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The toughest leather belt on Kickstarter. Built from 13oz thick American leather & boasting a double lifetime through wear and abuse.
The toughest leather belt on Kickstarter. Built from 13oz thick American leather & boasting a double lifetime through wear and abuse.
The toughest leather belt on Kickstarter. Built from 13oz thick American leather & boasting a double lifetime through wear and abuse.
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    1. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator 5 days ago

      Hi Brad, Yes sir we're on schedule. We just received all of the hardware, but are currently waiting on the large delivery of leather from Hermann Oak. We'll be posting an update soon. Thanks!

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      brad 5 days ago

      Hi, I'm just wondering if everything is still on track timewise.

    3. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 6

      Cody - I suppose I wasn't very clear in that last update. It was mostly just an announcement that the coasters were on sale at our website, and wasn't meant to imply they were a stretch goal. So anyone who just added to their backing is still going to receive them, but there's a really really high chance the reward will end up accidentally shipping without them included. Sorry for my lack of clarity on this, and I'll end up paying any additional shipping that's required from it. I didn't collect any coaster info in the survey that went out, so it may just come down to folks messaging me about it, if they added to their backing. As far as I know, there's you and maybe one or two others.

      I'll be requesting updates to survey answers in a couple of weeks, and will also be collecting any additional side-requests that occurred along the way. Thanks bud!

    4. cody coleman on April 6

      Was it ok to add the coasters in the comments sense they where an add on or stretch goal?

    5. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 3

      Tampines - Thank you, friend. We try to keep this moving along quickly. We're still waiting on a dozen folks to complete their survey, so we'll be sending out an update to gently nudge them along here. Thanks again!

    6. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on April 3

      Patrick - Thanks so much for the support and the good words! We're crunching numbers and getting leather and hardware orders prepped and can't wait to get started on building these out!

      On the Bravestar Selvedge fit, it is a bit tricky since there's so many body types and fit preferences. I can only tell you that I'm a tall skinny guy and it's hard to find a good denim to look tailored, but I love the fit on their True Straights. You may have to try by ordering one of each fit, and sending back the cuts you don't care fore. Good luck!

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      tampines on April 1

      Good Evening, you guys are fast, the ks just ended and already asking for response, can't wait for the belt to appear..

    8. Patrick Lamond on March 31

      Congrats fellas. Glad to help out and add a belt and hook along with my collection of ports. Hate to sideline the comments with a non Kickstarter question - but was checking out Bravestar denim and saw in a comment below you dig em. Any experience with different fits? Again - sorry to sideline, know you guys are busy. Congrats again - pumped to get the new belt!

    9. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 31

      Cody Coleman - Hey thanks bud. Mike and I are enjoying a fine scotch, and a rare sunny warm day for this time of year.

    10. cody coleman on March 31

      Congrats chad and mike may you both work hard with your hands, don't forget to fit some play in.

    11. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 31

      Brad

      1) Absolutely. Reach out anytime to grab a buckle only.

      2) the Mountain Belt being a rugged tough work belt, the 1.75" will fit in every work pant available. I've found Carhartt to be the tightest fit, but it does fit them. I wear Levi's and Bravestar denim and the 1.75 fits perfectly fine as I'm sure it does any denim.

      Thanks Brad

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      brad on March 31

      Two questions: 1) I ordered two belts and am probably going to get one of each color belt and one of each color buckle. I'm not sure how much I'll like the brass color. Would it be possible to order just a buckle later if I want both to have nickel buckles? 2) Do the 1.75" belts fit in most belt loops? My current belt is 1.5". I'm thinking of ordering the 2 new ones from you in 1.75" but don't want to run into an issue. Thanks, Brad

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on March 31

      Today is the Day :) �

    14. zephyrsaidwhat
      Superbacker
      on March 30

      I just bought 2 sets, can't wait for these! Thanks guys!

