How are our handmade gun belts and specialty belts constructed?
All of our gun belts and specialty belts are constructed exactly the same way with the exception of the Paul’s belt. (it is a single layered belt made out of 9/10 oz of Bull Hide). Each handmade gun belt and specialty leather belt is constructed from 2 layers of 7/8 oz Superior Quality Bull Hide or Superior Quality Horse Hide from the finest tanneries available. (the thickness will be a tad shy of .25”) Horse Hide is a more dense leather than Bull Hide which makes it more resistant to abrasion and moisture and will be a little stiffer than Bull Hide. We only use Premium Grade A hides from the finest tanneries. The straps are then dipped in dye so they absorb the intended color at a more even rate. Then glued and sewn with “black” or “white” heavy duty nylon thread. Each belt then goes through a 21 step process of edging (we round the edges of the belt so that it looks dressier), dying, burnishing, sealing, sanding and then to the final coat. All of our Keepers are stitched, as well. All this is done by hand to achieve a truly hand crafted product. Our belts will last for years and function as they were intended.
Between each step the belt is wiped down with lambs wool and inspected for any imperfections.
We do not dye the liner to prevent dye transfer onto clothing. A good sealer and a top coat and the liner is good to go.
We use only the finest leather products available on the market.
A good quality double layer of 7/8 oz Bull Hide or Horse Hide will support a 36 oz firearm and accessories all day long without sagging. I know – I carry one each and every day and have done so for years. Our belts will not stretch over time and will conform to your body for a comfortable fit.
Ordering is Easy! Our Product Catalog will allow you to custom build a quality handmade belt that will feel as if it were made just for you – because it was! Within our Product Catalog you will be able to select from a large selection of widths, colors, buckles, number of holes, Bull Hide or Horse Hide and the color of thread you would like your belt to be sewn with. You may want to take advantage of our “Quick Ship Program” or select one of our “Specialty Belts”. Whatever way you decide to build your belt you can be assured you’re getting the quality you deserve and a belt that will last for years to come!