All of our "Alaska tough" leather belts are 100% hand crafted. We use the same high quality vegetable tanned, top grade, full-grain leather that we use for our leather holsters. The stitching in our leather belts is of the highest quality thread, stitched with the finest sewing machines available. Every start and stop point is double lock-stitched for added strength and durability. What makes them "Alaska Tough" you may ask? Well, they are made to last longer than any of your other belts. Long lasting high quality in the last frontier of Alaska or anywhere you wear this belt.