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 strive to ship your straps as quickly as possible, and 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.
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.
Oct 13, 2020
Great workmanship, excellent look and feel. Replaced handles on an early 1900s Estey portable organ. Couldn't be happier. Thanks!
Jul 19, 2020
Really nice heavy duty leather trunk handles. Shipped fast. Thanks.
Dec 30, 2019
Steve, they are perfect! Production and shipping were speedy and the leather is nice and sturdy. The color was exactly what I needed. Thank you!
Jan 25, 2019
We ordered straps for a project we are working on. Steve had them complete the next day and they got to us within a week. The straps themselves are beautiful as well!