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The CLASSIC NATURAL OAK SELECT leather belt is cut from limited edition hot stuffed harness leather tanned at Hermann Oak Tannery in St. Louis, Missouri. This 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 this leather is for saddlery. Dirt, sweat, salt, and horse drool were hard on ordinary leather so a strong, weather resistant, vegetable tanned leather was invented for the horseman’s reins. This process has changed little in 140 years. Each hide still needs to be steeped 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 shin bone oils. With heat and centrifugal force, “hot stuffed” harness leather was born when the rotating drums finished the job. That was over a hundred years ago and not very much has changed in the process.
The un-dyed leather has color variations that make it a natural American beauty that is often copied, but never duplicated. 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 are 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 NATURAL OAK SELECT|
|Thickness:||.20 in / 5 mm (thickness of 3 stacked quarters)|
|Width(s):||1.5" / 38mm|
|Attachment:||USA Black Oxide Brass Chicago Screw|
|Overall Size:||Approx. 6 inches over chosen belt size.|
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The company was a pleasure to work with. Getting the correct size to explain the different leather they used. The Classic Natural Oak was the best. Very high quality in the leather. The fit was spot on. I am so happy I order from Scottsdale Belt Company. The belt will not only last my life time but long after. I know, I can were this belt outside or going out to a casual dinner. Just, such a great look and feel. If you want a premium quality belt made the old fashion way, buy from them. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for bring back the old fashion way of doing business.
Easily the nicest belt that I have ever seen , please don’t change things and I will never buy any other belt again.
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