Full Grain Harness and Bridle Leather Description

The Harness and Bridle Leather we use is Full Grain Leather. Full Grain Leather is the best quality leather available. Full Grain Leather refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed (as opposed to corrected grain) to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide. Full grain leather is extremely strong and durable, as the natural grain contains the strongest fibers in the hide.

Following is a description of the Harness Leather and English Bridle Leather We use to make our custom leather belts.

Harness Leather

Our Harness Leather is USA cowhide/steerhide vegetable tanned Full grain leather that is stuffed with oils and tallows during the tanning process.  Harness leather is produced with strength being the #1 priority, which means it is subjected to fewer waxes and oils than other leathers to preserve the strength of the fibers.  It is nice and firm even at thinner weights.   The majority of the harness leather we use is purchased non dyed from a USA tannery and hand dyed at our shop.   We carry 8-9 oz (1/8"-9/64" thick) and 9-10 oz (9/64"-5/32" thick) harness leather.   We also offer a single layer gun belt in 12+ oz (3/16"+)

Belts made from 9-10 oz (9/64”-5/32” thick) Harness leather follow:

* Also available in Bridle Leather (see below).

Belts made from 8-9 oz (1/8”- 9/64” thick) Harness Leather follow:

  • Women’s Leather Belts
  • Our other belts can be ordered with 8-9 oz harness leather.   If you would prefer the 8-9 oz leather please call our office or make a note in the Comment field when ordering.

English Bridle Leather

English Bridle Leather is USA cowhide/steer hide vegetable tanned Full Grain leather. Our bridle leather is dyed in drums at the tannery in order to develop deep, consistent colors with waxes and tallows. The top side is  is smooth and beautifully crafted with a flawless, even surface. The back side is the flesh side which is also dyed and sealed.

Initially the leather will be stiff, though with usage over time will become soft and supple with very good strength. We carry 10-12 oz (5/32”- 3/16” thick) Bridle Leather.  We also offer a single layer gun belt in 12+ oz.    Please note that British Brown Bridle leather normally is thicker than the other bridle leathers and can be as thick as 1/4". It is also firmer than the other Bridle leathers.

Belts made from 10-12 oz Bridle Leather follow:

* Also available in Harness Leather (see above).