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Leather Work Belts

Post by pdq67 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:40 pm

I need to buy a couple to three leather work belts and want to know if this one from Northern Tool is real solid leather?

"Is Item # 9763, (Ironton leather belt), made from real solid, one piece leather?"

Is, "split leather", real solid leather?

So does anybody here know for sure??


E-mailed back from Northern Tool...

"It is made from 100% split leather. If you would like to purchase this product, you can do so on our website at www.northerntool.com or by calling our Sales department at 1.800.221.0516.


Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

Regards,

Holly
Product Specialist
Northern Tool + Equipment
1-800-221-0516 www.northerntool.com".

Thanks,

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Re: Leather Work Belts

Post by woody b » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:08 pm

You're not going to bet a decent belt for that price. Get a "gun belt". My $40 belt from Braids Holsters is several years old. Not only does it do an excellent job holding up my gun, it holds my pants and gut up too.

https://www.braidsholsters.com/store/c16/Belts.html
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Re: Leather Work Belts

Post by Zmechanic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:16 pm

Sharpen up your google-fu, pdq!
Bicast leather (also known as bi-cast leather, bycast leather, sometimes described as split leather) is a material made with a split leather backing covered with a layer of polyurethane that is applied to the surface and then embossed. Because it is only used for the backing, the leather portion of this material is generally not visible in finished goods made from bicast. Bicast was originally made for the apparel industry for glossy shoes, and more recently was adopted by the furniture industry. The resulting product has an artificially consistent texture that is easier to clean and maintain, as is the case with most plastic materials. When used for footwear, it cannot be considered equal to conventional leather as it lacks the strength, breatheability, and durability of the natural product.

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Re: Leather Work Belts

Post by pdq67 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:55 pm

woody b wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:08 pm
You're not going to bet a decent belt for that price. Get a "gun belt". My $40 belt from Braids Holsters is several years old. Not only does it do an excellent job holding up my gun, it holds my pants and gut up too.

https://www.braidsholsters.com/store/c16/Belts.html
Right woody,

The REAL SOLID black leather belt I am wearing I bought at a Western Store last spring. It cost me right at $40!!

I admit that I am a, "tight-ass", and am just looking for something similar except CHEAPER is all that will hold up.

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