Made by hand, designed for life
Quality belts combining limited edition Western style bronze buckles with English oak bark tanned leather. Designed and made on the edge of Exmoor using traditional skills and materials.
The designs featured on the buckles are created as opposing pairs - one is “heavy” with the design inset and the other is “light” with it raised. Around 25 buckles are produced per casting, no two are exactly the same and each one has it's edition number stamped on the back.
The belts are made from oak bark tanned leather sourced from J&FJ Baker in Colyton, Devon, the last tannery of it's kind left in Britain.
Creating the Belts
The buckle designs used as the ‘patterns’ for casting are created by Henry Lyndsay. They are inspired by the wildlife where he lives on Exmoor and are made of brass using silversmithing tools and techniques.
The casting is done by Mike Powell at his foundry near Bampton. He uses the ancient ‘lost wax’ method which involves taking a mould of the patterns then making duplicates of them in wax from which they can be cast in bronze.
The belts are hand-stitched by Kate Hetherington, a traditional horse collar and harness maker, at her workshop just outside Dulverton. She personally selects the oak bark tanned leather from J&FJ Baker to work with.
Sales & Enquiries
Standard - £160
We have a number of belts made up in three standard sizes - small (24-30"), medium (30-36") and large (36-42").
Please contact us by email via the link below and we'll let you know what we have in stock and payment options.
If you are visiting Exmoor there is also a selection of our belts in a medium size (30-36") on sale in Lance Nicholsons shop on the High Street in Dulverton.
Bespoke - £160
Our made-to-measure belts take approximately 4-6 weeks to make up.
You will have the opportunity to choose your own individual buckle, how it is finished (matt, polished or patinated) and the colour of stitching used.
Please contact us by email via the link below and we can advise you on sizing and payment options.