The credit for this idea goes to a long-time customer. I happen to love it–thanks, Mike!
This is one of our 1-1/2″ wide, dual-layer (lined) leather gunbelts. It’s a cool color we call “Saltillo” for the deep red highlights. This one is hand stamped with the Barry King star basket stamp, one tiny little star at a time. The border is also a Barry King stamp. Stitching is heavy white nylon. The hand-stamped leather keeper is hand finished, and hand molded to fit this belt. It’s also hand sewn with linen thread in order to avoid a metal staple, which would corrode over time and make a mess of the works. The edges are beveled by hand, painstakingly dyed by hand, then waxed and burnished to a fine polish. There are seven (7) adjustment holes spaced 3/4″ apart. It’s topped off with a heavy, polished solid brass Weaver buckle, and two floral brass Chicago screws.
If you want one of your very own, please feel free to order below.
If you have questions, shoot me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com, or use the contact form below.
$195.00 plus $12.95 USPS Priority Mail Shipping, Insured with Delivery Confirmation/Tracking. Total is $207.95 (Florida Orders please contact me for Sales Tax).
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The belt above is one of my double-layer (dual-layer) bonded and stitched natural Hermann Oak gunbelts. It’s 1-1/2″ wide, and comes with seven holes spaced 3/4″ apart for adjustment. I like the look of the seven holes, and the functionality of being able to “fine-tune” the fit. The stitching is heavy nylon for years of hard use. The keeper is hand-molded, and hand-sewn…there’s no metal staple hidden behind it to corrode down the road. The edges are hand-beveled, hand-dyed, hand-burnished, polished and waxed. I’ve got an unhealthy obsession with stitching and edges. I’ll never get them perfect, but when they haul my ass away, I’ll still be seeking that perfection. This one’s topped off with solid, heavy, polished brass hardware and two floral engraved solid brass Chicago screws.
As always…handmade in what’s left of the good ol’ USA.
This is one of the most popular of the many hand carved, and hand stamped belt designs we produce around here. This one is the Star Basket BK in a 1-1/2″ width. It’s hand cut from a side of premium, American tanned Hermann Oak leather. Each star basket is hand-stamped, one at a time, the entire length of the belt. Each tiny half flower making up the border is hand-stamped. That includes the hand-sewn leather keeper. Nothing is ever embossed. (Embossing is used in mass-produced factory products where the design is rolled or pressed into the leather with a machine).
The buckle is solid, polished brass. This one has two floral engraved brass Chicago screws attaching the buckle.
All edges are hand-finished, hand-waxed, and hand-burnished for visual appeal and to minimize the effects of exposure to the environment.
All of my belts have seven (7) adjustment holes spaced 3/4″ apart. This is both visually appealing, and functional. The heavy nylon stitching is recessed into a stitch groove to minimize exposure and wear.
Every belt is finished with 100% pure Neatsfoot oil. Unlike an imported factory, or department store belt, these take a minimum of three (3) days to produce.
This one’s a dual-layer (lined) natural oil belt. It’s 1.5″ wide, with a solid polished brass Weaver buckle, floral engraved Chicago screws, and hand-sewn and formed keeper. The edges are hand-beveled and wax burnished.
The two layers of premium American-tanned Hermann Oak leather are bonded together, and then machine stitched with heavy nylon cord.
Gibson mahogany crosscut gunbelt. This one’s 1.5″ wide, made from two layers of premium, American-tanned Hermann Oak leather. Hand-carved crosscut design, with hand-stamped border. Polished brass hardware, and hand-finished and burnished edges. The thread color on this one is Henna–it’s a pretty cool color that really compliments the mahogany. This one’s got a hand-sewn and molded keeper, and seven (7) adjustment holes spaced 3/4″ inches apart. The backside liner is left natural to eliminate any chance of “dye bleed.”