English Saddle Leather Belt by Kreis
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Article Number 86590
English saddle leather.
Made from the highest quality Englishsaddle leather, prepared in one of thelast traditional tanneries in the EnglishWest Midlands, Kreis crafts this belt byhand. Heavy and extremely durable,weather resistant harnesses are actuallymade from this material for equestrianuse.
The rawhide – only the best part of it,the butt from the cow’s back – is tannedin the pit and then processed accordingto traditional methods. First,the skin surface is lightly sanded, thenthe color – dark blue, black or classic„British Racing Green“ – is applied bybrush, giving the material a deep colorand transparency that remains unmatchedby batch-dyed leather. A blend ofnatural waxes, fats and oils makes theleather incredibly durable and providesa compact, firm grip.
Belts Made by Kreis Leather Manufacturers.
Founded in 1963 in Offenbach by Erich Kreis, the Hessian leather manufacturer Kreis became specialised in belts early on. The firm is run today by Bernd Kreis, the son of the founder. He uses only full-grained leather: classic box calf and traditionally pit-tanned cow leather from Germany, saddle leather from England and the legendary Shell Cordovan horse leather from the Horween® tannery in Chicago. Kreis is one of the very few manufacturers of hand-made leather belts which still cultivates the time-consuming art of triple layer belt construction.
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