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What will you commission? April 27 2016

In a world of mass production it is rare to be able to choose a design and materials for your own bag which you know will last you a lifetime. In addition to the starting point of our Dartmoor inspired bag designs, at Leaf Leather we are able to create a one off commissions to suit customers specific needs.

Martin's most recent design is this large hand stitched ruck sack style which can also be carried like a briefcase. The beautiful naturally tanned full grain hide will last a lifetime.

Abigail Cooper-Hanson commented on collecting her new hand stitched bag, "It's perfect for what I needed. The best bag I've ever had..."

If you want something special and unique call Martin on 01647 432414 to discuss your requirements.


New Year Sale 10% plus free gift January 14 2016

If Santa didn't bring you a hand made belt with leather tanned at the last Oak Bark Tannery in Europe...well maybe it's time to treat yourself with one of our beautiful bespoke belts, which have been featured in GQ magazine.  Hand stitched with waxed linen threads and made to your order, our belts range from black naturally tanned leather, with a variety of solid brass or nickel coated brass buckles and our beautiful oak bark tan leather. They are objects of desire to treasure for  a lifetime.

If your dog needs a beautiful leather collar and matching lead to replace the cheap leather available in most pet shops then this is the time to order something to make your dog stand out from the crowd and to have a collar and lead which doesn't crack and need replacing in a year or two. We can add a short name to the collar if required.

All orders of belts, bags or dog collars and leads will attract a 10% discount and include one of our very useful popper key fobs, which can clip over a belt or bag, so you never need to lose your keys again!

 


January 10% Discount on all leather orders December 31 2014

Happy New Year to all our customers new and old. Our bespoke leather products are hand made to your order so we are unable to offer the massive discounts available for mass produced and overstocked items on the High St. We offer genuine prices all year round, and in January we are offering a further 10% discount on all our leather products.   

So if you would like to start 2015 with a solid silver buckle belt, a hand tooled guitar strap, a hand stitched leather bag or a beautiful dog lead and collar, all made with premium quality naturally tanned leather, then January offers an even better value to buy beautiful leather products to enjoy for a lifetime.

  

 


Martin's New Lustleigh Bag Design September 15 2014

Martin has been making bags for a few years now, but like many artisans is generally so busy fulfilling orders for others that he rarely has time to make something for his own use. This month he decided to design a new bag for himself. On the day it was finished, he took an order for another bag with the same design from a customer, and with this endorsement the new bag has been added to the Leaf Leather range. The Lustleigh has a slightly softer and lighter leather than our kodiak leather Gidleigh and Meldon bags and the full grain Nattadon. The front pocket allows quick access to essentials and the solid brass catch gives a lovely classic feel to the bag. The main pocket will fit an IPAD. Like all our classic bag range it is handstitched with wax linen thread. The new bag retails at £295, making an excellent value hand crafted bag.


Start 2014 with a beautiful hand stitched naturally tanned leather bag, hand made on Dartmoor February 13 2014

Leaf Leathers' hand stitched bags are unique things of beauty which should last a life time. January to March; when Artisan is most quiet, is when Martin gets busy creating. A bag generally takes a week to complete. It would be three days of cutting, bevelling, glueing, dying, stitching and buffing, but in the shop there are frequent interruptions, and hand stitching full grain naturally tanned leather can be an arduous process. Fortunately Martin is enamoured of this act of creation.

 

He selects each hide carefully; the animals growth marks adding character to the finished piece. We always have a selection of bags and leathers in the shop and our online customers can browse the bag collection and request variations on our standard leathers and hardware. All bags, excepting the Drogo gun cartridge bag, are semi-lined with calfskin. Even with our online shop we like to offer a bespoke service. Each bag is handmade in our Dartmoor shop to each customers specific requirements.

 

Our standard bags are priced between £200 and £395