1791 Gunleather premium holster belts are made with the full-grain, 14-ounce leather from the topmost layer of hide. We do not sand or treat the leather beyond tanning and dyeing processes which strengthen the hide and produce a product for working applications. Fashion belts, on the other hand, may be made from genuine leather or suede, but they are treated to make them softer, causing them to degrade more quickly when bearing a load. In essence, its like the difference between handbag leather and sturdy horse bridle leather.Reinforced stitching is necessary for heavier pistols or revolvers to add durability. 1791 Gunleather never use snaps, plastic, nylon, or synthetic materials. Our heavy-duty belts are made to hold all your gear IWB holsters, OWB holsters, flashlights, mag pouches, knives, hammers, tape measures, and multi-tools. As a result, 1791 Gunleather is a top choice among law enforcement, veterans, first responders, and patriots alike.