The Leather Worker

      SNPR Straps started back in 2011 when I decided to make a few straps for myself.  I had no Idea what I was doing but I stayed determined to learn.  Unfortunately there aren't many places if any to learn the skills needed so I went elsewhere to learn the valuable lessons from true craftsman.  I made numerous attempts until I was able to source the best leather and make straps worth buying.  Today SNPR Straps has turned more into SNPR Leather Works because I have expanded the product line into other quality American handmade items.  I am confident that the quality of craftsmanship and leather will exceed your expectations and will be something you are proud to own and pass down.  SNPR Leather Works is here to establish a brand that is known for American Handmade craftsmanship which is all too rare in a world of mass produced items.  Time will be invested into your product and these are the hands that will make it for you.

Each Strap is Skived to the proper thickness at the folds and at any overlapping area 

Each Strap is Skived to the proper thickness at the folds and at any overlapping area 

Measurements are taken by the millimeter for an exacting fit.

Measurements are taken by the millimeter for an exacting fit.

With your straps assembled each keeper is fit to your individual strap using the same area of the hide to ensure a perfect match in color and texture.  They are not made ahead of time and forced to fit your strap.

With your straps assembled each keeper is fit to your individual strap using the same area of the hide to ensure a perfect match in color and texture.  They are not made ahead of time and forced to fit your strap.

Nylon #207 or #138  Bonded Thread is used to compliment your strap and insure it lasts through years of abuse.

Nylon #207 or #138  Bonded Thread is used to compliment your strap and insure it lasts through years of abuse.

I used to do it the hard way with a punch and a hammer.  I got smarter as time went by and now each hole is punched cleanly and acurately with the 2 Ton Arbor Press.  Impressions using cutom engraved metal stamps are also put under the press to get a clean crisp stamping.

I used to do it the hard way with a punch and a hammer.  I got smarter as time went by and now each hole is punched cleanly and acurately with the 2 Ton Arbor Press.  Impressions using cutom engraved metal stamps are also put under the press to get a clean crisp stamping.

I wont give away all the secrets but after time is spent your are left with an American handmade custom piece of work that has been tailored just for you.  

I wont give away all the secrets but after time is spent your are left with an American handmade custom piece of work that has been tailored just for you.  

Something you can be proud to own and know that there may be others similar but they are not all the same.

Something you can be proud to own and know that there may be others similar but they are not all the same.

All this from a single strip of leather and the trust you placed in my hands to make it for you. I truly thank you. Joe D'Agostino I would like to thank Vincent Damiano for his skill and time with the pictures above.  

All this from a single strip of leather and the trust you placed in my hands to make it for you.

I truly thank you.

Joe D'Agostino

I would like to thank Vincent Damiano for his skill and time with the pictures above.