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Old 20 September 2022, 01:01 AM   #1
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Strap maker recommendations

I am really enjoying my 233 and am interested in trying some non-OEM straps.

Looking for both tang and deployant options.

Any suggestions for hornback and/or navy alligator straps?

Would also be interested in cordovan/horse hide straps.

Any experience with Kyros straps? They do not make any of the above, but they have an impressive marketing presence, are their straps as good as they look?
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Old 20 September 2022, 01:21 AM   #2
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Old 20 September 2022, 04:17 AM   #3
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Old 20 September 2022, 06:24 AM   #4
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I can say that Kyros makes beautiful straps with excellent workmanship. I ordered two a few months ago and love them both. The quality is superb. The communication is excellent as well. Here are a couple of pics of the Kyros I have.






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Old 20 September 2022, 09:02 AM   #5
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Look no further than Aaron Bespoke (Combat Straps). He will take care of you.
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Old 20 September 2022, 01:26 PM   #6
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If you like croc straps Ted su has very good quality but workmanship is on off. You have to specify what you want exactly.

I prefer the thick chunky leather. If you have the right fit, it feels like a hug


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Old 20 September 2022, 01:54 PM   #7
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Simona (Di Stefano) and John (Dangerous 9) for croc straps, with John probably a better bet for horn back (as per above, Ted Su also does horn back). Also, check out Micah (Vintager straps) - he’s not well known for his croc straps, but he makes some “rugged” ones.

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Old 26 September 2022, 02:33 PM   #8
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I have three from Cordes in the UK. Highly recommended.
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Old 27 September 2022, 06:09 AM   #9
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I like Gunny strap (on the PAM 000, strap on Seiko is something else)

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Old 28 September 2022, 01:06 AM   #10
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Old 28 September 2022, 10:36 AM   #11
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look no further than aaron bespoke (combat straps). He will take care of you.
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Old 1 October 2022, 05:35 AM   #12
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Aaron and Simona are my go to Strap Makers.
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Old 16 October 2022, 12:41 PM   #13
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Aaron at Combat Straps and Mark Sanders are my top choices

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Old 16 October 2022, 10:16 PM   #14
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Kostas straps, David Cordes and Corriga.
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Old 17 October 2022, 06:51 PM   #15
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Old 20 October 2022, 10:56 AM   #16
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Gunny has always served me well
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Old 20 October 2022, 02:04 PM   #17
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Old 30 October 2022, 03:21 PM   #18
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Old 3 November 2022, 01:16 AM   #19
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Look no further than Aaron Bespoke (Combat Straps). He will take care of you.
Another vote for Aaron Bespoke, had a beautiful gray ostrich one from him for my old 422. Top quality.
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Old 26 November 2022, 11:15 PM   #20
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My advice isn’t very broad as I’ve only ever used Simona for my straps but the service and the straps have always been so fantastic I’ve never seen a need to stray, I have to say OEM straps although not very hard wearing are also fantastic.
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Old 27 November 2022, 03:14 AM   #21
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Another vote for Micah at Vintager.
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Old 5 December 2022, 07:13 AM   #22
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1st AMG, thank you for the pics, love the light one a lot, certainly put Kyros on my radar, can I ask which strap that is?

I’ve literally just acquired, in the last 15 mins in fact another Simona strap, after her passing I couldn’t not grab one of her beautiful creations while I still can.
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Old 5 December 2022, 09:22 PM   #23
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1st AMG, thank you for the pics, love the light one a lot, certainly put Kyros on my radar, can I ask which strap that is?

I’ve literally just acquired, in the last 15 mins in fact another Simona strap, after her passing I couldn’t not grab one of her beautiful creations while I still can.
Thanks, the lighter one is called Buttero Cream Soft leather strap...the SKU code is BCRLS. Happy shopping!
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Old 10 December 2022, 05:37 AM   #24
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Old 27 December 2022, 12:33 PM   #25
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I’ve literally just acquired, in the last 15 mins in fact another Simona strap, after her passing I couldn’t not grab one of her beautiful creations while I still can.
How did you get one? Their website has been down since her death...
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Old 27 December 2022, 09:40 PM   #26
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Although I own from none but would love to add Micah (Vintager Straps) and Simona (hope someone is carrying on)

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Old 28 December 2022, 02:17 AM   #27
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I can say that Kyros makes beautiful straps with excellent workmanship. I ordered two a few months ago and love them both. The quality is superb. The communication is excellent as well. Here are a couple of pics of the Kyros I have.



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Old 28 December 2022, 04:42 AM   #28
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