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Ray Mears Leather Belt - Black

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Leather Belt - Black


Weight: 264 g         15 reviews
Each Ray Mears leather belt is handmade from a single piece of supple, fine quality heavy bridle butt. The belt is cut from the length of the butt, and the leather will become even more supple over time and with use.

The belt comes embossed with the Ray Mears Bushcraft logo, making this product a very special item exclusive to Woodlore. The thickness of the leather makes the Woodlore Belt strong enough to be used as a knife strop or to lash things together whilst the natural beauty of the leather is brought out by the hand burnished edges and traditional crease line.

The heavyweight, solid brass buckle with roller is a type usually found on traditional heavy horse harness. Two leather loops keep the free end of the belt in place; one fixed at the buckle and one free-running.

All of our leather goods are hand-made in England by a craftswoman with over three decades of experience. All leathers are vegetable tanned with full, natural grain, and are hand-dyed in house.

For an insight into Ray's ethos on our leather goods, please view our Leather Goods page.

Various lengths are available, ranging from 40 up to 52 inches.

  • Width: 3.7 cm
  • Thickness: 0.5 cm
  • Colour: Black
  • Please note that the reverse side of some belts will be dyed black


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Ray Mears Leather Belt - Black is rated 5/5 based on 15 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 15

  To anyone wanting a quality leather belt then this is the one. My husband has a brown one already, which is a lovely rich colour. As a stocking filler this year I purchased the black version so he can wear on his trousers for work.  

  Tina Scarbrow
2nd January, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 15

  Oozes quality. Top shelf product. Highly recommended.  

  Benny Flaglien
11th September, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 15

  I have a brown and now, two black belts. These are the best belts you can (probably) buy. They are very thick which makes them tough and yet they’re pliable and comfortable to wear; the brass buckle and other hardware give this belt a pleasing heft. They fade tastefully with use but I have ‘surface re-dyed’ my black version so I can use it with a suit and it looks great again. I do use saddle-soap/dubbing periodically to keep them in good condition, but my brown version does show some light surface cracking after a decade of daily use. This does not seem to have interfered with it’s integrity, but I will monitor this. All-in-all, a solid, rugged belt that will make you as cool as Mr Mears and I heartily recommend this product. Great service from the supplier too!  

  Anil Sahal
5th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 15

  Great quality belt. Thick and supple leather. My belt varied from the picture in that It was black on both sides which for me was a bonus. Very fast delivery as always.  

  Chris Rouse
11th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 15

  Great belt, I have an older brown one they are a little stiff when new but soon bed in.  

23rd September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 15

  Fabulous, as usual the best quality available anywhere, great finish, supple and strong, just as good as my brown one, wear it with pride on any occasion.  

  Victor Martin
13th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 15

  This is an excellent item. I have had a brown belt now for a few years, it has settled in and is very much an old friend. I have been wanting a matching black belt for a while. and finally bought one. This product is exceptionally well made, feels and smells wonderful and if looked after will last a lifetime. A brilliant investment, thank you Woodlore.  

  Nick Garside
11th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 15

  Got two of these belts now, they are bullet proof. I wouldn't use anything else to hold my breeks up. If you're on the fence, buy it, you won't regret it.  

13th February, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 15

  This is my second purchase of the high quality Ray Mears Leather Belt. Mine came with batch no B107 on sticker card. I wonder why the 'Ray Mears Bushcraft' logo embossed by the brass buckle is not on the front of the belt, so everyone would know the brand of the belt worn.  

  Filimon Undang
28th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

Woodlore's Reply - 28th August, 2018
Dear Filimon. Thank you for your review. The Ray Mears Bushcraft logo is embossed discretely near the brass buckle as we thought this would look better on this particular product.

  10 of 15

  I returned to Woodlore for my second belt (despite its price) because of the quality. I have looked at numerous others and they were all made from thinner leather and had fancy buckles. The Woodlore Leather Belt is robust, simple, and well-made. I would like to thank Becky (the leatherworker) for her generous help with my query about a previous purchase. My only criticism of the Woodlore Belt is the position of its ‘Ray Mears’ logo. On all of the other Woodlore items that bear one, the logo is clearly visible. I’d guess that most of us who wear or carry Woodlore-branded products are proud to do so and happy to publicise the brand. Why then, is the logo on the belt up by the buckle, so as soon as it is worn, the logo is hidden. If it was on the end of the belt, it could be seen.  

  Ray H
29th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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