Leatherwork by Brian Kerrigan


The following are emailed comments received from previous customers:


July 2021 – Hand carved belt (Land Rovers) and hand stamped belt (Tractors)

Good Morning Brian.
I have just received the belts, the quality and craftsmanship is fantastic.
I'm sure the lads will be really pleased with them.

Thank you for a first class service.

Best Regards


May 2021 – Secateurs Holster

G'day Brian,

I have received the secateurs pouches which I ordered  (9622 and 9620)
and would like to leave feedback. Verdict? Bloody brilliant ! For years,
on and off, I have been searching for a secateurs pouch where the
secateurs handles do not jab me in the side when I bend down to tend my
pot plants, to weed or whatever. All pouches which I have seen/purchased
so far allow that to happen mainly because the pouch sits too high due
to the positioning of the belt loop/slits or the clip. When I was
casually scanning the internet (again!) for pouches and stumbled across
yours where the belt clip is right at the very top of the pouch, it
grabbed my attention immediately. 

Having now 'road tested' the pouches, it is obvious that having the belt
clip right at the top allows the pouch to sit lower and it keeps the
secateurs handles clear from me when bending over. It seems that I had
to go halfway around the world to find the ideal pouch!

Finally, the craftsmanship is absolutely superb. Many thanks.



November 2020 – Florist tool belt

Good Morning,

Just to thank you for the tool belt received yesterday.

Very pleased with this. Excellent craftsmanship.



Carole F...........
October 2020 – Darts case personalised

Good morning Brian.
The Case has been delivered and it looks Great. Thank you for making it a so quickly for me.
Your service has been excellent, especially letting me know the progress during the making of it. 10\10 for service. And if I need another gift I will let you know. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.

Thank you



October 2020 – Hand carved belt African theme

Hi Brian,
Belt received this morning. Very nice!


October 2020 – Hand stamped belt personalised

Hi Brian,
The belt looks amazing, exactly what I was looking for :)
I’m sure my boyfriend will be very happy with it.
Thank you for your outstanding customer service and the quality of your work.
Many thanks once again,

October 2020 – Bespoke flintlock rifle sling

Hi Brian,


The sling arrived this morning. It looks and feels superb. The design looks as if it should have been supplied with the Rifle when it was made back in the 1860's..


The laced cuff fits snugly over the Recoil cuff and covers it nicely.


I am sure I will be ordering a couple more bits from you very soon.


Please feel free to share the photos, I will be sharing them amongst the ......community. I am sure when they see the quality of your work that you will get some orders.


Thank you, It ihas been so nice to have dealt with a Craftsman, there are not many of us left..

As an additional thank you, I will be sending you a couple of bottles of my Beer from my Brewery.

Do you like dark Ales? I do a lovely Porter at 6%!



All the best.


July 2020 – Bespoke mobile phone belt pouch

Brilliant.  Yes - love the leather & the clasp works really well... good and strong. Phone is safe & snug & quite easy to extract.  Well done & thank you very much.  I’ll let you know when I move on to the iPhone 6!!!

All the best - take care Jonathan

July 2020 – Mounted horse brasses

Thank you Brian,
my Dad loves the pouch and I'm sure he will be just as pleased with the horse brasses.      
Cheers, Vinnie.

July 2020 – Hand carved belt

Hi Brian,
many thanks for the hand carved belt it's absolutely gorgeous.
Arrived v quickly and is really good quality.
Look forward to dealing with yourself in the future.

Again many thanks and best wishes.

Ian S............

June 2020 – Bespoke darts pouch

Hey Brian,
Just catching up on some old emails and thought I'd just let you know that
Dad loved his bespoke darts pouch. It was a really unique present.

Thanks again for knocking it up for us,


June 2020 – Bespoke Opinel knife pouch

Hi Brian,

Good. Very pleased with my replacement so will get photos to you. Let me know if you want a testimonial for your web site.

Best wishes


June 2020 – Bespoke WWII compass pouch

Hello Brian,

The pouch arrived this morning and it is perfect, I'm so pleased with it.

You've made a great job of it and I am so so grateful, thank you.

Keep well and keep in touch.

All the best and thanks again.



Brian this looks absolutely brilliant thank you so much and having the date and your name on it just makes it so real.
I am overwhelmed, I was very close to my father who died in 1995 he was certainly one of my heroes and it is so good to have something of his which will continue to be an heirloom and which has been enhanced on my watch.

Again, many many thanks and i look forward to that beer or cuppa sometime.



May 2020 – Florist toolbelt

It’s arrived and every bit as perfect for my new secateurs as I’d hope ... it’s gonna work hard that’s for sure but looks ready for the job , thankyou Brian  I’ll send some pictures when I’m back at work maybe they could come in useful fro further sales ? Many thanks again Brian your quite the....... (Unfortunately I did not receive the rest of the message)
Mike W.......
head gardener in Cumbria 

Sent from my iPhone

April 2020 – Three bespoke hand carved and stamped belts

Hi Brian,

I received the delivery of the belts on Friday and I am really pleased with both the quality and the workmanship. The quality is excellent!


