I cannot be satisfied ordinaly leather strap or cheap NATO strap.
So I try to create original strap for my custom military watch with UK top quarity bridle leather.
NATO type leather/420mm/20mm width/Bridle leather made in England
Known as most durable leather, the bridle leather in England is used by
major leather goods brands, Whitehous cox, Ettinger and so on.
I bought 20mm width tape of the bridle leather for outer and the serafini tape made in Italy is used for lamination not to expand.
|Outer bridle leather tape||Lining||Serafini tape|
Laminate the bridle leather with the serafini tape and paste with the tanned leather tape. At this time, form the pasted strap at some folding points.
|Bridle leather and Serafini tape||Outer and Linning||Buckle side|
The poor leather strap which I had bought before and the original belt which I was making in progress.
Sew the strap closely and speedy. If sewing slowly, it will be warped and become not beautiful.
It is difficult to hand sew all 40cm on nonstop. But it is important to form finely.
Paint the edge finisher koteiIRIS made in Japanj on all edge and polish
painstalingly over and over.
Make the thread and the leather become attached with a wooden hammer.