Horseman - Exquisite Handcrafted Buffalo Leather Belt with Double Straps and Brass Buckle
HOLY OCTOPUS' Horseman Double Strap Belt is meticulously hand-tooled and handcrafted. The 4 cm wide and 3 mm thick buffalo full-grain leather strap is beautifully adorned with a fine double stitch along both sides and a hand-tooled diamond pattern. The buckle and belt loops are made from genuine brass. What makes the Horseman unique is that the straps overlap similarly to saddle straps to secure the belt. A sturdy, durable, high-quality belt for outdoor enthusiasts, riders, hunters, and also perfect to wear with jeans.
Material Genuine Buffalo Full-Grain Leather (English Saddle Leather) and genuine brass
Color Brown, Natural
Total Length According to size
Strap Width 4.0 cm
Strap Thickness 3 mm
Buckle Width 2.0 cm
Weight 0.45 kg
Special Features - Meticulously handcrafted and hand-tooled
- Buckle and loops made from genuine brass
Can also be worn as an occasional tool belt or weapon belt.
The belt size is always measured from the middle hole to the other end of the leather strap, excluding the buckle (see image). The distance between holes is 2.54 cm or 1 inch. For example, if you purchase a belt size 90 (cm), the 90 cm refers to the length from the middle hole to the other end of the strap. This means you still have a margin of 2 inches or about 5 cm on each side of the middle hole.
For those who want to know more
The tooling technique is a traditional method of leather decoration that was prominent during the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, this labor-intensive method has become less common nowadays. It is estimated that only about ten percent of all saddlers in Germany still use this technique, but in the USA, tooling is still somewhat more widespread. Tooling involves the use of metal stamps with various patterns, which are firmly hammered onto dampened leather using a rawhide hammer. This technique is particularly suitable for vegetable-tanned leather variants due to their required stability.
The Leather - Genuine Buffalo Full-Grain Leather or English Saddle Leather
The strap is made from 3mm thick buffalo full-grain leather, also known as "English Saddle Leather." Buffalo and cowhide leather are among the strongest and best quality leathers in the world. Unlike cowhide leather, buffalo leather is not stretched. This helps it retain its natural durability, making it up to 40% stronger than cowhide leather and capable of lasting decades with proper care. Assam in India is one of the world's most renowned regions for buffalo leather, where it originates and where it got its name "English Saddle Leather."
Buckle & Loops made from Genuine Brass
You will receive a belt buckle and belt loops made from genuine brass. Brass imparts a luxurious weight to the belt. Even the Romans used brass for jewelry and decorative metalwork, clearly recognizing the value of different brass qualities for various purposes. Brass is strong, durable, corrosion-resistant, and does not rust. However, it requires some care because like most metals, when exposed to air, it oxidizes and tarnishes.
A leather belt is made from natural material, ages with you, and will display its life's marks, making it look truly appealing and unique over time as it becomes your belt.
For those who really want to know:
The Leather is treated exclusively with the most environmentally friendly dyes and safe substances from globally renowned manufacturers. We at HOLY OCTOPUS proudly assure you that our Horseman belt does not contain harmful chemicals. Our Horseman is free from hazardous substances such as Pentachlorophenol (PCP), Azo, Tetrachlorophenol (TECP), Chromium (VI), O-Phenylphenol (OPP), and Lead (PB).