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Bakers Bridle and Harness Leather
Our Bakers of Colyton leather is quite different in character to the Sedgwick leather and of excellent quality. The colours tend toward variegation and variation and will have the natural marks and scars from the underlying skin present. Colours will vary between and perhaps across individual straps, though the character is consistent. Excellent flexibility for a given weight and all will age extremely well and last for many years, if not generations of use. The smell of the leather is exceptional and as leather should be. A leather for the leather connoisseur and about which we can't write enough superlatives.
The Scott Harness Leather
The Dark Stain is similar in character to the other Bakers leathers, but is a warm medium to dark brown (varying between Sedgwick Australian Nut and Dark Havanna) - in colour and variation very like dark oiled walnut with lighter highlights when flexed. This is harness rather than bridle leather so more grease is used in the tanning and finishing process, though the leather is not at all greasy to the touch. As a consequence the leather has excellent tensile strength and is particularly suited to hard use and adverse weather conditions but has beauty as well as brawn. The natural scars the cow had in life plus the 2 year tanning and finish process all add their own marks and idiosyncrasies to the patina that will already be developing when you receive it and will continue throughout its long life. This leather is used and developed exclusively for our Scott belt and is the personal favorite of Charlie, our founder, who wears one or other of his pair of Scotts every day. Approx 5mm thick, but some variation is to be expected.
The Scott is a rich dark brown with some red.
The Harness leather makes it a great outdoor and multi purpose belt for the adventurer
Oak Brown Bridle Leather
This is the leather that best displays the character and colour possibilities of the oak bark tannage from Bakers. A mid brown that falls somewhere between Sedgwick Hazel and Oxford Tan but hand stained to produce a colour with variations and depth of colour similar to a light burr Walnut. Every butt of leather and each individual strap will have a unique colour, pattern and marking. Excellent grain pattern and the clean fresh smell of oak bark. Very much a favourite. The colour can and will vary. Generally around 4.5mm
An interesting warm mid brown, lots of character and varigation
Very versatile and one of our oldest Bakers leathers
In common with our other Oak bark tanned leather from Bakers, the London Tan is a rich naturally varied colour with great character and depth of colour. As with all true London colours this will mature to a rich honey brown over its life. This is a true full grain so will have the unique pattern of marks the cow had in life. As with all Bakers leathers the colours will vary. Approx 4mm
The Bakers London Tan is a rich honey colour.
Much warmer than the Sedgwick version, ages wonderfully
Russet Bridle Leather
Completely un-dyed to display the true character of the skin and with a very pleasing grain, this is a great leather for those who love to see the colour as it matures from its initial blond to a mid brown over time. The marks, scars and character of the skin acquired throughout its life and its long tanning process will be obvious and will make every strap unique. Approx 5mm
Russet is a great jeans belt - the undyed colour build wonderful patina
One for those who love how natural leather ages