A must for refinishing or repairing an antique trunk! These handle straps are hand made one at a time and fully stitched, just like the originals. I use two layers of 6 ounce strap leather back-to-back for a finished, top grain surface on front and back. They are really heavy duty. The edges are properly beveled and slicked to a smooth finish. The leather is dyed, oiled, and "broken" for just the right vintage look. ("Breaking" is the simple process of working the leather back and forth while the neets foot oil is freshly applied. It makes the strap more flexible, and imparts a nice aged appearance.) A wax finish is applied and polished.
PRICE IS FOR ONE STRAP.
SIZES: Available in 8 1/2" and 11" lengths in your choice of brown, black, or tan. Three-layer strap is available in 11" only. All straps are 1 1/4" (32mm) wide with a 1" slot to fit standard trunk hardware. (If you need a hole instead of a slot, or no hole, just leave me a note and I'll do it that way.)
Default thread color is white. Drop me a note, if you want black, instead. Happy to oblige.
I buy my leather from Wickett and Craig, an premium tannery in Pennsylvania.
SOLD INDIVIDUALLY AND PRICED "EACH".
Please order two for a pair.
I make your straps when you order them and strive to ship your straps as quickly as possible. Usually I can manage a 2-3 day turn around. If shipping time is "of the essence", drop me a line and I will give you my most accurate estimate of shipping time.
* Thank you to Terry Hunter for the nice picture of one of the straps installed on a trunk!
Payment accepted through Etsy. Sales tax collected for sales in Florida.
Items are sent via US Postal Service via First Class mail. Items that may be shipped flat (cuffs, barrettes, etc) go in a padded envelope. Other items mail in a box. Shipping is done Monday through Saturday, before noon, so Sunday orders go out Monday.
Returns accepted only after appropriate communication. (Let me know what's wrong and give me a chance to fix it for you.) No returns after 15 days or if item has been used or altered. Refunds will not include shipping costs. Sales of custom made items are final.
I make all of my items one at a time, so custom work is always an option. Drop me a line and we will discuss what you need.
Feb 7, 2021
Came in perfect condition made to custom length and was the perfect finishing touch to this 1913 trunk I restored.
Jan 13, 2021
Mine was a great transaction. I ordered 2 custom antique trunk handles to replace ones that had deteriorated and broken off. I custom ordered the thickness and holes and the order was exactly what I wanted. And I received them faster than I expected. I highly recommend this seller.
Dec 24, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Oct 17, 2020
What a fabulous job Steve did. The straps were beautifully done; arrived on time and were wrapped well with a lovely note from Steve. I highly recommend this place and Steve for any leather work that needs to be done.