The English Strap
Made of thick, supple 5 mm Leather available in Solid Black and Rich Tobacco Brown. This is 21 inches long and 1.5″ wide, made of a single piece of leather with all the edges having a saddler’s crash line and are bevelled and burnished to a glass smooth finish.
While the cane was by far the implement of choice in most English schools, there were significant pockets of strap use, like Walsall in the Midlands, England (a centre of leather manufacturing). Unlike in Scotland, errant schoolboys in Walsall were strapped across the seat of the trousers, not the hand. The London Tanner English Strap is a replica of one such strap that was once used in schools.
All our implements are made from our thick Oak Bark Tanned Harness Leather and in a choice of Rich Tobacco Brown or Black. They are hand-crafted from beginning to end, made with care and attention for the perfect piece. It is bevelled and burnished to a glass-smooth finish, with a saddlers crease around the edge. Not only amazing to use and feel, but beautiful to the eye too.
Although we try to select the perfect piece of leather for our implements, sometimes the leather does have slight blemishes and grain. Also, because this is a natural material, colour may vary slightly from hide to hide. This however, we feel is what adds to its individual natural character.
ATTENTION: All our products require professional use to prevent unwanted injury. The London Tanners are not liable for any injury.
Nick, The London Tanners
Old Black, Tobacco Brown