Hickory Brown Bridle Leather Belt by Hooks Crafted Leather Co
Hooks' Bridle Belts are made from thick, premium 10-11 oz. bridle leather. The finish is what we like to call "buttery" with a nice touch that you would expect from real top grain leather.
We hand cut each belt from the cow hide and finish the edges with our favorite edge die and then burnish every edge to give you the best finish.
All of the hardware we use at Hooks is solid brass. Unlike plated-steel or aluminum, brass hardware will last a lifetime. It gives a clean and elegant touch to our products. The silver tone buckles are nickel plated solid brass.
For best fit, we recommend the belt be ordered 2" larger than your slack size.
What is bridle leather?
Bridle Leather refers to the way a cow hide is finished at the tannery. Bridle leather has both the Flesh (Back) and Grain (Top) side of the leather stuffed with greases and finished with wax for protection from water and outside wear. This is generally a labor intensive process, making it expensive!
Bridle leather is traditionally used for equestrian equipment such as bridles, halters, and harnesses.
What does 10-11 oz. Mean?
Ounces is the form of measurement used to gauge the thickness of leather. It refers to how many ounces the leather weighs per square foot. This equates to about 5/32's thick for 10-11 oz leather. That's a good belt!
About Hooks Crafted Leather Co
We are a lifestyle leather goods brand based in Kingsland, GA, where products are completely handmade in our workshop. While locals shop, they can see us hand crafting every product.
Matt Hooks is the owner and founder. In 2018, he decided to pursue his dream for leather work and started his own business in a small shed at his house. He was hand-sewing his leather goods in 2016 before officially starting Hooks Leather and learned to use a sewing machine in 2020. In March 2021, he opened his first storefront in Kingsland, GA.
We are a leather goods company that is 100% handmade in the USA. Our products are crafted by skilled hands and overseen by craftsmen with over a decade of experience in leather working. We're not only craftsmen, we're artists.