Hand Stitched English Bridle Leather Lead

The Traditional Leather Lead Company


These leads are entirely hand made from my popular 'Dark Havanna', 'Australian Nut' or Black English bridle leather hides.

Having been cut from the hide, the trigger clip and handle ring are cast from solid brass and are secured to the body of the lead by the traditional 'Saddler's stitch' with a contrasting ‘yellow’ thread as standard. If you prefer a subtle black thread instead, just let me know.

By using the centuries old, hand stitching technique of a saddler’s clam secured between the legs, an awl and two needles, a stitch is formed which is far stronger and more secure than that made by any machine.

All leads come with a solid brass handle ring as standard and at no extra cost to you.

These leads are made to order. You have a choice of length (4 feet, 5 feet or 6 feet) and width ( 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch) Each lead has an 8 inch handle and is finished with a bevelled edge, dyed to compliment the colour of the leash body. A single crease which runs the entire length of the skin side of the leather gives that understated, professional look.

As always, if you need another length, thickness or style of lead, drop me a line to discuss your requirements.


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