So just how much weight can one of my handmade leather camera straps carry?

April 24, 2019
"Can your camera straps support the weight of my *insert camera model*? It weighs *insert weight*?" Is a very common question I am asked. And the answer is invariable. Yes! Yes it can!
Now as a picture is worth a thousand words I thought that I should test one.


So this is my Globetrotter camera sling supporting a 25lt water container. And yes it is full! so that is around 25kg supported quite happily.

This then made me think. What else could I hang from that strap. Hhmm! What's that in the background. I know. What about a bale of hay. That's about 45kg. Surely not.



Well would you believe. 45kg supported by a handmade leather camera strap. And no damage to the strap. In fact it went straight back to use.

So yes. My handmade leather camera straps can support your camera. Even when it has a massive telephoto lens attached!

Have a good day now.

Si
 

New Websites

April 17, 2019
I have been tinkering with some new websites recently. I decided now was a good time to have some web specific names and to split some of my store items. I also needed to buy up some domain names like www.oaksidesaddlery.uk using the recently introduced .uk web address. It was also a chance to play with some settings and see what I could come up with.

Having my store with Ecwid makes it easy as I only have to add the store to each website - and viola! there it is.

The majority of my websites ar...
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Camera Straps - What one suits you?

April 2, 2019
A simple search of the internet will throw out a myriad of camera straps. From the standard manufacture's stock one, to custom made bespoke straps costing more than your camera!
My ethos is different. I make camera straps that are designed to do their job, with strength, and style. I use leather from JE Sedgwick. JE Sedgwick make the finest English Bridle Leather that has the strength, durability, and robustness required of a modern day camera strap.
So what strap do you need?

Wrist Straps

Roamer Camera Slipped Wrist Strap

A wris...
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What does Brexit mean to me?

March 16, 2019
To be honest I haven't got a clue. I don't think anyone else has either really!
My suppliers are UK based so in theory this shouldn't be an issue.
Shipping to Europe will probably change as you can guarantee that your government will want to charge an import tax on your goods!
I will also expect postage costs to Europe to increase. Not because it will be more expensive to ship there, but because they can!
Anyway, once those in charge finally get their act together, and work for the country, inste...
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Lining Leather For my new Cavesson Dog Collar

July 18, 2018
An option for my handmade leather Cavesson Dog Collar is to have a soft leather lining. There are a variety of linings to suit any flavour.
I use genuine pull-up leather which has a distressed look with a silky soft feel.
Colours are;
  • Bubblegum pink

  • Espresso

  • Havana

  • Jade Green

  • Lime Green

  • Olive Tan

  • Plum

  • Purple

  • Walnut

  • Olive Green

  • Black


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My First Video Thank You

June 17, 2018
https://youtu.be/uIOLliPDpNU



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New Leather

June 11, 2018
I have decided to add some new leather to my line up.

Sedgwick & Co have been producing English Leather since 1900. They use English cattle hides that can be traced to the select few suppliers. These suppliers can provide information of where the animal lived and how old it is.
They have Bridle Butts and Bridle Backs in a variety of colours.
Bridle Butts. Used in almost all of my handmade leather goods;
  • Australian nut
  • Black
  • Burgandy
  • Chocolate
  • Conker
  • Dark Green
  • Dark Havana
  • Hazel
  • Light Havana
  • London Tan
  • Navy...

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Plaited Rifle Sling

October 29, 2017

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

October 27, 2017

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.
St...
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Standard Leather Dog Leads

October 24, 2017

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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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

+44(0)7976892950

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