Browsing Archive: May, 2014

6 Reasons why I only use Bridle Leather

Posted by Simon Harrison on Saturday, May 31, 2014, In : Products 
  1. It has good looks and characteristics.

  2. It can put up with bad weather.

  3. It can put up with a lot of abuse.

  4. It is smooth and comfortable when in use.

  5. If looked after it can last a lifetime.

  6. It is strong and can be stitched well.

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Why should you buy a handmade leather belt?

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, May 30, 2014, In : Belts 
If you walk in to any department store you will be able to buy a ready made leather belt. So why should you order from Oakside and have to wait for a belt to be made and then delivered!

Simple Really!

My leather belts are made by hand using traditional techniques and methods. The leather is top quality, 1st selection, English bridle leather – the best leather you can get! You can choose from a selection of standard designs and buckles, or you can be adventurous and design one of your own uniq...


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Leather Repairs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Repairs 

Leather Repairs

So your favourite saddle has started to come apart at the seams – quite literally! What are you going to do? Throw it in the bin? Chuck it in the cupboard under the stairs? No! Take it to Oakside Saddlery for repair!

Most leather items can be repaired, especially if the stitching has just worn through. And it is not just saddles that can be repaired; leather boots, bridles, dog collars and leads, bags, motorbike leathers, leather belts, and many other items are repairable. S...


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Multi-Length Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, In : Products 

As a working dog handler you have realised that you have a peculiar set of needs for your dog's leads. A long lead for searching vehicles, a short lead for passing through busy traffic, and a medium length lead for searching people! So what do you do? Having lots of different leads for each purpose? Not so easy when you have travelled far from your dog van. What you need is a Multi-length lead from Oakside Saddlery.

My Multi-length leather dog lead can be adjusted from short, medium, and long...


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A Short History of Dog Collars

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : History 

Dog Collars have been in use by mankind for thousands of years. Images can be found in Ancient Egyptian paintings dating back to 3500BC. These collars were made from leather and had the dogs name on them. The Ancient Greeks used dogs to protect their livestock and used large spiked collars. The Ancient Romans were devoted to their dogs, and collars have been found with with messages in them showing appreciation to their dogs.

Dogs have been used, and sadly abused, by humans for many years; hu...


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Traditional Plain Leather Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, May 25, 2014, In : Products 
You have been looking for a proper leather dog collar, just like you remember having years ago! But no matter how much you look you just can't seem to find one. Well look no more!

My handmade Traditional Leather Collar is made the old Fashioned way using English Bridle Leather which is very strong and long-lasting, solid brass or Stainless steel fittings ensure that there is no rust, and hand stitched with linen thread.

I hand stitch the fittings using an old traditional method which passes two...
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Introduction from Simon

Posted by Simon Harrison on Saturday, May 24, 2014, In : News 
Hi all,

My name is Simon, I am the Cordwainer at Oakside. My two websites are www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk and www.oaksidebelts.co.uk. I specialise in hand stitching heavy English Bridle leather and making bespoke leather dog collars and leads, horse bridles and hand made leather Belts.

I hope to be able to use this blog to inform you about some of the products that I make, give you an insight into leather and the skills that I use, and to also provide some advice to help you make an informed deci...
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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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Oakside Saddlery

67 Windmill Rise

Minster

Kent

ME12 3QA

United Kingdom

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