Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


Oak Bark Tanned Hide teardrop keyrings



Our other small business Bolingbroke Saddlery ( now combined with Classic Leather Fobs Ltd) used to make a variety of leather keyrings which were sold at events up and down the country.

These were not car related and were very popular and were used by customers who appreciate genuinely handmade leather goods in a variety of interesting leathers and hides.

We are now producing these keyrings again and listing them for sale through this website.

Oak bark tanned hide is a brave survivor of England’s past before the Industrial Revolution transformed the use of natural materials.

There is just one remaining tannery in England producing oak bark tanned leather and still powered by a waterwheel- the site has been a tannery since Roman times.

The oak bark is harvested from coppice oakwoods and contains the necessary tannins needed for producing this leather.

The tanning method has changed very little over the years and is a long gentle process which protects the natural fibres of the hide and takes anywhere from 12 -24 months to produce each hide which is then hand finished by the curriers.

The resulting leather is prized for it’s quality, durability & finish and is a shining beacon standing out in this 21st Century world where uniformity & bland industrially produced plastic materials have replaced almost everything which went before.

This outstanding hide is used for keyrings for those customers who demand the very best and where ‘nothing else will do ‘

There is no other leather which actually smells so richly of ‘leather’.

Available in just 4 colours :- black, tobacco brown, London tan and a deep burgundy which is known as ‘Australian Nut’ in the trade ( order as burgundy )

Embossed with our original Bolingbroke Saddlery England brand – but can be ordered plain without this if you prefer :- simply state this in the customer notes section on the online order form.

The nickel plated flat splitring which each keyring is fitted with is the strongest and best quality splitring available – a genuine gold plated splitring is available at no extra cost. Please simply ask for this in the customer notes on the online order form.

Your keyring will arrive in it’s own simple little presentation box – making it the perfect present.