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"Bringing History and Fantasy to life!"

Leather Lore, Inc.

Coopersville MI

(269) 548-7160

Red Raven



"Anything hand crafted is far more valuable than anything made by a machine. A hand crafted item contains not only the base ingredients but a part of someone's life, their psyche and their dreams."

Feb 2022 Update: NEW ORDERS! Turnaround shortened to 6-8 weeks; and I'm very busy! Get your orders in now!

 Please check my Etsy Store to see what I have in stock for immediate shipping!

Now on Etsy!

Everything here is made to order, but in-stock items are ready for immediate shipping at my Etsy store!


      Master Index

      Leather Lore


        "Loads of goods for

         Men and Women!"


      Renaissance and

      Medieval Goods

       - Armor (men & women),

         Belts, Pouches, Mugs,

         Games, Jerkins, Bottells,

         Cinchers; lots More!

      Pirate Stuff

       - Belts, Baldrics, Bags,

         Gun stuff, much More!

      Studded Items

      Miscellaneous Stuff

      Contact Information



        Scroll Down for Master Index!




        About Leather Lore


        Album, Photo

        Amazon Wear


        Armor, men's

        Armor, women's

        Art, custom

        Awards & Honors

        Bags & Pouches

        Bags, Messenger



        Barbarian Headbands

        Baycrafters Fayre


        Belts, Medieval

        Belts, Pirate

        Belt Pouches

        Belt, Santa Claus

        Belts, Studded

        Bertha Brock


        Blackbeard Harness

        Black Rock Fest

        Black Roger

        Black Roger's List

          of Pirate Movies!


        Books & Journals

        Boot Straps

        Bottle Slings


        Bottell Care



        Bracers of Gondor

        Brethren of the

          Great Lakes




        More index below...

How to Order

How to Order

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        Call Me

        Candle Slings


        Captain Jack's

        Captain Morgan

        Care of Bottells

        Care of Leather

        Care of Mugs

        Care of Pitch Items


        Chain Tops


        Chess Box


        Christmas Deadline

        Cigarette Cases

        Cigar Cases

        Cinchers, Waist

        Cinema Carousel

        Cleaning Leather


        Club Wear





        Credit Card Orders



        Custom Art


         More index below...

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        Dagger Frogge

       Deadlines, order

        Dead Man's Chest

        Decorative Leather

        Ded Engine

        Derbyshire Faire

        Document Case


        Dragon Map

        Dragon Sightings


        Drink items

        Drinking Horns

        E-Mail Us




        Face Hoods

        Facts about Pirates

        Fantasy Pouches

        Fender Bibs

        Ferry, Lake Express



        Flags, Pirate

        Flask, Leather

        Flintlock Holster

        Flintlock Skirt Hike

        Flintlock Skirt Keeper


        Folder, Document




        Frogges, Dagger

        Frogges, Sword


        More index below...


How to Order

How to Order

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        Game Box

        George, Sir

        Gift Certificates


        Gothic, sort of



        Hair Keeps

        Halloween Deadline

        Halter Tops

        Hand Gauntlets

        Hand Made

        Hard End Bags

        Harness, Shoulder

        Harness, Sword



        Helms, Medieval

        Hike, Skirt

        Hike, Skirt w/ Gun


        Holster, Flintlock

        Holster, Mini Skirt Hike

        Holster, Mini Skirt Keep


        Honors & Awards


        Horns, Drinking

        Horn Care

       How to Order

        Huntington Ren

        Index 2

        Insurance, shipping

        Interesting Facts

        Jacks & Mugs


        Journals & Books

        Just A Few MC


        More index below...




        Keeper, Skirt

        Keeper, Skirt w/ Gun

        Lake Express Ferry

        Leather Care

        Letter of Marque

        Life in the 1500's

        Lighter Cases


        List of Pirate Movies!

        Magical Amulets

        Mailing List

        Map, Dragon

        Marie Griffon

        Massacre & Feast


        Masks, Plague

        Mayfaire Ren Faire


        Medieval Belts

        Medieval Plague Masks

        Medieval Sword Sling

        Messenger Bag

        Mich Ren Fest

        Miscellaneous Items

        Morgan, Captain


        Mugs & Jacks

        Mug Care

        Mug Straps


        Nasty Bob

        National Treasure II

        New Jersey Ren

        Newsletter Archive

        Northwood Ren Fest


        Order of Red Raven


        More index below...


How to Order

How to Order

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        Padding, Bracer

        Padding, Cuff


        Pentacle Top


        Phone me!

