Browsing Archive: August, 2014

Belfast Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Belts 
The Belfast Belt

The Belfast belt from Oakside is a handmade leather belt with a double looped, solid brass, oval buckle.

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Buckle

The Belfast Buckle is made from solid brass in the UK at Abbey England, and is 1 ¼ inches wide. A stylish design which is quite flat with rounded corners and ends. A double buckle so requires no leather loops to keep the belt under control. The belt buckle is long enough to make it easy to buckle with plenty of room to push the leather through.

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Leather

I use genuine Eng...


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Shire Horse Harness Repairs

Posted by Simon Harrison on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Repairs 
Another repair on some Shire horse harness. I had to buy another, longer awl blade for this as my other one was too short! Still kept pulling the blade out on every bleeding stitch though!!!!!!!!
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History of the Belt - Prehistory

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, August 7, 2014, In : History 

3350BC – 3100BC – The Ice Man

This amazing fella was discovered on a mountain in the Otztal Alps, South Tyrol, Italy on 19th September, 1991 by two hikers. He was partially encased in glacier ice and so well preserved that originally he was thought to be an unfortunate mountain hiker that had met his end. After recovery of the body radiocarbon dating revealed that the iceman lived between 3350 and 3100 BC, making him 5000 years old.

Among the many items of well preserved clothing found...


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Does my Belt Need a Running Loop?

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

What is a running loop?

A running loop is a small loop of leather that is free to move up and down your belt. It is normally the piece that you lose when it falls off!

What does a running loop do?

The reason behind the running loop is that it is there to keep the point of the leather tight against the rest of the belt, and hence, your waist.

Do I need one?

This all depends on the style of your belt. A casual belt, for instance, worn with jeans will not normally require a running loop as the point ...


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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

http://www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk/care—repair.php

www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk

www.oaksidebelts.co.uk


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Shire Horse Harness Repair

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, August 4, 2014, In : Repairs 

Repairs of a Shire Horse Harness by Oakside Saddlery

http://www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk/care--repair.php

www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk
www.oaksidebelts.co.uk

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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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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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