Clayton of Chesterfield, true English bridle!

Some more pics and details of the bracelets and key holder that Scott has recently made for me.

The leather is true English bridle bend leather, coming in at around 12 oz, from the traditional tannery at Clayton, Chesterfield, England.

A very different approach to Baker’s bridle make – a very uniform but shallow grain growth – interesting stuff!

As Scott mentioned to me, ‘almost too perfect’!

This is bridle leather unlike anything made elsewhere in the world.

The pore arrangement and grain definition is not visible , the grain is uniform, precise, ‘perfect’.

Very interesting leather; I certainly looking forward to watching these evolve…

Again, the same characteristics on the dark brown leather of the belt loop key holder.

The leather has a very smooth and even hand – very refined (I’d expect nothing less of true British bridle) compared to the usual veg. tanned leathers we see on the forums.

I would love to know what kind of currying or hand-finishing techniques were involved!

I will definitely need to have more of this Clayton bridle!

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