Mason Leather belts are hand-cut from the finest American tanned English bridle leathers, tanned at the famous Chahin tannery. Starting with an entire side of leather (half a steer), I cut a straight edge down one side as a guide, then feed the side through my hand-crank strap cutter adjusted to cut 1.5 inch thick straps. From there, I inspect each strap and scrap any that have structural imperfections. Then, I cut the tips using a custom cutting die I designed and had made right here in the USA. The die precision cuts the classic English point tip and the seven adjustment holes, each exactly 1 inch apart. After you order I select a strap for your belt, measure, mark and cut to your belt size by punching the buckle-end with another Mason Leather-designed die. The length is cut so that your size has you buckling to one of the center-most holes, that way you have several inches adjustment tighter or looser. Lastly, I skive down the buckle end to be slightly thinner to reduce bulk and install your solid antique brass buckle using matching solid antique brass Chicago screws. From my shop to your waist, each belt is handmade just for you.