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 Bridle Leather.

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P.S. You don't have to ride a horse if you want one of these belts! You can just pretend!

 

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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Midwinter

December 21, 2016

Midwinter is finally upon us!

Use the voucher code XMAS2016 for a discount from www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk


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Fancy a Christmas bargain?

December 11, 2016
Why not type in the code XMAS2016 at the checkout and you will receive a little Christmas present from me!

Happy Christmas everyone
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It's Christmas! (Well nearly!)

November 12, 2016
With Christmas fast approaching and that frantic search for the perfect present! I know a beautifully Handmade Leather Belt, or the perfect handmade leather dog collar and lead for your best friend? What about a lovely leather camera strap for the photographer? A a plaited leather sling for the field sports fanatic's rifle?

Unfortunately you are too late to order from me now. Awwwww!

But all is not lost. You can pretend that you was always going to treat them to the perfect Christmas gift from ...
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My Top 7 Best (Worst) Horse Clippers

November 8, 2016
A countdown of the dirtiest and hairiest horse clippers that I have repaired and serviced.
And you thought yours were bad! just take a look at these horse clippers

At number 7, the hair has made its way through the horse clippers and in to the motor.

No 6 of the dirty horse clippers is the amount of hair blocking the cooling air flow out of the motor and over the blades.

Over oiling of the horse clippers can lead to a build up of hair in the clipper head.

When you see this much horse hair behind t...
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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

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