Browsing Archive: September, 2017

A New belt for the winter

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, September 28, 2017, In : New Products 

The Halifax.
This one uses a solid Brass West End Roller buckle from Abbey England. At 1 1/4 inch wide it is perfect for casual wear and jeans.
Dark Havana Oak Bark Tanned Bridle Leather belt that is made to order for a truly bespoke leather belt. The stitching is carried out by hand using a heavy waxed linen thread.
This leather belt also has no creases down the edges for a smooth design.
A single fixed keeper loop is stitched in behind the buckle with the stitches running underneath the loop ke...

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Plaited Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, In : Products 

Add a bit of style to your walking with one of my handmade plaited leather dog lead or leash (if you are American!)
This lead is made from a single piece of English bridle Butt leather and plaited using a mystery braid. This means that there are no joins in the leather and helps to keep its strength.
Dark Havana Oak Bark Tanned leather is used for this plaited dog lead. It is an inch wide and has a 5 strand plait. Brown hand stitching attaches the solid brass trigger hook for a positive connect...
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Extra-Wide Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Saturday, September 16, 2017, In : Products 

So you need a collar that is wider than 1 inch but you don't like having the big buckle that goes with it. You need one of my Extra-Wide Dog collars.
These handmade leather dog collars are wider than 1 inch, this one is an inch and a quarter. But it still uses a 1 inch buckle and dee ring.
The buckle is attached using a 'reverse turn' on the bridle leather. This turns the leather at the buckle return to the outside of the collar. A reverse turn has a number of advantages; It keeps the inside of...
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Hereford Leather Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, September 10, 2017, In : Belts 

The Hereford leather belt is a big belt with a two pin heavy duty buckle. Solid brass West End design with a roller to ease buckling.
Two stitched in keeper loops keep the belt's pointy end under control and make for a different design of leather belt.
Black Oak Bark tanned Bridle leather is used to make this belt. Hardwearing and beautiful. With each belt being individually made to measure for a bespoke service that is not seen nowadays. Three lines of my signature hand stitching make this bes...
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Padded and Lined Leather Sighthound Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, In : Products 

An option on my handmade leather Sighthound Collars is to have the inside lined and padded. This padding can help to protect a sighthound's long neck when they are on the lead.
I use a soft leather to line the inside of the leather dog collar. This is stitched by hand to the collar. In this collars case the dog collar has also been lined with a thick layer of neoprene between the two pieces of leather. This further reduces pressure on your dog's neck.
Handmade from Black Oak bark tanned Bridle ...
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Free Running Loop

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, September 3, 2017, In : New Products 

This is one of my Multi-Length Leather Dog Leads with the addition of a free running solid brass ring.
But what is it?
A running ring is placed between the trigger hook and the handle. It is free to move around along the length of the lead, but it will not slide off as it is smaller than the trigger hook and handle.
What can it do?
If you attach your trigger hook to the ring you have a nice slip collar. Great for when your dog returns and you find that they have lost their collar! (I make these ...
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Sighthound Martingale Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, September 3, 2017, In : Products 

Sighthounds such as Greyhounds, Wolfhounds, Saluki, and Whippets, tend to have long narrow necks and need a different style of collar to other breeds.

This Sighthound Collar is made from Full Grain London colour Bridle leather that is strong and yet soft and pliable. It is a martingale or half check dog collar with a leather check loop and solid brass rings.
The inside of the Sighthound dog collar is padded with a soft leather helping to protect your dog's neck. A thick layer of neoprene is use...
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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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