The Double Rivet Leather Bridle Leather Belt is made from the thickest full-grain bridle leather that can reasonably be used for a belt. It’s a single 1.5 inch wide piece of 8-10 oz American veg tanned bridle leather, the same leather used in saddle making. The buckle is solid brass with a matte nickel finish. The strongest type of rivet, hand set copper rivets, are hammered in to permanently attach the buckle. We can swap the rivets for Chicago screws if you’d like to be able to unscrew and switch between buckles (ask a friend from the South if you’re unsure what this means).
This is built to last generations and can easily hold any heavy tools you need to carry on it in holsters or sheaths.
I made this belt because my brother had just bought a ‘genuine leather’ belt he thought was nice at a department store on sale for $60. One look at it, and I knew it wasn’t going to last a year of regular use. It didn’t. It frayed, and the layers delaminated. He wore it longer than he should’ve until it literally fell apart in less than two years. Our father’s closet is full of busted department store belts. A full-grain bridle leather belt will stop this cycle and save money because you’ll never need to buy another one, and it’ll get better with use.
Unlike the one-size-fits-all department store belts, this belt is hand-cut to size without excessive material. It has enough holes for +/- a couple inches, to maintain a neat look.
The Inside the Waistband Phone Holster works perfectly with this belt: