected leather. Corrected leather has a smooth grain as the surface of the hide has been made smooth. Uncorrected leather has the natural surface of the animal skin giving the finished product a rustic appearance.

The processes to tan leather have little changed over the years. The local stream flows through the waterwheel that agitates the tannic liquor within the pits filled with local cattle skins. This 12 month process naturally and slowly transforms the skins into the most fabulous quality leather. The leather is hand stained using natural vegetable dyes and oils and waxes are applied 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. Artisans all over the world use Bakers leather to make the finest products available. I feel privileged to work with such incredible leather.

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

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