In this throw away world, it's nice to be able to make something that will stand the test of time, and grow more beautiful with age. Using traditional tools and techniques, I make unique leather goods at my workshop, located in the former Robert Mosley cutlery factory, (the birthplace of stainless steel cutlery) Portland works, Sheffield UK.
I design and hand craft each item, even my bronze and brass belt buckles are cast here in Sheffield and then completed and hand finished by me. The centuries of skill and traditional methods handed down from generation to generation, kept alive in small workshops like mine up and down the country, go into each carefully crafted piece before it's given to its new owner, not a throw away item, but an heirloom in the making.
I embrace the real beauty of leather, it's a material that's lived a life and continues to evolve with you. Cared for, it will last a lifetime and its colour, patina and softness will reflect its life and yours.
I source my leather from some of the finest tanneries in the UK and abroad. Some hides taking up to 14 months to produce, and the time and care that's gone into its production, lets its inherent beauty shine through.
Items such as knife sheaths, guitar straps, belts, wallets, messenger bags, cartridge bags, cartridge belts and gun slips, belt pouches, scissor pouches and holsters, aprons, vintage motorcycle and Lambretta seat covers, wet moulded items, tooling and carving. I also carry out repairs and light restoration work.
All custom work is priced individually, so please call or email me with your requirements.
My belts are made from wonderful Oak bark tanned leather, produced by J&FJ Baker & co in Colyton Devon. The last remaining oak bark tannery in the country, 150 years in the same family and still going strong.
I have 3 colours in stock at the moment, mid tan, Aussie nut and black. With a brass hand crafted buckle, or stainless steel buckle. all belts are 1.5" wide and cut to length as per your measurements.
Belt with Handmade solid Brass buckle £100 + postage
Belt with stainless steel or brass buckle from stock £75 + postage
Made from vegetable tanned leather, with a satin mid sheen dyed through finish, taken from the shoulder of the cow hide, these wallets are designed with 4 card slots holding 8 cards comfortably, and a slot for bank notes. Each one Hand stitched and hand finished. I have 2 colours in stock, Mid tan and rich burgundy.
£65 plus postage
My Messenger bags are made using full grain natural Vegetable tanned leather.
Simply oiled and conditioned to allow the natural colour and beauty of the hide shine through.
Inside they have a laptop pouch with enough space to fit a 15" Macbook pro, and a larger space for paperwork etc..
£300 plus postage
My Card wallets are made using full grain natural Vegetable tanned leather, Then hand dyed in rich chestnut water based dye.
They have 2 card slots holding 4 cards.
More leather choices will be added shortly.
£50 plus postage
All custom work is priced individually and lead times can vary from 1 to 8 weeks, depending on the work involved and my current schedule.
To get an accurate fit on your new belt, I'll need the measurement from your current belt between the inner edge of the buckle to the hole that you use daily. see image above.