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Oakside Saddlery

Handmade English Bridle Leather

Made by Hand in Great Britain


Handmade,  Traditional, Bespoke

At Oakside Saddlery I make traditional, handmade, bespoke leather goods that are designed to last. Everything is made by hand; from the first cut to the final polish. Stitching is carried out by hand using traditional, two needle saddlery stitching. An old process that is much, much stronger than a machine stitch. Each stitch is individually made using a hand waxed linen thread and the strength of my two hands. Check out my store below to see just what it is I can make, or, if you have something specific then simply contact me and I will see what I can do.

Handmade

Because Automation wasn't for the benefit of the customer

Handmade

I make everything by hand. From the first cut to the final polish

Traditional

Made with the traditional skills of an English saddler

Bespoke

Made to measure from a variety of styles and to your designs

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Hand Stiched

All stitching is carried out by hand using the traditional skills of an English Saddler.
I hand stitch all of my handmade leather items. This is carried out using a traditional, two handed saddlery stitch. This style of stitching is very strong as each individual stitch passes completely through the leather to the other side before making the next stitch. This takes time, practice, and patience but makes for a much more individual, stronger, hand crafted item. Check out my video below of my hand stitching in progress.

Bespoke

Still here. You didn't get distracted on YouTube then!
Each item is handmade to order for a truly bespoke service. Something that is rarely seen now days. This takes time so delivery can take up to 8 weeks. sometimes less, sometimes more.
Remember - Good things come to those who wait.
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Traditional

Old School HANDMADE Leatherwork

I am a traditionally trained saddler. Everything that I make is made by hand. The cut from the entire bridle butt of leather, skiving, punching, edging, creasing, staining, marking, stitching, measuring, finishing, and polishing. All carried out in my workshop in Kent.
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Latest News

A few updates that you can expect for 2022

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Thread

I plan on changing my thread from Linen to a Braided Polyester. I use the braided polyester when I make bags and some of my custom work. I have found that I rather like using it. Braided polyester is available in many more colours and is very strong and rot proof. This should mean that my handmade items will last even longer.

This will take me a while to update my store. So if you fancy using one of my new colours then leave a note in the comments when placing your order.

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Dog collars additional loop

An optional extra on my traditional leather dog collars is an additional loop. This loop is stitched in after the dee ring and helps to keep the point under control. It looks smarter and keeps the collar tidy. So for 2022 I have decided that I will fit this loop to my collars as standard. So if you have an order in don't be surprised if it has an extra loop that you didn't pay for.

Until I update my store this option may be there. You can tick it if you like, I don't mind ;)

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Hand Stitching

Everything will still be carried out by hand. Including the stitching. But as I have got older my eyes ae not as good as they used to be so I have changed to some more modern stitching irons. So instead of 10 stitches to the inch they will now be at 3mm spacing which is very similar, and 4mm stitching instead of the 8 stitches to the inch.