Browsing Archive: August, 2017

Small Breed Leather Dog Collars

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, August 31, 2017, In : Products 

It's not just big dogs that need their own handmade leather collar. Small dogs need them to.
Made by hand using the finest English bride leather my small dog leather collars can be as narrow as 1/2 inch wide. Perfect for the smaller breeds of dog.
Solid brass roller buckle and dee ring provide long-lasting and fantastic good looks. Handmade to your measurements for a perfect fit. Stitched by hand using waxed linen thread and made entirely in Great Britain.
This collar is a traditional leather do...
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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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Traditional Leather Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, In : Products 

Why not treat your best friend to their own leather dog collar. My classic leather dog collars are made from J&FJ Baker's Oak Bark Tanned English Bridle leather. A superior leather that is soft, strong, and supple, perfect for your dog's collar.

Stainless steel West End buckle and dee ring will not rust and will easily last the life of the collar.
Black genuine English leather is cut and finished by hand entirely in Great Britain (By me!)
Hand stitched using traditional hand stitching skills usi...

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Rochester Leather Belt

Posted by Simon Harrison on Sunday, August 13, 2017, In : Belts 

A solid Brass Swage buckle sets the Rochester Leather belt apart from the rest.
Dark Stain Oak bridle leather from J&FJ Bakers in Devon is used to make your made to order leather belt. Hand cut and finished to your exact size means that you get the best fit for your waist.
Three lines of Oakside's signature hand stitching compliment the Rochester leather belt's equestrian roots. Notice that the stitching runs along the length of the leather? This keeps the strength of the leather by not making ...
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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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Leather Cleaning

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, August 10, 2017,

When your dog's collar or any other leather starts to look a bit passed it. It probably just needs a good clean and conditioning.
Give your leather a wipe over to remove most of the dirt and allow to dry. You don't need to 'scrub' it hard just remove the worst of it.
I then use Renapur. A small amount on a sponge is all that you need. Simply rub it into the leather. Your leather doesn't have to be really clean and it can still be a bit damp. Renapur will remove any left over dirt and condition ...

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Dog Clipper Servicing

Posted by Simon Harrison on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, In : Clippers 

Dog clipper servicing
It's not just horse clipper that need servicing, dog clippers can be just as bad. Especially if you are a dog groomers!
I will strip your clippers down to their component parts. Clean and remove all traces of hair and grease. Reassemble and test to ensure that they work.
Once they are assembled I will then give them the all important Portable Appliance Test for safety.
Visit http://www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk/clipper-service-and-repair.php to learn more about Oakside Saddlery'...

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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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Custom Dog Tag

Posted by Simon Harrison on Monday, August 7, 2017, In : Products 

Sometimes you might just need an additional tag ring on your dog collar. These can be used to attach your dog's ID tag. Having a separate ring can stop you accidentally attaching your lead to the tags split ring and breaking it. At 1/2 inch wide it is perfect for just that job.


A small piece of leather is thinned down and stitched by hand to the back of your dog's collar. Although it is not meant to hold your dog it probably would!
Visit www.oaksidesaddlery.co.uk to learn ore about my custom de...

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Fancy Leather Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Saturday, August 5, 2017, In : Products 
This is a different collar design for me. Rather than having leather keeper loops the fancy collar uses a solid brass fancy loop to keep the point under control.
A reverse turn keeps the Dee ring, buckle, and loop away from your dog leaving a smoother interior with fewer disturbances making for a more comfortable design for your dog.
A West End roller buckle eases buckling with plenty of room for the leather. When buckled on the middle hole the reverse turn is covered by the leather.
This Collar...

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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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Extra-Wide Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Thursday, August 3, 2017, In : Products 

Some big dogs may need a collar that is wider than 1 inch but don't need a a massive buckle to go with it. My extra-wide leather dog collar uses a 1 inch buckle and dee ring that tapers out to a wide back. This means that the part of the collar at the front is narrower which can give the dog more room to move their head down.
London colour Full Grain Leather is used on this collar. The leather is from J&FJ Bakers & Co in Devon, it is Oak barked tanned English Bridle Leather, perfect for your d...

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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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