        Photo Album


        Pilgrim, What Is

        Pipe Accessories

        Pirate Baldrics

        Pirate Belts

        Pirate Facts

        Pirate Festivals

        Pirate Movies, List of

      Pirate Stuff

        Pitch Care

        Plague Masks

        Pocket Gun Skirt Hike

        Pocket Gun Skirt Keep

        Port Washington


        Promo Pack

        Prop Work



        Ravenwood Castle

        Red Raven, order of

        Refund Policy

        Return Policy


        Roger, Black


        Rum Rack

        Rush Orders

        Santa Claus Belt



        Scaled Armor Skirt

        Scaled Bracers

        Schedule of Events


        She-Ra project



        Shoulder Bags

        Shoulder Pauldrons

        Show Schedule


        More index below...




        SilverLeaf Faire

        Sir George

        Sizing & Sizes

        Skirt, Amazon

        Skirt Hike

        Skirt Hike w/ Gun

        Skirt Keeper

        Skirt Keeper w/ Gun

        Skirt, Overskirt

        Skirt, Scaled Armor

        Skirt, Strap Armor

        Skullter top

        Smoker Accessories

        Soft Tops

        Spider chain top

        St. Valentine's Day

        Stage shows

        Strap Armor Skirt

        Stronghold Faire

        Studded Armbands

        Studded Belts

        Studded Bracelets


        Sword Frogges

        Sword Harness


        Symbols, Medieval

        Telephone me


        Val Day



        Vessel Care

        Waist Cinchers


        Water Bottle Sling

        Warrior Harness

        Weapon Accessories

        "What is Pilgrim?"


        Wine Rack


        Women's Clothing


        Write Me

        Zippo Cases

        Zodiac, signs of the

How to Order

How to Order

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Baldrics & Bandoliers



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Baldrics come in different widths, and each width has it's own options for available buckle styles. Scroll down to find your preference!

A common method of slinging your sword at your side, perfect for Medieval Swordsmen and Pirates alike! Many people make baldrics, but mine incorporate my own unique touches to add versatility and strength! Baldrics come in different widths, each with their own options for available buckle styles. My standard widths are 2", 2", and 3". Custom widths are available also, just right for your custom buckle! Also, all of my baldrics are fully reversible for right or left handers!

Details at a glance:

  • Fully Hand Crafted

  • Various Widths

  • Various Sizes/Lengths

  • Various Colors

  • Various End Cut Styles

  • Hard to find Buckle and Buckle Attachment options

  • Hand Tooled Decorative Options Available

  • Actual Finished Edges, not just mass strip cut and slapped together like most

  • No unsightly Shoulder Joint but still lays flat, just like from the movies

  • Right or Left handed, makes no difference due to its Ambidextrous Design

  • Accessory Options Available (see accessory link below)

  • Pre-broken in for a great look


Custom buckle baldric bandolier belt pirate

Custom tooling is available also; Continue below for details! 


Baldrics Main Menu

Select your choice, or just scroll down the entire page to see all of it!



2" wide Baldrics

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The narrowest of my line, with very sturdy buckle options!

Some examples

2" Buckle Options

Are you looking for just the buckles? You can find them on my Etsy store!

2" Rustic

Square or Round

2" Twisted

Square or Round

2" Brass

Square or Round


Continue to Strap End Selections!



2 " wide Baldrics

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This width is considered by most to be the perfect width! Buckle selections are a little more limited though, currently I have only these available, in Silver or Brass


Some examples


This one shows a black baldric with no fancy tooling.

This one shows the fancy tooled border option (additional cost - see below)

2" Buckle Options:

2" Buckle Styles (Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Rugged Old Silver Rugged Old Brass
Plain Old Silver 'Sam Browne' Nickel 'Sam Browne' Brass


$69 - with Rugged Old Silver or Brass Buckle

$75 - with Plain Old Silver Buckle

$69 - with Sam Browne Buckle


Continue to Strap End Selections!



3" wide Baldrics

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My most popular seller!

Some examples

3" wide light brown with a Square Rustic buckle shown


This 3" light brown one sports a round brass buckle and 4 powder apostle accessories for a flintlock.

This 3" black one has a round brass buckle and is shown along with a 2" dark brown belt.

3" light brown with black accessory holster attached

3" Dark Brown

3" Dark Brown

3" Buckle Options

Are you looking for just the buckles? You can find them on my Etsy store!

3" Rustic

Square or Round

3" Twisted

Square or Round

3" Brass

Square or Round


Continue to Strap End Selections!



Custom width for your Own Buckle

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Do you have your own favorite buckle that you would like on a baldric or belt for it? No problem!


I will cut and perfectly fit a baldric right to your own buckle! Just contact me and let me do it for you!

Some examples:

Custom buckle baldric bandolier belt pirate Custom buckle baldric bandolier belt pirate

Customer found this buckle on eBay

Custom buckle baldric bandolier belt pirate

Customer cast this buckle himself

Customer supplied this buckle

Continue to Strap End Selections!



