The very first belt of the batch is made. This ones for me and is just a photographic model more than everything. The finished belt is as I hoped when starting the project. The leather is good to work with and the colour that the photos have shown comes through nicely in the finished belt. This one os from the spine area of the but and doesn't exhibit the agree of colour striation as further down the but, but the character of the leather os very lear and marks that the cow had in life are clearly visible. One of the most obvious differences other than colour to me is smell - the leather smells like leather did when I was a child, its lovely.
More progress will be added as it happens, we need to get the certificates and fobs in but full steam ahead as soon as possible.
This, for clarity, is the Australian Nut version in 1 1/4" with the Nickle West End, so the belt that a lot of you have ordered.