Browsing Archive: October, 2017

Plaited Rifle Sling

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : Products 

A Handmade leather rifle sling with a bit of style
Full Grain English Bridle leather is used to make this plaited rifle sling. The plait is a mystery braid in that it has no joins and is made from a single piece of leather. 2 inches wide to give a good weight bearing surface and help alleviate shoulder strain.
The QR swivels on this rifle sling are European standard. A slightly different size to UK and USA swivels.
This rifle sling has an adjustable buckle in stainless steel to aid fitting to an...

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Rochester Bridle Leather Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, October 27, 2017, In : Belts 

A classic Leather belt design using a whole Swage buckle.
My Rochester handmade leather belt uses a swage buckle. These are usually used on horse headcollars but make a perfect buckle for a leather belt. Solid brass is used for this leather belt.
Leather is Oak Bark tanned for a superior, individual finish to your bespoke leather belt. Bridle leather is used as it is one of the finest cuts of the hide, strong, flexible, and resilient. Dark Havana is used for this handmade bridle leather belt.
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Standard Leather Dog Leads

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, In : Products 

Looking for a proper leather dog lead?
Then look no more!
Made by hand in Great Britain in a variety of traditional leather colours; Australian Nut, Dark Havana, Black, Oak, Newmarket, and London tan. My genuine English bridle leather dog leads are made from a single piece of Oak Bark tanned Bridle leather that is very strong and supple. Handmade in a variety of widths from 1/2inch (12mm) to 1inch (25mm) and with standard length of 2, 3, and 4feet long.
Stitching is carried out by hand using a h...
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Douglas Handmade Bridle Leather Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Saturday, October 21, 2017, In : Belts 

The solid brass flat West End buckle sets this handmade leather belt off. A classic design suitable for any occasion.
English bridle leather is used that has been tanned using an Oak Bark tanning process for a luxurious and individual leather belt. The leather is nearly 4mm thick and is a single piece that is made to measure for a bespoke service.
Hand waxed linen thread at 8 stitches to the inch is used to hold the buckle. Stitched by hand using the traditional skills of the English Saddler.
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Rochester Handmade Bridle Leather Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, In : Belts 

A whole swage buckle is used for this leather belt for a classic design and style.
Full grain London Tan bridle leather that is made to measure for the perfect fit. ! 1/4 inches wide is just right for your casual trouser and jeans.
My three lines of Oakside signature stitching is carried out by hand using traditional saddlery skills. Waxed linen thread is used with double hand stitching. This means that each stitch passes completely through the leather before moving on to the next stitch. Each ...
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Dog Slip Lead with a Stop

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : Products 

A custom request to fit a stop to one of my handmade dog slip leads. This stop prevents the lead from opening too far when your dog is walking and not pulling against the lead. This means that the collar part of the lead stays in place. Slip leads are a great lead for dogs that either pull back on their leads slipping their collar, dog walkers who walk a variety of different size dog breeds, kennel assistants, and for working dogs that don't need a collar.
Handmade to order using Oak Bark tann...

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Additional Leather Loop on a Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, October 12, 2017, In : Products 

What is the purpose of an additional loop?
The additional leather loop on one of my handmade leather dog collars serves to hold the point of the dog collar tightly against the collar. The extra loop is the one on the right of the picture, after the dee ring. It is stitched in place and blocked square. It make the collar look nicer by not leaving the point flapping around. It can also help if you have more than one dog that like to chew one another's collars.
Australian nut bridle leather and so...
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Two Handle Multi-Length Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, In : Products 

This lead is a favourite of some of the UK Police Forces Dog Handlers. Two handles allow better control over their public order dogs. By holding the long handle in one hand and the short handle in the other hand allows your dog to be quickly released forward whilst keeping them controlled with the other hand.
Made from a single piece of Bridle Back leather from J&FJ Bakers the long lead is 60 inches from end-to-end. The short handle is stitched in separately. Stitching on this lead is Police S...
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Fancy Something Plaited

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, October 1, 2017, In : Products 

How about treating your dog to a handmade plaited leather dog collar from Oakside Saddlery. It's not even too late for Christmas to place your order for a bespoke leather dog collar.
My plaited leather dog collars are made from a single piece of Oak Bark Tanned Bridle Leather. This one is full grain London Tan colour from J&FJ Bakers in Colyton. I use a mystery braid to make these leather dog collars. A mystery braid has no cuts across the leather nor any joins to weaken the collar. Have a loo...
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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

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