Oak Bark Cellar Leather Belt

SKU: jfbobclb

From $140

    Our Oak Bark Bridle Cellar Leather Belt is Artisan bench crafted from J&FJ Baker. A fine quality traditional English Bridle Leather that is oak bark pit tanned in a lengthy slow gentle tanning process that creates a high tensile strength leather. It is hand finished with a mixture of fish oils and tallow for a strong and durable long lasting leather.
   12-15oz weight Oak Bark Bridle leather is paired with your leather color choice and finished with a 1-1/2″ or 1-3/4″ sturdy heavy solid brass buckle. Belt edges are finely hand beveled, edge painted and burnished for a smooth finished belt edge and secured with matching screw posts for changing out buckles. Hand crafted by New England Leathersmith Jeff Taylor from Cellar Leather on Cape Cod. Great for a work belt or gun carry belt.  Black Matte Buckle only available in 1-1/2″ width
American Made in USA.


For more information on custom sizing, please refer to our BELT SIZING GUIDE. All of our belts are cut to order and making sure you provide accurate sizing information is essential to getting the best fit. 

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                                                     The last remaining Oak Bark tannery in England

J&FJ Baker & Co is a family owned tannery located in the southern England countryside in the city of Devon. Bakers specializes in Oak Bark tanned leather, a traditional form of tanning leather that uses only oak bark and water. Tucked away along the River Coly in Devon England, Bakers has been tanning leather using Oak Bark liquor for over 600 years. And they do it without the use of any chemicals or acids.

                                                                  A slow gentle tanning process

To tan their leather, Bakers uses large pits fill with a super concentrated oak bark liquor and chunks of oak bark, where the hides will soak for over a year. This slow gentle tanning process maintains the natural alignment of the fibers in the leather. This creates a leather is hard wearing with a high tensile strength. Once the tanning process is complete master craftsman, called Curriers, use skills passed down from generation to generation to finish and care for the leather. After being stained, the hides are coated with a mixture of fish oil and tallow, called “dubbin”, that protects the leather during shipping. This give the leather the signature white streaks. Oak Bark Tanned leather remains a traditional English leather because of the hard work J&FJ Baker employees put into each hide. With every step of the tanning process being done by hand using techniques refined over 6 centuries, Bakers only produces 80 hides a week, ensuring each hide is the finest representation of this traditional leather.

                                                    The Toughest Bridle Leather In the World

Featured Oak Bark Bridle leather with the finishing applied to the oak bark tanned leather incorporates a beautifully stained grain side (top surface) and an equally attractive flesh side (bottom surface or backside). Originally created for use on horses as bridles and needs to be comfortable for the animal to wear. Because of its use in the equestrian industry, Bridle leather is always visually stunning, nourished with waxes and oils to allow it to be flexible and smooth, yet strong and durable. It’s a labor intensive process that requires years of training. J&FJ Baker & Co is believed by many in the industry to be the best bridle leather made in the world.

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Belt Size

28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54

Belt Color

Austrailian Nut Bridle, Chocolate Bridle, London Tan Bridle, Natural Bridle, Oak Stain Bridle, Black Bridle

Buckle Finish

Antique Brass, Black Matte PVD, Natual Brass, Nickel Matte, Nickel Plate, No Buckle

Belt Width

1-1/2", 1-3/4"

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