Horse hide is a denser material and thus it is more abrasion and moisture resistant. Because the leather is denser, this is the stiffest gunbelt we make. An internal stiffener is rarely necessary on a belt that is already this stiff, but if you want an EXTRA stiff gunbelt, a Horse belt with stiffener is the ticket! Horse hide also lends itself to a greater degree of sheen when polished. Many professionals appreciate the look, quality and durability of horse hide.
A 1 3/4" wide Horse belt makes a super strong belt! It's tough enough to take anything you can dish out and still look GOOD! Many holsters slots are already cut for 1-¾", and some jeans and work pants have loops that can accommodate a 1-¾" wide belt, but many do not, and VERY FEW (if any) dress pants will accommodate a belt this wide and thick. The potential problem arises where the tip of the belt overlaps itself after the buckle - while many belt loops can easily handle ONE layer of a 1.75" wide by .25" thick belt, they may not be able to accommodate the SECOND layer, where the tip of the belt is tucked (after buckling) into the first belt-loop on your pants. So please check the loops on your pants carefully to make sure this belt will work for you.
Our horse hide belts are made in the same exacting manner as our other dual layer gun belts; that is, an outer layer of submersion dyed horse hide is mated to an un-dyed layer of 7.5oz. bull hide, and stitched together with heavy-duty nylon. The belt is then given an incredibly fine level of edge beveling and polishing, making the dual layer belt look like one piece of leather. The final waxing and hand buffing with lambs wool makes this a belt you will be proud to wear for many years to come!
All belts come with 7 holes on 3/4" centers for maximum adjustability.
Don't order your pants-waist size! Please carefully follow our SIZING GUIDE before ordering your belt.
Availability of longer horse hides is extremely limited, although shorter pieces are plentiful, which is why the prices go up significantly for longer horse belts. We usually have plenty of hides long enough to make belts up to about size 38, but if you order a size larger than that and we aren't able to make it from current hide inventory, we will email you to ask if you would rather wait until we receive a new shipment, or cancel the order.
These belts are custom made, and custom belt orders placed today will ship in approximately 2 weeks.