A couple of faith x Ken belts arrived today from Taipei
The type II belt is mine, the type II is for my brother.
Type II “Industrial Belt”
Nice brass hardware, thick stitching, and the ‘hammer-through & break-off’ vintage riveting process that Kurt has dug out from the archives!
The vegetable tanned leather is around 5 mm thick, and it’s density has been boosted using some sort of high pressure process to make the leather stiffer and give the grain an unique, tree-bark like appearance.
The belt is well designed and is nicely tapered.
The individually numbered, fish-shaped pin holes are a nice touch.
Even had my name hand stamped near the rivet!
Type III “Union Belt”
Nice, thick natural tan leather.
Similar to the high quality nume belts that the Japanese leathersmiths do.
Notice the horse-shoe buckle and the hand-stitched sides near the pin holes.
I’m in the process of oiling and waxing my Type II belt at the moment – photos of the breaking in process to come in the next few weeks!