A retro style that has become iconic over the years. Ron’s design has stood out from all the rest as one of the most beautiful harnesses available ever. Unfortunately, Ron’s passing has left a large hole in the B&D community and the lack of available pieces he left behind is slowly diminishing from the scene. Sometimes, if your lucky, you may find someone wishing to dispose of a piece of Ron’s work but they have fast become collectors items, raising silly prices.
Here at Fantasy Leather, Fran now re-creates this magical harness and accessories to Ron’s original designs with great accuracy. Using the best calf leathers available in the UK. First taking two hides and laminating them together to give a face to both inside and outside of the item. Each part of the harness is then cut out by hand and shaped and edged to perfection before being adorned with studs, rivets, dee rings and buckles, all of which are true to Ledermeister’s original. You can view one of the original harnesses in action at House Of Gord.
When assembled it is difficult to tell the original from Fran’s. On the original the edges are dyed or painted to give the red effect. However, Fran uses only a dyed through hide for the black/red harness which took a lot of finding, now the edges are red without the paint and is very soft to the touch. However, other colour combinations still have to be either edge dyed to achieve a similar effect but normally this is now left natural on a standard build, giving a combination of the two colours used to produce the harness, ie. blue/black, pink/white etc..
Being calf or veal, the whole harness is extremely soft and comfortable to wear and when warmed by the body will lay to the wearers shape perfectly. The harness comes complete with the bells chain which is fully detachable via small trigger swivels. Ledermeister style bridle is available as an accessory to compliment the harness as are the cuffs and collars.