Type 200 Oak Bark-Tanned Wire Buckle Leather Belt, Logwood Dyed
- Leather is tanned for 18 months in oak bark solution and "curried" with a mixture of mutton tallow and fish oil.
- The custom brass "bent-wire" belt buckle is cast in small batches using time-consuming "lost wax" method
- The tannery is located in East Devon, England; leather tanning has been performed on this site since the Roman conquest of the British isles
- Belts cut from "stirrup butts," the thickest part of the hide that runs along either side of the cow's spine
- Leather is nearly 1/4 inch (6mm) thick, but each one varies depending on where on the butt it was cut
- Belts are cut and constructed in Somerset, England, with durable, waxed "tiger thread"
- Silver foil "TENDER CO." stamp and embossed size on reverse
- Finally, the belt is hand-dyed with Mexican Logwood vegetable dye
- The dye shows off brush marks and subtle inconsistencies from the original oiling process
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