November 21, 2011

Western style bridle-halter

Made in dark havana leather with stainless steel hardware, size full. Conchos come from an US reseller of Tandy Leather Factory.
3/4" cheek piece, 5/8" throatlatch, 3/4" bit billets with conway buckles.

A detail of how noseband and browband looked after a first phase:

I modified them since then: conchos fixing screws sticked out, so I decided to stitch a second thinner leather layer on the back of these decorated parts.

Before the operation:
After the operation:
I wanted to keep screws accessible: they're blocked with threading glue, but with time and use you never know what can happen. Here's the finished browband:

November 14, 2011

Single plain rein, 1" wide

I break the silence with some pics of my last creation, made last saturday.
A single dark havana rein 1" wide, to match with the bridle-halter I'm doing in these days. Total length is 3.5 m, stainless steel snaps.
A detail, where the 2 strips join together: