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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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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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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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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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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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Slip Leads - Perfect for walking a variety of Dogs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, In : Products 

A slip lead is great for dogs that either like to pull their head out of their collar or for when they don't need to wear a collar such as working and hunting dogs. My dog slip leads have a handle at one end and a slipped loop at the other end. This makes my slip leads great for dog walkers with a variety of dog breeds and for kennel and veterinary assistants that need to move and walk many different dogs.
This lead is handmade from full grain English Bridle leather in London Tan. This makes f...
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A Proper Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, August 21, 2017, In : Products 

If you have been looking for a real leather dog lead then look no more!
My standard leather dog leash is made from the finest Oak Bark Tanned English bridle leather from J&FJ Bakers. Bridle butt is the best and strongest cut of the hide, perfect for a dog leash.

Stainless steel trigger hooks will not rust and provide a lifetimes worth of use. The trigger hook is stitched by hand to the leather dog lead using 4 cord, heavy, linen thread. Hand stitching is a traditional skill where each stitch pa...
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Convertible Length Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, August 11, 2017, In : Products 
Another one of my leather dog leads that can change its length. This one can quickly change its length from long to short by halving its length.
Made from a single piece of Bridle Back Oak Bark Tanned English Bridle Leather from J&FJ Bakers. Keeping it a single piece ensures that the leathers strength is not compromised. Maybe a good idea as this lead was made for a Police German Shepherd!
To shorten the lead it is simply pulled through the ring near the trigger hook where it jams against the r...

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Adjustable Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, In : Products 
A handmade leather dog lead that can quickly change it's length from Long, to medium, to short.
The big solid brass trigger hook attaches to your dogs collar and the smaller solid brass trigger hook attaches to one of the three brass rings attached along the length of the lead.
To keep the dog leash tidy as its length is shortened the small trigger hook is passed through each ring as it shortens the dog leash.
Australian Nut genuine English Bridle leather is used throughout the hand making proce...

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Multi-Length Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, August 4, 2017, In : Products 
Multi-Length Dog Lead

Why carry 2 leads for different scenarios when you can carry just the one!
My multi-Length leather dog lead can quickly change from short, to medium, to long with just a simple change of a trigger hook.
Short for heel work, Medium when you need that control but your dog has a bit of free range, and long for allowing your dog their maximum movement. A favourite lead for Police dogs and search dogs.
Full grain London Tan bridle leather, yellow stitching, and solid brass fittin...
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Multiple Length Leather Dog Leads

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, June 4, 2017, In : Products 

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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Dog Leads

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, In : Products 
I make many different leather dog leads. The reason being is that we all have different sizes and breeds of dogs, we are all different heights and builds, and we all want our dogs to different things. Some people like to have a well trained dog that walks to heel, others just need the dog to stay safe whilst on a road. A tracking dog needs to be worked at a distance, and a showing dog needs to be worked close. So what lead should you chose?

Standard Dog Lead
My standard lead comes in three diff...
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Leather Lead and Collar Repairs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, In : Repairs 

Martingale Leather Dog Collar replacement chain

Repairs by Oakside Saddlery

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So what sort of lead do you need?

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, August 1, 2014, In : Products 
When it comes to choosing a lead it can be quite confusing. And the more advise you get, sometimes the harder it gets to make your decision. I’ll break down some of the common uses that I had in mind when I designed my leads.

Standard Leather Lead

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This is your General Purpose lead. Designed for everyday use.

Simple in design but can be put to more uses than you may think! A handle at one end and a simple clip at the other it does exactly what it’s meant to do. Clips to your dogs leather coll...


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Multi-Length Custom Dog Slip Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Products 

One advantage of ordering your leather dog lead from a UK based Cordwainer is that you can ask for that special one-of-a-kind design. That is the case for this heavy-duty, multi-length Slip lead.

At 1 1/2 inches wide the lead is design to fit a giant Boerboel dog.

The rings stitched along the length of the lead allow for adjustments in much the same way as my standard multi-length leads. They are stitched in to place by hand using three lines of hand-stitching at 8 stitches to the inch.

The slip...


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Standard Leather Dog Lead

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, June 6, 2014, In : Products 

My standard dog lead is a traditional leather lead made with practicality in mind.

A simple but useful leather dog lead that does exactly what it is meant to do!

Leather

The leather is my standard bridle leather, very strong and durable, perfect for my leather dog leads. Why have a nice collar and then scrimp on the lead? There are a variety of lengths;

  • Short 24 inches (60 cm)

  • Medium 36 inches (91 cm)

  • Long 48 inches (121 cm)

  • Extra Long (152 cm) (I'll cover this one in a later post)

And a variety of w...


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Bespoke Leather Dog Collars and Leads

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, In : Products 

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So you have an idea for the perfect collar for your dog. And no matter how much you have scoured the web you just can’t find exactly what you are looking for! This is when a Bespoke Cordwainer comes in handy. Give me your ideas and I will see what I can do.

Some of the specific requirements I have been requested to make are listed below

  • ·         Extra wide to protect an old injury.
  • ·         Brass instead of leather loops.
  • ·         Wide boar hound style collar.
  • ·         Double pronged buc...

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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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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

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