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).
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.
As most of you know, I changed domains and web providers several months ago. A bunch of you have made inquiries about product availability, pricing, accepting orders, etc.
I’m workin’ on it.
I am not accepting any more advance orders. accepting a very limited number of advance orders. That’s not intended to be coy–it’s simply to minimize my backlog. I’ve got a few things in-stock that I’ll be adding in the near future. If you see something you’re interested in, feel free to send me an e-mail to BruceGibson@aol.com.
There’s a bunch to catch up on. The fun part’s making it…writing about it? Not so much.
Working on the new domain. I decided to let the old domain name go (Gibson Gunleather), and move to something that encompassed more of what I do. I’m still building gunleather, but that’s only a part of what I do, and what I aspire to. The new domain covers everything I need it to.
This is a dual-layer, bonded and stitched, Hermann Oak premium leather (American tanned) belt. It’s fully floral carved (not embossed) one little detail at a time. This one has a home, but I’ll be making more. It’s one of the things that I do. (Click on the photo for a larger view).