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The CLASSIC WIDE NATURAL is a 1.75" leather belt cut from hot stuffed harness leather tanned at the world-famous Hermann Oak Tannery. Although more popular in our classic 1.5" standard and 1.25" narrow belts, this wide version has proven to be popular with a new generation of Americans who appreciate selvedge textile, raw and natural accessories, and handcrafted tools. Choose tumbled stainless steel or solid brass for your buckle and enjoy many years of long wear.
IMPORTANT: STITCH OR NO STITCH
All of our belts are made of ONE-PIECE premium saddle leather. In fact, the best we can buy. Saddle stitching the perimeter of a piece of leather dramatically extends the life of the belt. Although, not essential, a well tensioned lock stitch minimizes stretch and retains shape for roughly twice as long. Father to son, son to grandson, we have seen our belts last that long. This CLASSIC WIDE NATURAL is available as OAK CREEK WIDE with a double saddle stitch.
ermann Oak is a 4th Generation Tannery that uses the roots and bark of trees and other to cure their leather hides naturally. Due to no dyes being used as colorant additives in this leather, the oils, tallow’s, and waxes cause color shifting. The wax and tallow compounds that makes this leather so durable and water repellent, gives it this coloration. Customers need to understand that the Classic Natural's color is not consistently even. Our previous customers that have chosen this heavy, thick, and durable belt don't ever seem to mind, in fact, we think they love it more. If it doesn't meet approval send it back unworn for 100% of your money back.
The primary use of harness leather is for saddlery. Dirt, sweat and horse drool were hard on ordinary leather so a strong, weather resistant oil and wax infused leather was invented for the horseman’s reins. This process has changed little in 140 years. Each hide still needs to be cured for over a month in giant pools of bark and root extracts. Then, the hides are added to giant wooden drums loaded with beef tallow, waxes, and bone oils. With heat and centrifugal force, “hot stuffed” harness leather is created. Modern advancements in factories and production have done little to change the vegetable tanning process.
The Classic Natural and The Oak Creek have color variations that truly make it a natural American beauty. We want our customers to understand that it can be returned if it does not meet your satisfaction. That is how Shep Hermann runs his tannery and that is how sure we feel about this leather.
**We age our Brass in house to create a true patina. If shiny is your preference, please specify in the notes section.**
|Name:||CLASSIC WIDE NATURAL|
|Thickness:||.20 in / 5 mm (thickness of 3 stacked quarters)|
|Width(s):||1.75" / 44mm|
|Attachment:||USA Black Oxide Brass Chicago Screw|
Ex: 37" Inches = 37" Inch Belt Size
Every 6 months, we recommend a paraben-free, lactic acid product (such as Amlactin®) to gently exfoliate and clean. After 5 years, condition your harness leather belt with 2 light coats of 100% pure lanolin, Neatsfoot oil or any other fossil fuel free, high quality conditioner. Our motto "when it's dry reapply".
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