This comfortable wider saddle features a custom hand tooled design by Japanese artist Hideyuki Katsumata. A collection of designs by Katsumata hand tooled by Obsidian Monarch will be on display in Tokyo later this year (gallery and date details soon). A wonderful example of what can be obtained detail wise from any artists design.
This frame is a lightweight touring saddle with unique spring suspension system. A classic design from the early 1900's and still timeless today.
Measurements: 11.5" (Longest)
Frame: Vintage Brooks B-72, natural steel.
Our saddles are hand cut, formed, tooled, stained, burnished and assembled in Oakland, Ca. USA
This saddle is of Soft/Medium stiffness and will wear in perfectly with part time or daily use.
Stainless stainless steel hex style mini bolts are used to affix the saddle to the frame, set flush with the saddle leather. Stronger than rivets and will not corrode or interact with the leather in any harmful way.
Each saddle is conditioned with our own special leather conditioner which contains locally harvested bees wax. For easy care and longevity of our saddles we recommend only using O/M leather conditioner, available in our shop.
Each saddle arrives to you in it's own O/M hand printed cloth bag.
The bag is weather treated and can be used to keep your saddle dry and out of unwanted attention while parked.
currently not for sale, will be included in a gallery show in Tokyo later this year!
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