    15. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 30

      zephyrsaidwhat - Since the building, packing and shipping stage is going to be hectic, it runs a high risk of being over looked so I hate to promise anything that Mike or I may accidentally miss during the process. Thanks so much for your understanding on this.

    16. zephyrsaidwhat
      Superbacker
      on March 30

      Hey Chad! Can we increase our pledges to include the coaster sets or must those be ordered through your web store?

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on March 29

      It ok for me to wait... but I have to be the first one to get his :)

    18. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 28

      Marc - We're so close now! The real work is about to begin for us :)

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      Marc Joseph
      Superbacker
      on March 28

      I want my belt geeee this wait is killing me :)

    20. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 20

      NEW REWARD OPTION: We're offering the Brass Key Hook in Matte Nickle to match the buckle for those who want that color option. Photos coming soon!

    21. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 16

      Thanks Cody!

      Andrew, the buckles are both solid brass, but one has an antique finish on the brass and one has a matte nickle coating on it.

    22. cody coleman on March 16

      The nickel is a coating that will give tit the silver shinny look. Brass will develop a nice patina, if you don't follow them on Instagram or Facebook you should give it a try lots of nice pics from them an customers like myself. The campaign pics are good to.

    23. Andrew Mellon on March 14

      What are the major differences between the brass and the nickel as a belt buckle? Is one more durable or better patina?

    24. cody coleman on March 5

      im sure it would bring me to tear.

    25. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 4

      Cody Coleman - Since meeting delivery times is super important to me, I didn't want to add anything extra to the process on the belts. So they won't have any special branding. But I can break out the sharpie marker and write a haiku on the back of yours for you :D

    26. cody coleman on March 4

      Will you all be stamping anything extra on these to commemorate the Kickstarter side of it all. EG... a backer number or a special KS ish brand or mark.

    27. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 4

      Aytan, Yes most true full grain leather belts will leave markings. You can see a photo of the Patina on a well worn belt in the campaign section. Thank you.

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      Aytan on March 4

      Hey guys looks like a great product. On all my other leather belts the buckle leaves a mark on frequent used holes. Will the higher gauge of this belt reduce that affect? Will the buckle leave marks on the leather? Thanks

    29. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 2

      Michael Olivier - That's excellent, thank you Michael. Glad you're still loving the Port Wallet.

    30. Michael Olivier on March 2

      I have had a Port Wallet since 2014 and can't see myself ever using another wallet. I have followed you through the years and was glad when I found out that you were making another campaign. I would wish you good luck on the campaign but it looks like you are killing it already. I hope to do business with you again in the future.

    31. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 2

      @Ahmad Hokan - We appreciate your backing us twice. Cheers!

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      Ahmad Hokan on March 2

      Great campaign. I backed your port wallet and i appreciate the quality of your prodcuts. Looking forward for this one, all the best.

    33. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 1

      @Ryan Stephenson - Thanks Ryan. I still owe you a response to your email. Things are hectic at the moment, so feel free to follow up in the next couple weeks.

    34. Ryan Stephenson on March 1

      Very excited for my belt; more excited to support you guys. Keep it up, gentlemen.

    35. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 1

      @Cody Coleman and - We're so grateful for the awesome customers and friends that we have in all of you.

      @zephyrsaidwhat - Dang it! #4 is still a high place of honor!

    36. zephyrsaidwhat
      Superbacker
      on March 1

      I would've got the first spot, but someone was in my office for a chat when I saw the notification. I'll take #4 though :-D

    37. cody coleman on March 1

      BTW that clip was sweet.

    38. cody coleman on March 1

      Glad to be on board gentlemen. Excellent service and quality products is what I've come to see in Craft and Lore. I'm more than just a Backer or a Customer I'm a Collector and I love a good deal like the one being offered here. Thanks for making my collection bigger and better.

    39. Chad Von Lind 3-time creator on March 1

      @zephyrsaidwhat - Hey thanks Beth! You're so fast to back!

    40. zephyrsaidwhat
      Superbacker
      on March 1

      Weeeeeeee! These look amazing, Chad!