The Unbreakable Belt - The Original - Old World Tan (Hermann Oak tannery)
The Unbreakable Belt - The Original - Old World Tan (Hermann Oak tannery)
The Unbreakable Belt - The Original - Old World Tan (Hermann Oak tannery)

The Unbreakable Belt - The Original - Old World Tan (Hermann Oak tannery)

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This is Anvil Hides ultimate belt, no doubt about it.

Made out of world-renowned Herman Oak Old World Russet this is the finest harness leather we can get our hands on.

Want a belt you can hang an axe off? No problem. This belt is built for work

A belt you can wear for the next 30 years and then hand down to your grandkids? This is it.

Rich in character, this tough leather is made for the outdoors as is the go-to for saddle makers around the world. Truly gets better with age this belt will patina richly over the coming years. Many tanneries around the world attempt to replicate this leather, none do successfully.

Herman Oak (St Louis, USA) describe this incredible leather as a "Traditional Harness leather just like your grandfather used. Stuffed in drums with heavy tallow for exceptional weather wear, thickness and durability in the field."

Fair warning, this belt is thick and wide. It will not fit in every pair of pants you own but will fit most jeans or chinos. (If you want to check, measure your pant loops and if they are around 50mm high you will be fine).


  • 44mm wide, 5.5 - 7mm thick Old World Harness leather
  • Solid Brass or Stainless steel double tongued roller buckle.
  • Removable chicago screws to match buckle.


Due to many requests, I am now making this belt in Black, Dark Brown and Oxblood colours! Please click this link!!

While not the same Herman Oak leather is used for these other colours - we have gotten our hands on some really quality english bridle and harness leather from North American steers.

Black, Dark Brown and Oxblood belts are around the 5mm in thickness (where the Herman Oak Old World Harness is sometimes 7mm+ thick!) so if you want a belt that fits closer to the body, these new options will suit you perfectly.

Please use the size guide before you order!! Click here


CM indicated is to the centre hole of 7 holes. Holes are 2.5cm apart (1 inch), that gives you 3 inches to go up or down before you run out of holes.

 *if buying as a gift and an old belt is unavailable, belt sizes are true to pants size NOT ACTUAL INCHES (pants inches are not the same as true inches), if they're a 32" waisted pant , select a 32" belt.

Unfortunately as belts are made to order we cannot exchange for incorrect sizing*

If you belt size isn't shown, please reach out to us at for a custom order.