The russet harness leather in this traffic lead is considered to be the best made in America. It breaks-in quickly and should last longer than you care about.
3/4" x 19" Russet Harness Leather Traffic Lead
3/4" x 19" russet harness leather traffic lead; Double hand stitched row at snap and handle; Stainless steel bolt snap
I hand sew with a traditional harness stitch method using needles, thread, and a diamond awl.
The ends of the leather are skived at the snap and at the handle. Skiving, or feathering, the ends of a strap gives a smooth and finished look but is also an important part of a good design, without which the leather will tend to flex overly much at a given point, causing the weak link in the chain.