The leather I used for this traffic lead becomes buttery soft but remains very strong. It should become your favorite lead in no time, and the stainless steel snap is extremely durable.
5/8"+ x 2' Russet Harness Leather Traffic Lead
5/8" x 2' russet harness leather traffic lead; Hand stitched with 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.