A package arrived from Washington State today, courtesy of Snakebite Leather – a new strap for the Asanuma!
It’s oil-tanned leather, double stitched, and even has some nice, subtle tooling on it.
Total time for the new strap to get to me: One week, door to door, including transit time. Not bad. I’d looked foer someone local who could fabricate the strap, which has the lugs sewn into the strap, and there’s no one local. I posted a “Help Wanted” ad on leatherworker.net and got several offers. Joe Giaccio was very helpful and attentive; he got the job. I’m very happy with the strap.
This completes the overhaul of the Asanuma. All that’s left is maintenance, and of course, use. Thanks for following along.