The “Ringers Belt” design originated from a bull strap, which ringers use to tie up bulls. Ringers would wear this strap as a belt so that it was always at hand.
The Ringers Knife Belt is made from the same chrome tanned leather that we use to make our hobbles, but it been further enhanced with a veg re-tan to give the belt a soft outer texture. The chrome tan gives the leather a strong core, whilst the softness from the veg tan makes the belt comfortable to wear. Angus had this leather specifically made for this particular belt.
The belt has been double stitched with a heavy thread for additional strength and durability.
The buckle is solid brass with a stainless steel pin to withstand additional load or force. The belt also features a brass oval shaped ring where you tuck the tail of the belt in for a neat and clean finish.
We have developed a tool in-house to shape the buckle slightly inwards to the shape of your body. This stops the buckle from kinking out.
Please note, the knife pouch is designed to be very tight, so that it can mould to the shape of your knife over time. If you find that it is too tight to begin with, we recommend using a blunt object to push your knife in and out a few times until the leather begins to settle.
This belt has been designed for hard work and will stand the test of time.
Here Angus shows us the new Ringers and Ringers Knife belts.
The Angus Barrett Ringers Belt has been oiled before leaving our workshop, with a blend that is specifically formulated to enhance and protect the leather. This belt will not need any additional oil, and Angus does not anticipate that it will need any ongoing care. However, if you notice that the leather does become dry from being exposed to the elements, you can apply a surface leather dressing, such as the Angus Barrett Leather Dressing.
Please note that this particular leather may lighten with age. If your leather product needs to be stored in a bag, we recommend that you use a breathable bag, such as a canvas bag, not a PVC bag.
If your belt requires cleaning, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.