New Shipping

July 19, 2017

I have had a change around with my shipping. I now have 2 options for UK shipping;

Free Delivery with standard crafting time of up to 8 weeks,
and,
Rush Delivery with up to 4 weeks shipping time. I will bump this order up my to-do list and try and make your order quicker.

Obviously this will only work if most people choose the free delivery option. Too many rush orders and I won't be able to keep up! Makes it a bit pointless then and I will have to have a re-think.

Anyway. I will see how it goes.Si




 

What Collar should I get for my Dog?

July 6, 2017

So you have just got your new furry friend and need to treat them to a new dog collar. Once you start looking around you realise that there are a vast array of dog collars to choose from. From high visibility collars, to rope, chain, to leather. Each of these collars comes with their pros and cons.

Now this may sound strange but for a puppy I would recommend finding a collar with a lot of adjustment that your dog can grow in to. No matter how much you look it up and think how big there a...


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Multiple Length Leather Dog Leads

June 4, 2017

Whether it is walking, training, or working, sometimes your dogs lead needs to be short, at other times it needs to be long. At Oakside I make a selection of leather dog leads that can quickly and easily change their length to suit all of your requirements.

Multi-Length Leather Dog Lead

I developed this lead from my time as a Dog Handler. It is one lead that can be used in 8 different ways. With a trigger hook at each end and two dee rings it is simply a matter of clipping the lead where ...


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Camera Straps

May 28, 2017

Have you always wanted the perfect Leather Strap to go with your fantastic camera?

I have a selection of camera wrist straps, camera neck straps, and camera shoulder/sling straps you can choose from. These are all handmade to order in my workshop in Kent.

Being custom made gives you many more options than shop brought items. With a choice of seven oak bark leather colours and four stitching colours you can order a camera strap that is individual to you.

My camera straps are available to order in...


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Equestrian Inspired

April 17, 2017
Four handmade leather belts made with the equestrian in mind.

The Rochester handmade leather belt
Made using a swage head collar buckle

The Dublin handmade Leather belt
This one uses a folding hoof pick as a buckle - clever!

Minster handmade Leather Belt
An imitation strirrup iron belt buckle

The York Handmade Leather Belt
The York belt uses a stainless steel girth buckle

So just a small selection of my Bridle Leather Belts, all made by hand entirely in Great Britain (by Me!) using Oak Bark Tanned Bri...
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Douglas Handmade Leather Belt

April 5, 2017

One of my new belts for 2017. The Douglas Handmade Leather Belt.

Made to measure for the perfect fit in my workshop in Mister-on-Sea, in Great Britain.

Buckle

A solid Brass Swelled West End buckle is used on the Douglas leather belt. This buckle is a traditional buckle design with great looks. Being solid brass means that there is no rust giving years of use without detracting from style.

Stitching

Three lines of Oakside Signature hand stitching. Using traditional saddlery stitching skills and ha...


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Cleaning Tip

March 13, 2017
Ball up a pair of tights or stockings in to a ball and use it to buff up your leather. It works especially well on patent leather.

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Spam!!!!!

February 16, 2017
Recently I have been inundated with spam through my contacts forms. I really can't understand what they hope to achieve! Most of it is in a foreign language, some doesn't have links. What exactly do they hope to achieve!
It is bad enough getting junk emails but at least I can filter that. But my own contact forms all come from a source that I need to be able to see.
Even with a capture running the spammers must be using 'human farms' to paste crap to the form, enter the capture and send the for...
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Dog Collars

January 29, 2017
Any dog, Any size!


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New Year, New Look, New Leather

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

To bring in the New Year I have revamped my website. I have lost a few pages, added some more and had a general cleanup. I have changed the style to a more modern look that is responsive to the viewing device. A must I think now days as over 80% of my traffic is from mobile devices. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.

A common question I receive is “What colour leather is that?” So I have now moved my leather colours to the side of my...


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Cordwainer


Simon Harrison Cordwainer at Oakside Saddlery Handmade, bespoke leather Made in England. Leather Collars and Leads for your Dog, Handmade, made to Measure Leather Belts, Leather camera straps, And Leather rifle slings for Field Sports. All made in the Traditional Hand-stitched way

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Simon Harrison

Oakside Saddlery

67 Windmill Rise

Minster

Kent

ME12 3QA

United Kingdom

oaksidesaddlery@gmail.com

+44(0)7976892950

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