Re-enactment and Living History

I make all kinds of equipment for re-enactment and living history including vambraces, baldrics, and sword frogs plus a range of period bags, belts and soft leather pouches. Each item is individually made, handstitched and finished with authentic solid brass, bronze or white metal fittings. With more than thirty years experience of re-enactment, living history, academic and museum restoration work, I offer a bespoke leather-work service that combines meticulous research with skilled workmanship.

Welcome to Barefoot Leather

If you want a unique craftsman-made leather bag, leather belt or leather musical instrument strap then you have reached the right place. Hand-rolled waxed linen threads, solid brass buckles and finest quality leathers combined with attention to detail and skilled workmanship mean years of reliable service. Items can be personalised with initials or a name and hand dyed in a range of colours to suit your requirements.

I can fabricate replacement leather parts for restoration projects but I do not carry out repairs.

'Short run' manufacturing of small leathergoods is my speciality. Clicker press and laser leather cutting to order. Bespoke projects are welcomed.

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or give me a call to discuss your requirements.