Mike Branch Natural Wade Saddle
Tree: Custom Made or Wade Tree, made of Southern Yellow Pine covered in rawhide laced rawhide. Manufactured Steele Saddle Tree LLC. The ground work is hand shaped using skirting leather over a 20 gauge saddle strainer (tin seat).
Seat Size: Available in 15" and 16".
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.
Skirts: Length 27"; Width 11 ½", lined with genuine bark tan 1" thick wool shearlings, 1” density.
Cantle: Height 4"; Width 13"; Dish 1 ½"; Style 1 ½" Natural Rawhide Pencil Roll, Hand Sewn.
Horn: Height 3", Diameter 4 ¾", capped and wrapped, natural rawhide tipped, hand sewn with mule hide wrap.
Stirrup Leathers: 3" with leather covered Blevins Buckles. Nevada twist with burgundy latigo wrap.
Stirrups: Wooden metal bound natural rawhide covered, hand laced bell stirrups with 3" treads.
Rigging: Horseshoe Brand Flat Plate dropped in-skirt, 7/8’s position, 2 ½" beveled stainless steel dees in rear.
Flank Cincha: 3" tapering to 1 ¾"; burgundy latigo lined with stainless steel roller buckles.
Leather: 13-15 oz. Thoroughbred Mahogany Skirting.
Trim: All Hardware including the saddle screws and washers is stainless steel. Saddle strings cut from premium 5-7 oz. burgundy latigo.
Finish: Each Mike Branch Natural Wade first receives a warm coat of 100% pure neatsfoot oil followed by a generous coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner. Edges are burnished by hand rubbing.
Tooling: Floral with Carlos Border.