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.
And, yes. I baby ’em every step of the way.