Fireman's Quick Release Oak Bark Bridle Leather Belt

£140.00 2 reviews

Code: QROBLB112

Product Description

Fireman's Quick Release Oak Bark Bridle Leather Belt 1 1/2" (37mm) wide (Pictured in Bakers Australian Nut colour) with solid brass buckle and keeper loop. This unique Quick Release Belt, the first one of its’ kind was made by me in the mid-nineties, when by chance I discovered an old 1” pattern in a market in Ludlow, England. Snapping it up for pennies, I remembered it owed its origins to the firemen of yesteryear when during the 'Great Fire of London' I believe, early fire tenders equipped with this type of buckle on straps retaining the coiled leather hoses, utilised its quick release mechanism to free their hoses with speed. This single hand opening facility has obvious and numerous advantages for a trouser belt and having taken this early pattern to the buckle makers in Walsall I asked them initially to recreate them in solid brass 1 ¼” and 1 ½” versions with distinct keepers to match. Now reaching almost iconic status it is still available here from it’s originator and made especially to measure for you!!

How To Order The Correct Belt Size

Thanks to more than twenty years of solving this dilemma for my customers, I felt it worth sharing the solution with those of you facing such a decision or anyone who might be interested.

Please contact Tim if you have any problems with ordering on: 07977 093913 or via Skype on: live:info_545243

Dimensions: 1140mm x 37mm x 4.0 mm approx.

Weight: 245g

Packaged weight: 455g


In the last several months I'd learned of English Oak Bark Leather and became fascinated with the material, as expensive as it is, I had hoped to get something made in it. After some extensive thought and Google Searching I was nearly about to buy a wallet made of it, but then thought better.

My poor belt has been in rough shape for about a year now, and figured it was high time to replace it, a belt in the material couldn't have been a better decision.

I ordered two, The Thatcher and Fireman Belt, both of which came boxed individually with a neat little logo on them, and packaged gorgeously.

I couldn't believe how well built they are upon taking them out, and wore one immediately. They come with a unique scent for leather, which I'm neither here nor there on, but the quality is undeniable. These are possibly the best belts I've ever worn hands down.

Would buy these again in a heartbeat, the cost merits the quality, I don't believe these will be replaced for decades.

I ordered this belt from Tim and initially we had a very helpful conversation closely followed by him sending me detailed instructions as to how make sure the belt was the correct size.
I followed these , he double checked with me and l ordered the belt.
I asked for closer hole spacing and this was easily sorted.
A lead time of Approx. 10 working days was given.
Sure enough the timing was pretty much spot on.
The belt arrived in a very sturdy , very presentable box in a proper padded delivery bag.Nothing cheap about the postage & packing.
The belt is a joy to behold, a proper solid both fit for purpose but also workmanlike in an elegant way.
I shall be ordering another style of belt very soon.

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Standard Shipping Rates for Bridle Leather Belts

Currency £ (GBP) € (EURO) $ (USD)
UK Shipping (Flat Rate) 5.75 6.50 7.00
Europe (Flat Rate) 7.95 9.00 9.50
International Shipping (Flat Rate) 14.95 17.00 18.00
Royal Mail Airsure or International Signed For 16.95 19.00 20.00

Shipping Destinations

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

You may wish to use your own shipping company account in which case you must notify The Worcestershire Leather Company prior to placing your order.

Delivery and Availability:

Worcester, Broadway, Hanbury, Blenheim, Hereford and Quick Release belts in Black or Nut colour: 10 – 14 working days dispatch from receipt of order and payment. Wallets 10 – 14 days dispatch from receipt of order and payment.

All other products or colours normally 20-30 working days after receipt of order. we will try to contact you if we expect a delay over this amount of time.


You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). If the error is a result of yours we will only refund the goods value once the goods are received in an unused /unworn, brand new condition.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply fill in our returns form. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

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