Used worldwide by Bushcraft & Survival Enthusiasts, Police and Fire Brigade Personnel.
A Belt That is as Tough as it Gets!.
Heavy Duty - yet Supple - Bridle Butt Leather.
Handcrafted in the UK.
Bespoke Made to Order.
1 1/2 Inch Width.
Shades: See Drop Down Menu.
Solid Brass ‘Head Collar Roller' Buckle.
11 Holes to allow for Versatility.
Please note: Although the website states a made to order item as 'In Stock', they still have to be handmade to your requirements.
This is probably the highest quality and most professional of the handcrafted leather belts that we at Beaver Bushcraft make. Made from the best Bridle Butt leather that is resilient to the brutal treatment of the great outdoors built to last. Made slightly longer than your average belt, this belt is a must for those wanting a belt that not only looks good but does what it says in the tin!!!
The 'Professional' - 911 Belt is handmade from a single piece of the finest quality Full-Grained 1-1/2 inch wide, 4.0mm (+/- 0.5mm) thick, Bridle Butt leather. Moreover, to make this one of the toughest wearing ‘Professional’ belts on the market, we needed to add a really tough Solid Brass buckle, so we fitted it with a genuine, heavy-duty, ‘Head Collar Roller' buckle. Each the 'Professional' - 911 Belt also comes complete with two hand stitched leather loops; the first loop is fixed at the buckle and the second loop is left free running to keep the loose end of the belt in place whilst it is being worn. This particular Belt is made longer then your average Belt as it gives the wearer more versatiliy. This and the '801' Bushcraft Belt are our most popular Belts to date. Due to popularity we do have a waiting list for our bespoke leather work. To see our up todate waiting list time and why we have one please click here.
It’s Strength That Counts.
To make a belt that is worthy of being used by Bushcraft & Survival Enthusiasts, Police and Fire Brigade Personnel the 'Professional' - 911 Belt is closely styled on the way harness makers have been constructing heavy duty traditional Harness-Straps for many hundreds if not thousands of years. Since a Harness-Strap is an integral part of just about all Carthorse Tack it needed to be incredibly strong, it needed to be built to withstand the stresses of a huge 17-hands high, Shire Horse pulling a fully loaded cart that could weigh several tonnes. So this was our starting point, we construct each 'Professional' - 911 Belt so that you can be sure it will last for many years of reliable heavy working years and still look smart. We can honestly say that this top of the range heavy-duty work-wear belt is made for the most discerning outdoor professional. It is both comfortable and stylish, designed to be worn 7 days a week, 365 days a year and still look smart.
You might think that a belt made to these very high standards would be perhaps … over engineered and that would make it clumsy and hard to wear comfortably, if you did, or do, we would like to convince you otherwise. Since these belts are completely handmade we are able to round off the edges that would otherwise cut into your stomach if worn near to the skin. This is a detail that is missing on many styles of belt on the market today, since it takes time to do properly and most people would not consider it important until it starts to cut into the skin and cause chafing at the waist.
The leather has been treated so that it is soft and supple, yet still retains all of the strength that is associated with the best part of a leather hide … the Butt. The leather is hot oil dipped so that it will significantly increase its lifespan, retain its strength and not dry out over time.
The Buckle has been Hand-Stitched to the belt with the leather buckle loop facing outwards. Whilst at first glance this may appear to be the wrong way round, it is constructed this way round for a good reason. Having the leather buckle loop facing outwards, and not inwards as you might expect, allows the interior surface of the belt - the part that is nearest to the skin - to remain smooth and continuous for greater comfort. This prevents the belt from chafing or dig into the stomach causing discomfort when the belt is worn for extended periods of time, yet still maintains the necessary strength and reliability that is required from a belt of this nature.
The thickness and width of the ‘Professional’ - 911 - Belt enables you to attach Belt Loops, ‘Possibles’ Pouches, Sheathes and Holsters etc for carrying heavier essential equipment that is needed for prompt use.
Each of our Shark Designs - ‘Professional’ series belts is handmade to order, using the traditional ‘Double Handed Saddler’s Stitch’. The ‘Saddler’s Stitch’ is arguably the strongest and most reliable method of stitching two pieces of leather together forming a significantly stronger seam than anything that has been sewn on a sewing machine. With the ‘Saddler’s Stitch’, each line of the thread creates a single, continuously stitched seam that is completely independent from the other line of thread, effectively giving the item a double stitched seam. The special thread we use is called “Tiger thread”, which is unquestionably the strongest and most reliable hand sewing thread on the market today. When leather is sewn together using the “Double Handed Saddler's Stitch” and “Tiger Thread” you can be sure that, under normal operating conditions, it will never come apart at the seams.
The 'Professional' - 911 Belt and the Emergency Services.
Many of the customers who have purchased this exceptional quality belt are members of the emergency services, such as the Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Security Forces. Many have purchased one of our ‘Professional’ series belts because of their superior strength, durability and smart (clean-cut) traditional look. These, functional belts are usually made in black or dark brown Butt leather so that they can be worn as part of a formal, or work-wear, professional uniform and are made longer than most other belts, so that they can be worn over outer jackets and other thicker outer garments.
The 'Professional' - 911 Belt and Bushcraft, Survival and Camping Enthusiasts.
The Shark Designs 'Professional' - 911 Belt is a classic style belt that is durable and very tough, yet the inner surface of the belt is soft enough to be used as a knife strop, it can be used, in an emergency, to lash things together (although your trousers may fall down!). We feel, however, that you probably will not want to treat your belt with anything but loving deference, especially when you see the high quality of workmanship and care that goes into making each belt.
The 'Professional' - 911 Belt as a Casual Wear Belt.
The Shark Designs 'Professional' - 911 Belt is a hard wearing, high-quality, classic designed belt, which can be used as a casual wear accessory as well as a Heavy-Duty Work-Wear belt. It looks great with Jeans, Military and Combat Trousers or Cargo Pants. Please note these Belts are also designed to be worn over an Outdoor Garment as well as being worn with Trousers so we allow extra length and extra holes with this in mind.
One of our customer's made this great statemnet about the 911 belt he recently purchased from us: "Probably your most impressed and satisfied customer. Hi Mark & Hels, picked up my order tonight and I have to say this has made my day! The 911 belt is flawless and made to perfection" Darren Snow
Why not have one of our matching hand-crafted Leather Belt Loops custom made to match your Belt? We will custom make the Belt Loop (please see options above) to match the shade and width of your Belt. The Belt Loops available with this offer are:
16 mm Bridle Hook
16 mm 'D' Ring
Twist & Pull
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
It is important that we have your actual waist measurement so that we can make your made to order Leather Belt to the correct length. Please follow this link, for more information about: How to Take Your Waist Measurement.
For our up to date waiting list times for our made to order leather work and further information, please click here, or if you need your leather item is a hurry, please click here to find out about our expedited service. Any additional items shown in the photos are for display only.