The Walnut Belt
Stained with dye made from black walnut hulls, each Walnut is totally unique.
- Hand cut & beveled 1.5" wide 9-10 oz Hermann Oak veg tan strips
- Slicked and waxed edges
- Center bar buckle in one of four finishes
- Stitched closure
- Tear drop holes to reduce buckle bulge
- 1.125" hole spacing
- Custom sized for each order
The dye for these belts is made in-house from black walnut hull powder (pictured) or fresh, organic black walnuts from a farm in the Saint Francois Mountains in Iron County, MO. Especially for the fresh hull dye, different dye lots have different character. Please keep in mind that variations in leather grain, dye application, and the amount of pigment particles in each dye lot guarantee variation in every belt.
Sizing: Measure a currently used belt from where the leather and buckle attach to the most frequently-used hole. If unable to measure a belt you already own, add 2" to your actual waist measurement.
Care Instructions: Because the pigment in this dye does not penetrate as deeply as does the pigment in commonly used leather dyes, care should be taken if slow loss of excess pigment is preferred. The leather is treated with a wax finish that gives protection against moisture and abrasion, but solvents, excessive moisture, and time can wear this finish down.
- Avoid excessive abrasion, especially when wet.
- If wet, blot dry.
- Replenish wax coating periodically. Sno Seal provides an especially durable wax coat.