You have delivered exactly what I was after, and I particularly like the Koru and the Baseketweave belts which were made bespoke to the patterns/stylesI requested.

Well done and thanks for your excellent craftmanship. 


Best regards,

April 2020 – Collar

Excellent. Big thanks from Sizzles the very smart sausage dog!
Victoria A......

Hello Brian

Thank you for Sizzles our sausage dogs beautiful new collar. It’s stunning.

Bit long, would it be madness for me to cut it shorter I wonder? Don’t wish to wreck your lovely stitches V

April 2020 – Stamped belt

Hi Brian
Belt arrived today , usual great quality - thanks.
I'm not a 38 waist but I like a longer belt , I have a leather hole punch , not needed with this one due to the number of holes , usually only 5.
Keep safe , cheers
Ray B.....
March 2020 – Bespoke Leather notebook/journal cover

Evening Brian
Folio cover arrived today.
Spot-on size and quality as usual.
In use already , covers my personal account journal , I'm old fashioned still use a fountain pen.
The original I converted the notebook to a 2 year diary.

Thanks again.

Ray B......
March 2020 – Bespoke phone pouch and belt

Very pleased with my belt & pouch, thanks.


Excellent, excellent, excellent!


Came across Brian’s site by chance & as he was local, I made an enquiry.


Fast response, helpful response. I wanted a phone pouch but his ‘possibles’ pouch was too small, an exchange of emails & a bespoke pouch was agreed.

In a week I had a belt & phone pouch at a very reasonable price.


Excellent product, excellent service, excellent value. I will be a repeat customer.


You can quote me!


Again thanks.


January 2020 – Repair to forty year old belt

Hi Brian,

The 'new' (how did how achieve that colour match?) belt has arrived and is better than perfect thank you. I'm delighted with it and to think it has another forty years of life - brilliant.

You must have read my mind, I was wondering whether and where  you may be doing some fairs this year; I'll keep an eye on your website and hopefully we'll catch up.


Again many .thanks for doing such a great job on the belt.


All the best,


January 2020 – Leather top for chest of drawers

Brian - word of sincere thanks for the customised leather piece Tony bought to cover cracked mirrored top chest of drawers. It looks absolutely stunning and went on contact beautifully last weekend (with the glue you recommended)

Over the moon!


Please let me know which country shows you might appear at this year in the South East. Be lovely to see you guys again (and hopefully buy some more goodies!)


Kindest regards

Victoria A........
January 2020 – Florist toolbelt
Hi Brian

Thank you so much for getting it to me on time.
Just to say its perfect thank you


November 2019 – Bespoke belt for owners buckle

Good afternoon Brian,

Now polished and fitted, as attached. Well pleased with the result.

Again, thank you very much.


Best regards,


Ray M.....

November 2019 – Personalised darts case

Good evening Brian,

Thank you for my dads dart case! I really think he will love it! Not happy with Royal Mail though, you have clearly asked for signed delivery and it was not signed for by me? I have no idea who has signed for it? It’s just a scribble in the box which makes me think that it was the courier who delivered it! Just glad I’ve got it!


One quick question though, I’m a little bit concerned how tight the leather is, is it supposed to be like that? I could barely get my finger in?


Thank you again? The quality is brilliant! I can’t wait to see his face!


Lydia x

November 2019 – Plain belts

Hi there,
Arrived today and the belts are great!

Thank you

October 2019 – Restoration of a fitted box camera case

Hi Brian,

Case received safe and sound this morning.

At first I thought you’d managed to shrink it, but it was just the total looseness of the unstitched case I was comparing it with.

The camera fits tightly and perfectly (typical flipping Germans!) with terrific protection.

Well done! Great work.

I’ll see what else I can find for you to do!

Cheers and thanks again,


October 2019 – Personalised, bespoke mobile phone belt pouch

Arrived today, Brilliant, thank you.
Regards Robin S........

October 2019 – Sunvisor (peak)

Hi Brian  very pleased with my sunvisor .very nice .kind regards Wendy


August 2019 – Dress belt

Hello Brian,

Just to say thank you very much for my dress belt received this week.

I am really pleased with it.

Thank you

Sandra U....
August 2019 – Stamped belt


Received belt and it is exactly as I remember it from the steam fair.

Looks good.



August 2019 – Keyring repair
thank you so much you have done a fantastic job on repairing my key ring, I would recommend you anytime for you service and workmanship

Regards Bridgette

Sent from my iPad

August 2019 – Florist/horticulture toolbelt

Re: Horticulture Toolbelt
Dear Brian,
Just an email from Australia to say thanks for your fine toolbelt!
As a professional horticulturalist I use my belt everyday, it is a real pleasure to use and sturdily crafted. Much better than the mass produced belts on the market and looks great as well!

