Our Safari African Leathers Collection consists exclusively of our premium leathers from British Heritage Tannery partner Tusting & Burrnett (1938). Tusting specializes in the final tannage of domestic Goat and Buffalo leathers from Africa. Established in 1938, they are a fifth-generation, family-run British Tannery based in the heart of the English countryside in North Bedfordshire. We produce classic and high fashion bespoke leathers tanned and finished out in England on Goat, Cow, Buffalo, and Deer. Their leathers are used all around the world for luxury leather goods, handbags, small leather goods, footwear, and bookbinding.
We are extremely proud to work with Tusting & Burnett to bring you naturally finish leather of unique textures and finish in order to build custom straps of the highest quality.
Many of these leathers are new to us having just arrived in the previous weeks and we, therefore, for some that no examples of straps that we have made from these (will you be the first?). Others such as our Zanzibar leather and Dirty Denim, have been in our lineup for many years. In either case, we are confident in the quality and uniqueness of these leathers.
If in addition to the photos here, you would like to read further details about some of the many straps I have made for the from our Safari African Leathers Collection from Tusting & Burnett over the years, please follow this link to a blog page relating to Straps from our Safari Collection.
If you would like me to build this strap for your beloved watch from our Safari Collection leather or any of the myriad leather we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me right away to begin your custom strap consultation. You are always welcome to e-mail me at Dangerous9straps@gmail.com or simply click on the contact button at the to of this blog and complete the brief contact form and I will get back to you right away. I would be happy to hear from you!
Our Latest Additions to Our Safari Collection:
These are our newest leather additions – in fact so new that we’ve not even yet had the opportunity to build any straps from them yet. But never fear those will be coming very soon and you can be certain that these will deliver the same impact in the wrist as all of our Safari Collection leathers:
Dirty Denim African Goat:
Dirty Denim African Goat is a beautifully textured Nubuck finished leather in a Blue/grey denim color that we have offered for many years and has become a mainstay of Dangerous9straps custom and production straps. We currently stock straps from our Manufacture Collection in both 20 and 24mm lug widths: Manufacture Collection straps.
Zanzibar African Goat:
This beautiful hand finished in two-tone color and richly textured, this African Goat leather has lowlights of deep brown and black with counterbalancing of highlights of tans and Bronzes offering a depth of color that must be seen to be fully appreciated. If you are looking for a strap that will make an impression, this is the leather for your custom strap. We currently stock straps from our Manufacture Collection in both 24 and 26mm lug widths: Manufacture Collection straps.
Sahara Tan African Goat:
This wonderful vegetable-tanned African Goat leather is a mid-tan color with an incredible rustic texture. This leather will develop a rich patina with wear. We currently stock straps from our Manufacture Collection in both 22mm lug widths: Manufacture Collection straps.
Jurassic Black African Goat:
Beautiful Black, vegetable-tanned, and highly textured African Goat leather, makes for a great strap. If you’re looking for a black watch strap, but would still like to have loads of character, this would be the one!
Jurassic Chocolate African Goat:
Beautiful dark chocolate, vegetable-tanned, and highly textured African Goat leather makes for a great strap. If you’re looking for a brown leather watch strap, but would still like to have loads of character, this would be the one! These are perfect for Pilot watches!
Hannibal Stone – African Buffalo:
Hannibal Stone is a boldly textured African Buffalo leather with a slightly Nubuck finish that can be left natural, waxed or even dyed black (some samples of this are shown below is the straps gallery for this wonderful leather. Naturally very thick at 3mm plus, I can split this leather to any thickness I need or leave it at the full thickness for a simple cut and fold construction:
Safari Tan – African Calf Buffalo:
This wonderful tannage offers a smooth waxy finish with a bit of shine and a very sophisticated feel and a more subtle grain that our other Safari Collection leathers.
Earth Brown – African Goat:
This wonderfully textured African Goat leather has a really great Nubuck finish which offers a superb two-tone finish which just enhances the color and texture of these characterful leather.
Orange Melange – African Goat:
This is a really great color with a lot of depth and texture. I immediately thought of this as being great in combination with the Omega Planet Ocean series watch, many of which feature a similar color. Of course, this would also be great with any watch that features orange Accents or orange as their main color component.