Strap End Selection

You have your choice of different shapes for your strap ends. Select (left to right); Bullet Point, Rounded Blunt, or Squared standard. it not specified we will choose one for you. (This photo shows the 3" versions; the other versions are similar)


Buckle Attachment Options

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I take the time to hand stitch every buckle in place! Sure it's more work for me, but hand stitching is more accurate to the period and actually stronger than rivets! Snaps or Chicago Screws are available if you prefer to be able to remove the buckle.

Please add $7 to the price for the snap or screw option. Don't need the buckle? Select that option below and save $6!

3" belt example of a Hand Stitched Standard

3" belt example of Chicago Screws

2" belt showing two snaps option


Plain or Fancy Tooling

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You can have the option of having your baldric plain or tooled with a fancy border (click on the photo to enlarge). Tooled borders are only $9 extra! If you'd like something more elaborate, I can do an elaborate decoration as well! Examples are below:

Fancy Border

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Photo showing the stock plain or fancy border option

only $9 more for the Fancy Border!

Elaborate Decoration #1

Custom buckle baldric bandolier belt pirate

This image shows a tooled pattern to match a buckle that I was gifted. I can do this pattern for you!

Add $15

Elaborate Decoration #2


This section is still under construction with more border options. Check back soon!


New or Distressed

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You also have your choice of different conditions of your baldric. When new, the leather is quite stiff, but our opinion is that a broken in appearance is more desirable, so we take a few minutes to begin breaking in each piece. If you would rather that yours be new and stiff to break in yourself, please say so! If you would like additional distressing, to give it a few years worth of wear which may included scuffing, nicks, fraying wear points, and other damage, just say so! A small fee of $9 will apply for the time. 

Normal Broken In

Shown is new on top and broken in on bottom. Click photo for larger image.

Broken in Comes Standard if not specified.

Severely Distressed / Damaged

Severely distressed and damaged. In addition to being broken in, this one has the tip missing and shows signs of abrasion and wear. $9 extra. 


Accessories and Accessory Holes

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All of my baldrics have the option of having accessory holes giving you the ability to add some accessories. If you would like this option, please specify so!



Here is one with the accessory holes. They are on the front and back.


The accessory holes allow you to carry things such as powder chargers. Click here to see some of our accessories!

Here is one without accessory holes.


Baldrics can have holsters fitted to them as well! Using my specially designed holsters, you can attach them to the front as well and in place of your sword!



Ordering Concerns

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To find the right size, find a tape measure and use it as shown in the diagram. Start at your hip where the base of the sword hilt would be (the joint of the baldric itself) and take it up your front and down your back, returning to the joint. Get a friend to help you if needed. Note: Measuring the front and doubling the number doesn't work; often the front and back lengths are different!

Use the measurement against the chart below to determine your size:

Base Size

Baldric will adjust in this range

Small - 54" 50" - 59"
Regular - 60" 56" - 65" 
Medium - 66" 62" - 71"
Large - 72" 68" - 77"
Extra large - 78" 74" - 83"




How to Order

Click the buttons below to use the Shopping Cart, or just click here to go to my ordering page for other ordering options!


To use the buttons, order your item from the left column, and add any accessory options. Options not specified will have the default (shown) applied.


Order your Baldric Here!
Baldric Width
Buckle Choice
Strap end option
Baldric Color
Baldric size
Other Notes
Buckle Attachment:

New, Broken in or Distressed...

Additional Accessory Holes

 Please be sure to review all of my ordering and delivery time details at my ordering page: 



Click here for other ordering options!

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A small Tale of my pirate personae " Black Roger" and his wife's " Moiselle" appears in the Rogue Blades first novel!

A long time friend of Dave the Knave, Black Roger and Moiselle assist Dave with an encounter against the treacherous Captain Stackpoole.

How does it all turn out?

Click here!


I listen to the music of



Miscellaneous and Legal


PROTESTERS take notice: Boycotting leather goods will not affect the production of raw leather!

No animals were hurt or killed for the creation of these products; most leather is a by-product of the ginormous meat industry!

If my colleagues and I didn't make stuff out of it, that leather would just get thrown away and wasted.


Prices are subject to change without notice. All images, photos, web designs, layouts, leather designs, and all other images and property contained herein  are Copyright 1982-2022 by Leather Lore, Inc., unless otherwise noted. All Rights are Reserved. Duplication in any manner of the website in whole or in part, and/or any of the objects and/or images/merchandise depicted or displayed within is a violation of federal law. Contact: Leather Lore, Inc.  (269) 548-7160 or EMail! Ask to be put on my email newsletter list!