For generations, photographers have been shining light on places, cultures, and moments many of us may never witness. Dorthea Lange, Russell Lee, and Gordon Parks are a few among many who traveled across the United States capturing glimpses into the lives of others.
Photojournalists like them were the inspiration for the No. 495 Camera Strap. Reliable, durable, and uncomplicated, we wanted to create a strap as utilitarian the folks who motivated it. Professional photographer and honorary Billykirk family member, Tatsuro Nishimura, spent the better half of a year testing the strap to ensure it's up to professional snuff. With his notes and months of development, we couldn't be more excited about this piece.
We designed the 495 to last a lifetime, using American leather and the strongest hardware available. The leather may feel a little stiff at first, but like a good pair of jeans it will wear in with use.
- Pennsylvania, USA
- Premium Vegetable Tanned, Full Grain Leather
- Leather Weight: 6-7 oz
- Nickel Plated Solid Brass Hardware
- Strap Length: 36 1/2" - 46 1/2"
- 13.5mm Triangle Split Rings (2)
- 15mm Round Split Rings (2)
- Edged and Heat Branded
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For cleaning, we recommend saddle soap and a soft, damp sponge. Lather up the sponge and wipe down the whole bag, buffing out dirt or scratches as you go. When finished, allow the soap to dry before buffing it all off with a clean cloth.
For restoring and conditioning, we recommend a good leather conditioner such as Skidmore's. For best results, use very light applications with a lint free cloth or an old t-shirt.
PLEASE be mindful of directions when using any leather care item. Billykirk cannot be responsible for any damages to our products due to improper application. Avoid excessive exposure to water and moisture.
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