Over the years I have made belts more as an afterthought than anything else, mainly to satisfy the demands of the very occasional customer. My main interest has always been -- and still is -- holsters.
I hate to admit it, but the passage of time, illness, and failing eyesight have slowed me down to the point where the production of belts has become well-nigh impossible. Given my current situation, with a turnaround of eight months plus, I've decided to concentrate solely on holsters and mag-pouches and leave the making of belts to other manufacturers.
For a while, I did recommend a small, personalised manufacturing facility in North Carolina who make some of the finest belts I've ever seen. Unfortunately, the belts they produce come only in a double-thick configuration -- totally unsuitable for use with my holsters.
All my holsters and mag-pouches are designed for use with single-thickness leather belts, which embrace the contours of a holstered weapon and help concealment. Double-thick belts are fine if they are supple, otherwise are far too rigid and inflexible, resulting in the holster standing out like a pea on a drum.
If you don't already have a belt and require one to go with your Horseshoe holster, there is one artisan manufacturer based in Columbia, Kentucky who I would like to recommend. His belts are entirely hand made and are out there with the best. He has on offer some fine single- and double-thick belts that would be eminently suitable. His name is Titus Custer and you can contact him by 'phone at (270) 385-1981, by email at email@example.com, or via his website at Custer Custom Leather Company. You will not be disappointed.
Hi! My name is Titus Custer. I am the founder, owner, and sole craftsman at Custer Custom Leather Co. I was born in Georgia (U.S.A.) and currently reside in Kentucky. My focus is to ensure you get traditional American-made quality, without the exorbitant price tag. Every product that leaves my door is completely hand-crafted and meticulously designed to yield dependable service for years to come. A huge 'thank you' to Mr. Arratoonian for the recommendation; receiving a good word from such a renowned veteran artisan is truly an honor.
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