Oak Bark Tanned Dartington Belt

Oak Bark Tanned Full Grain leather cut from the hide in one piece 5 mm thick. Combine this with a harness buckle in solid brass, solid brass with roller or stainless steel and you will get a belt thats made to last.
  • 5mm oak bark tanned leather
  • Heavy duty harness buckle in Brass or Stainless Steel
  • Belt width 1.5”
  • Free Personalisation
  • Tub of Tanner Bates Hide Food with every belt
  • Presentation Packaging
  • 16 page Book about Leather describing our making processes and materials
  • Free Shipping
  • Click here to learn more about bespoke personalisation

For an accurate fit please see our size guide below.


The hides are known as “full-grain” which means that the skin surface is as it came off the cow, just without the hair. The surface of the skin has not been buffed. This leaves all the character that were naturally on the cow’s skin; scars, blemishes etc. As a result, each product is unique to the owner. Tanner Bates - No two the same

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Finding your size

Measure an existing belt as shown in the diagram below.



We make the Oak Bark Dartington Belt in 5 sizes XSmall, Small, Medium, Large and XLarge. There are 7 holes 1" apart with the centre holes at: X Small 31" Small 33" Medium 36" and Large 39". The 7 holes cover 3" in each direction eg: X Small 28-34", Small 30-36", Medium 33-39", Large 36-42".

Trouser Size

I Its worth mentioning that trouser size is not an accurate measurement but if thats all you have to go by XSmall covers sizes 27-31", Small 29-33", Medium 32-36", Large 35-39" and XLarge 39-43"

Oak Bark Tanner Leather Belt by Tanner Bates

Hand-made in Devon

We make these belts in our leather workshop in rural South Devon using leather from a local tannery, the last of its kind in Europe.

The belts are made entirely by hand from cutting the strap from the hide to the shaping of the point which we make using a traditional saddlers round knife.

Uniquely Crafted

The leather has a full grain finish which means that every blemish or scar on the cows skin will be present on the finished hide and apparent on the finished product. The hides are dyed by hand at the tannery with an aniline dye. This process allows the grain and all the individual markings on the cows skin to show through. The dye is absorbed into the hide in an irregular way so giving a unique appearance to every belt. No two are the same.
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Natural leather needs feeding from time to time (more often in a dry hot environment). Apply a lavish dose of Tanner Bates Hide Food every 6 months to ensure long and supple service. A complimentary tub of Hide Food is supplied with every belt.



Oak Bark Tanned Leather Belt by Tanner Bates

Free Personalisation

Personalisation is included at no extra cost. We use traditional bookbinders brass type (24pt Gill Sans) embossed on the reverse of the belt (hidden on the inside). We emboss with heat similar to a branding process so that the text of your message has a dark matt appearance.

Please note that we position our own logo on the inside so that the upright letters are to the left of the buckle. Personalisation will follow the same orientation. Choose up to 12 characters or spaces, upper or lower case.

Love your Leather

Our leather is ethically and sustainably processed. The tannery uses a mixture of tree barks to transform the animal hides to leather. This is an ancient tradition which yields the familiar leather smell. Natural oils evaporate over time and need replenishing. Your leather benefits from and will look its very best if given an occasional dose of natural waxes and oils. Our Leather care information card is included with every purchase.


Whats the difference between the Oak Bark Leather Belt and the Oak Bark Dartington Belt?


Oak Bark Leather Belt

Oak Bark Dartington Belt





Oak Bark Tanned 4.5mm

Oak Bark Tanned 4.5mm


Solid brass sand cast in Walsall West Midlands

Solid brass imported


Hand stitched and solid brass rivets

Brass plated rivets


Made to measure with 5 holes

S, M, L, XL with 7 holes

Making method

Hand cut holes and point

Pressed on machine


Hand-dyed, home-made recipe with shellac and beeswax

Hand-dyed, proprietary spirit edge dye


Ownership recorded with serial number

No recording


Free option

Free option


Drawstring bag with free Hide Food

Drawstring bag with free Hide Food


"The belt arrived I was delighted with the quality and finish. It was everything I hoped it would be. Will last me longer than a life time because I'm going to be buried in it.."

Mike Swanton