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The Spanish ring knots on reproduced Mercedes-Benz 219 Ponton leather straps in color code 1079 Roser red

Spanish ring knots on reproduced Mercedes-Benz Ponton straps

Due to "weight" of “Sun visors, straps”-article I moved the majority of the pictures from the disassembly and remaking galleries of the strap section into this, separate article. I hope you don’t mind.

As usual, see the pictures' title texts for information about what parts you're seeing. I do however keep the comments to a minimum and let the pictures speak for themselves. Since I’m not a saddler the risk is that I will say something stupid.

Disassembly

In these pictures the saddler takes one of the two leather straps I got from mr Apels apart in order to understand how they were made.

  • Rivets and nails under Spanish ring knot on MB Ponton straps
  • Rivets and nails under Spanish ring knot on MB Ponton straps
  • The Spanish ring knot on a Ponton strap, from the underside
  • The Spanish ring knot on a Ponton strap, from the underside
  • The Spanish ring knot on a Ponton strap, from the underside
  • The Spanish ring knot on a Ponton strap, from the underside
  • Disassembled handle on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Disassembled handle on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Disassembled handle on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Disassembled handle on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Disassembled handle on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of construction of MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap, note cut markings
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of Spanish ring knot on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of Spanish ring knot on Mercedes Ponton leather strap
  • Rivets and nails used on Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of construction of MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of construction of MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap
  • Detail of loop on MB Ponton leather strap, note cut markings

Reproduction

In these pictures you can see how David from SadelmakarmästarnaSadelmakarmästarna made new straps in leather including some test items. The leather came from Holger Merker Autosattler in Hamburg.

  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop, preparing for Spanish ring knot
  • Making of Mercedes Ponton leather strap loop, preparing for Spanish ring knot
  • Leather piece under knot to get the correct bulge of the Ponton leather strap knot
  • Leather piece under knot to get the correct bulge of the Ponton leather strap knot
  • Construction of the handle of the Ponton leather strap
  • Different tests of handle and knot, the original Ponton strap to the right
  • The first test knot on the leather strap, too rough
  • Last test of knot on Ponton strap, made with fine leather from Holger Melker, Hamburg
  • Another test of Ponton leather strap, all in leather from Holger Melker, the knot however not yet perfect
  • Well, another picture of a Ponton strap in the making. Leather from Herr Holger Melker, Hamburg

One of my old Mercedes-Benz 219 Ponton cloth straps, fitting the original gray/green interior

One of my old Ponton cloth straps, fitting the original gray/green cloth interior