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Personalised Oak Bark Leather Devon Belt

Tanner Bates

$151.31


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Tanner Bates are traditional leatherworkers. Everything you see is handmade by our small team of artisan craftspeople in Dartington, South Devon.

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  • Personalisation

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$151.31

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Product description

Tanner Bates are traditional leatherworkers. Everything you see is handmade by our small team of artisan craftspeople in Dartington, South Devon.

The Oak Bark Devon Belt is a substantial traditional belt made from heavy hide about 5mm thick, the type used by harness and bridle makers. This tough yet supple hide is made in the old way and has a strong smell of leather.

  • Hand-stitched 4-5mm oak bark tanned leather
  • Sand-cast buckles made in a West Midlands foundry
  • Stitched by hand with tough braided thread
  • Belt width 1.25” or 1.5”
  • Each belt is tailor made for a perfect fit
  • Buckles in solid brass
  • Tub of Tanner Bates Hide Food with every belt
  • Individual batch number

Perfect gift for 3rd Wedding Anniversary, Leather Anniversary.

Variations

The Oak Bark Leather belts are available in brown only.

Personalisation of up to 12 characters is available. We use traditional bookbinders brass type (24pt Gill Sans) embossed on the reverse of the belt (hidden on the inside). During the hot stamping process we use black foil to emboss the letters to match our maker's marque. The personalisation will follow the same orientation as our maker's marque.

Please note, personalised/made to order items cannot be exchanged or returned.

The leather has a full grain finish which means that every blemish or scar on the cows skin will be present on the finished hide and apparent on the finished product. The hides are dyed by hand at the tannery with an aniline dye. This process allows the grain and all the individual markings on the cows skin to show through. The dye is absorbed into the hide in an irregular way so giving a unique appearance to every belt. No two are exactly the same.

Tanner Bates Oak bark leather belts are special. Gradually,over the years, the tanneries that make this leather have disappeared until now there is only one left in Europe. As for the buckles, we have been able to find only one foundry in this country using the traditional sand casting process. Because there is a chance that these belts could become history we number each one with a batch number. (we normally make these belts up in batches of no more than 10).

Overview

  • Made in Britain
  • Personalisation available

Dimensions

Width 1.25 or 1.5 inches.

Measured Belt Size:

(Please see diagram).

To get the right size, measure an existing belt from the point where the leather meets the buckle to the most regularly used hole. This is the measured size.

*If this information is not available, please contact us and tell us the trouser size.

Each belt has 5 holes 1” (2.5cm) apart. Your supplied measurement will be to the centre one of the five.

Please note, as these belts are made to order, they cannot be exchanged or returned.

Made from

The Oak Bark Devon Belt is handmade in Dartington South Devon by traditional leather craftspeople using Devon leather sourced from a local tannery. The hides are aniline dyed which, like stain on wood, lets the grain and all its natural imperfections show through. No two are exactly the same.

Tanner Bates products are different. We are hand makers, leather specialists, a small business of 3 makers - all apprentice trained in our Devon workshop. Our roots are in traditional equestrian leatherwork and our techniques and hand tools are the same as those used by saddlers and bridlemakers for generations.

We pay attention to details especially our edges which are sanded, sealed and burnished. This edging detail, which can only be achieved by hand with time and concentration, is only found on traditional hand made leatherwork. This technique and the quality of our leather is what makes Tanner Bates products different from other mass produced and factory made items.

The Devon oak bark tanned hides are sourced from a tannery local to our workshop. Oak Bark Tanned Leather has a long tradition in this country which modern industry has left far behind. There is, however, one tannery left nestling in the Devon hills powered by a waterwheel producing the very best bridle and harness leather using oak bark from the Lake District. Oak bark contains the necessary tannins to transform Devon cowhides into leather. Just 3 things, oak bark, Devon river water and time produce a very special leather that is prized throughout the world. No chemicals are used in this process.

The buckles are cast in sand in a foundry in Walsall, West Midlands.

Each belt is individually hand stitched and cut to size to ensure a perfect fit.

Natural leather will be kept in good supple condition and last longer if it is treated from time to time with a good quality Hide Food and dressed with a liquid wax. Polish with a horsehair brush.

Product code

169348


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Returns

You have 28 days, from receipt of cancellable goods, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Please note: goods that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements, perishable products and personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken are non-refundable, unless faulty.

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Tanner Bates

Devon, GB