When I need more leatherwork items I will definitely be in touch!



July 2019 – Possibles pouch

Hello Brian
I am happy to say I just picked up my pouch from the Post Office and it isexcellent.

I love it.


Thank you very much


July 2019 – Plain belt

Dear Brian,


Thank you so very much for the speedy turnaround of the black belt, love the

design, and I am thrilled with it.  Your service is first class,  and it is

so nice with all the short cuts  one experiences these days that there are

still people like yourself out there showing true professionalism,

craftsmanship, pride, and care with what you have created,  and I consider

myself very lucky to have found you to undertake the work I required, thank

you again.



Best wishes,

July 2019 – Carved belt

Hello Brian,
           Your beautiful hand-carved belt arrived this morning and it's fantastic!

            First class work and a real joy to wear.

                    Best Wishes for the rest of the summer and I will be back.

                                          Kind regards,

                                          John W....
July 2019 – Custom made toolbox for flat tank on vintage motorbike

Dear Brian,

Many thanks for making me such a beautiful bag. I've attached four photos which I hope do it justice. You are welcome to use them to advertise the bag. If you do so then the description you should use is 'leather tool box / bag for vintage flat tank motorcycle'. Each flat tank motorcycle is slightly different, depending on the model. So to get the proportions correct maybe a small diagram marked with........ so reckon there is an untapped market.

My best wishes and good luck.

Regards, Dan

July 2019 – Custom made belt

Hi Brian,
I am absolutely delighted with my brown leather belt, which I received today.  The  workmanship is excellent and I would certainly recommend you to all my friends.

Thank you so very much, I would certainly like to use your services again.


Penny S
June 2019 – Bespoke carved guitar strap

Thank you Brian

The guitar strap is a hit with my husband and made the perfect gift for our anniversary

........................perfect anniversary we were hoping for!


Helen J.......

January 2018 – possibles pouch

Recieved my fantastic pouch today .Quality of the workmanship and leather is second to none . Could you please give me some tips on care of the leather and what to use eg. neatsfoot oil / saddle products ?
Thank you in advance
 D. Cr......


January 2018 – Team darts cases with team crest

Received and very happy! Krish......

December 2017 -  Celtic carved belt

Hi Brian.
Just wanted to say that the belt is beautiful thank you.
It was a very welcome gift and much admired.
Kind regards,
Many thanks for all your help. Lizzie. ____________________________________________________
September 2017 – belt pouch

Hi Brian.

I got the pouch. And alls great.
Thanks for the extra trouble.
Best wishes
August 2017 – Bespoke stamped belt

Hi Brian
I received the belt, thank you I love it it's perfect. What a great job!!
I hope to meet you again at another event soon.
Best regards and thank you again!
August 2017 – Bespoke binocular strap

Dear Brian
Thank you for making and sending the leather strap that I needed for my binocular case.  It was a "proper job" indeed in every way, with wonderful service at a very reasonable cost.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends.
Yours sincerely,
Bunny Cruttenden
July 2017 -  Stamped belt - Steampunk

Good Morning Dear Mr Kerrigan.
After receiving a very nice leather belt from you, just wanted to say thank you so much for a great,
quality product. I'm absolutely satisfied with my purchase, and it will be appreciated and well looked after for very long time for sure.
Best regards, Ivan K......
July 2017 -  Personalised stamp case

It's here and it's perfect.
Thank you Brian.


May 2017 – Plain belt
Dear Brian,

thank you for my perfect belt! It's just what I wanted and I know that  with the great quality leather,
I'll be able to enjoy it for many years to come.
Thank you so much,
January 2017 – possibles pouch

Dear Brian,

Thanks so much for the beautiful pouch, which arrived safely yesterday!
Its everything that I hoped it would be, really well made, and a quality piece of kit.
So nice to have something handmade for you by a craftsman, and NOT "Made in C
xxxx" ... :-)
Kind regards, Ian
December 2016 – Darts case

Hi Brian,

Darts case arrived. Really happy with it.
Many thanks
December 2016 – Darts case, pesrsonalised

Hi Brian,

Just to let you know the Darts Wallet I ordered is great!
The customised name looks really good and the overall quality is first rate!
Thanks again!! Jason
November 2016 – Plain leather straps

Thanks Brian.

The straps have arrived and look good. 
Best wishes
October 2016 – Sunvisor/ peak cap

Hi Brian.
Thanks, I love the visor, you made a beautiful job of it.
You know you could sell hundreds of these to Plein Air painters.
They are perfect. The American market is enormous.
Maybe emboss a famous artist name on the peak as a gimmick - Matisse, Constable, Van Gogh, And so on.
Again many thanks,
September 2016 – possibles pouch

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