The Knot Leather has been designing & creating quality, authentic leather works in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand since 2012.
My Father was given a belt from his father, which he wore everyday while fencing in the South Wairarapa. It’s nostalgic for me to create items that have a purpose & that last. Apart from the industrial sewing machine everything is made by hand using high quality brass, nickel and leather. I enjoy creating items for use in everyday life (such as a belt) and specialist items (such as camera straps & harnesses). Yes, my dad still wears the belt today.
Byron Smith, Leather craftsman