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Most retailers advertise and sell machined belts that only appear to be "hand tooled". In reality they are belts that have been machined using steel rollers and pre-fabricated "stamp like" patterns. When we use the terms "Hand Tooled" or "Hand Carved", we mean them literally.

Hand Made means Hand Made

Artistry in Leather

Why is it so important that the belt actually be hand tooled?
In reality they are belts that have been machined using steel rollers and pre-fabricated "stamp like" patterns. If you want to know if a belt has been hand tooled, or hand crafted, it is as simple as looking at the quality and the price tag. Any complicated floral pattern that is priced below seventy-five dollars is likely machined. From start to finish, depending of course on how many options are included, all of or our floral patterns require well over six hours to complete. So you can see, very few people would be willing to spend six hours or more at a leather bench for $40.00 in wages.

Take it one step further - all of our floral patterns are drawn or designed on paper by Bill Briggs and Roland Briggs so they are in every sense, a work of art. Some people place great value in fine art and are willing to pay for good work. Another value that is inherent in a finely hand tooled belt lies in the fact that each one is actually unique in character.

Because the design is first traced or drawn into the damp leather and then that same design is carved deeply into the leather itself, try as you might, you will never be able to do it exactly the same way every time; its like a fingerprint or a snowflake, no two are identical. Machined belts are most definitely identical and are not unique to the owner.

A personalized, custom leather belt from Lone Tree Leather Works starts out as a blank strip of the best veg tanned leather we can find.


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