As part of our 10-year anniversary, we have teamed up with ByBoaz to create a limited series of leather belts, handmade in the Netherlands and according to our custom specifications. ByBoaz is a one-man leather workshop specialized in all sorts of handmade leather goods, located inside one of BENZAK’s top stores, Black & Blue in Nijmegen. We’ve been friends with Boaz for many years already, and together we decided our 10-year anniversary would be a perfect reason to combine forces for the very first time.
The belt is made of a 3.6mm thick vegetable tanned natural cowhide originating from Italy. The single prong buckle has been solid casted rom 100% brass. Solid casting provides no welds or soldering points, which makes it much more durable. The buckle attaches to the leather by a handstitched pony stitch using heavy-weight waxed threads going through the leather twice. This combination of material and technique will make this belt life lasting, while gaining character and patina along the way. The belts are dyed by hand using a water based, homemade leather dye, and custom stamped.