Leather and Shagreen
The leather or shagreen is applied by highly skilled and experienced craftsmen in our UK workshop. The leather we use is bridle leather, Bridle Leather refers to the way that a piece of leather (cow hide) is finished at the tannery. Bridle leather has both the Flesh and Grain side of the leather stuffed with greases and finished with wax. This is generally a labour intensive process and only the best grades of leather are treated like this, it would be uneconomic to treat poor quality leather in this way.
You can be sure that every leathered item you receive has been stitched with meticulous attention, and every seam and edge is beautifully finished and extremely durable. Hand stitching is a traditional skill, and is the strongest and hardest wearing method possible. Each piece of thread used is waxed by hand with natural beeswax which gives extra strength and holds both the leather and thread firmly together for a lifetime of use.