Hidden Gems Strap
Hidden Gems Strap
Each strap will be made to order to ensure the highest quality. Your strap will ship in 4-6 weeks.
Solid in the hand with a subtle flexibility that will develop with use. A heavy impact offering a variety of sensations thanks to the raised diamonds on one side and a smooth surface on the other. The best tools make you want to use them.
The Hidden Gems strap is the culmination of years of study and practice. Originally conceived as a personal test of skill, it is my greatest work.
Good gear must start with good material. That's why I chose show quality bridle leather from Wickett & Craig in a warm saddle tan for this project. Bridle leather is durable, flexible and beautiful thanks to traditional tanning methods and a proprietary blend of oils and waxes hot stuffed into the hide.
Each diamond is made from solid leather that has been hand cut and beveled with the highest precision then mounted carefully on a foundational layer. Another layer of bridle leather is molded to all the peaks and valleys of those diamonds and hand stitched in place using .6mm Ritza Tiger Thread.
The backing layers are assembled and the entire piece is stitched together using high tensile strength nylon thread. I special order my needles to stitch leather this heavy and still get a beautiful finish on both sides of the stitch. No detail goes unconsidered.
The edges go through a multi-stage finishing process that guarantees durability and longevity. Step one is a primer coating specially mixed in-shop to interact with the oils in leathers like bridle and bond with the fibers of the hide. This is heat burnished with a Regad Edge Creaser to drive the primer deeper and solidify the bond. A high-quality, custom formulated edge paint is then applied, heat treated and sanded smooth. This process is repeated until the edge is even and smooth. With this piece, I've decided to give the edges a matte finish, which is more durable and wear resistant than a mirror shine.
Every strap is guaranteed for life.
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Canceled orders will be given a 75% refund with 25% used to cover materials and partially completed work.