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Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:10 pm
by Barefoot Leather
Has anyone got any suggestions, references or provenance for long waist belts made up from short lengths of leather. I know I've seen pics but can't find 'em again now I need 'em. Doh!

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks,

Ray

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:01 pm
by steven pole
I haven't seen evidence of new belts being made up of short lengths of leather, but I can imagine that due to the cost of leatherwork and other items, that repairs would be made to continue the use of a belt that was once one long length.
There have been numerous cases of shoes, pouches and bags being repaired, so I'm guessing the same thing happened with belts.

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:03 pm
by Barefoot Leather
I have seen several pics that suggest some belts may have been made from two or three butt jointed pieces of leather (either as a repair/extension or simply because a long length wasn't available) but the pic I'm looking for is one that shows short (possibly around 10" to 12") lengths of leather cleverly joined together to form a fairly simple long belt. If anyone spots it I'd be much obliged...

Thanks,

Ray

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:16 pm
by hazyma
Presumably you've looked here. I haven't gone through them all but it's always a good place to start :)
http://www.larsdatter.com/belts.htm

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:52 am
by Barefoot Leather
I found a couple here, but they both seemed to use very short lengths - maybe just 6" long - with additional material fixed on top; whereas the one I remember used longer pieces. I guess I need to go through all the Larsdatter reference again more carefully - many thanks for the kind reminder.

Ray

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:04 pm
by hazyma
You're welcome! I'm just constantly amazed and impressesed at the effort that goes into her website. I wish I had the time and the knowledge........ :)