Island Shop Salt Water Washed - Hand Scored Straps. Island Shop straps are all made here in my Hilton Head Island shop. Each strap is hand cut from "*bottom shelf" 9/10 ounce Top Grain Prime leather Half Hides. After cutting each strap it is then soaked in a salt water solution, hand shaped and then sun dried. Each strap is hand scored cut,one line at a time, using an angle square as a guide. Each strap is then hand stained light brown, sealed and glazed to a deep brown and then finished with a hand waxing. Available in 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1 1/2" widths. Custom colors available by request
* "Bottom Shelf" leather is a term used in leather manufacturing and storage. Whole and half hides are very heavy and difficult to handle so the better quality heavier hides are placed on the bottom storage shelves.