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post #1 of 2 Old 10-17-2007, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Martin Custom Saddle

Ok...I purchased a beautiful english saddle over the weekend and have been unable to find any info on the maker. I'm gonna describe it to the best of my knowledge...It is a 17" narrow tree, tan suede-like pitted material with kneerolls. I say suede-like because it is not smooth leather, yet it isn't rough suede like you would normallly see on items such as kneerolls or chaps (more like a shaved suede). Perhaps it is a synthetic material??? Now here is the best part... the billets show normal wear as if this saddle has been ridden in quite a few times. However, the seat & flaps show virtually no wear at all even where the leathers would have rubbed. I have ridden H/J most of my life and have never come across this particular brand. I normally ride in a County saddle. The tag under the flap says Martin Custom Saddlers Great Britain. All the research I have done has produced only Martin Custom Western saddles. If anyone can provide info on this brand it would be very helpful as I need to know how to clean this type of material as well as an approx value.
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-04-2009, 03:37 PM
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Martin Custom English Saddles

Hi. I realize this thread is from over 2 years ago, but hopefully I'll get somewhere with this. Did you ever get any info. on the saddle? I'm going to be putting donated horse equipment on ebay to benefit an equine rescue here in Minnesota. I have a donated English saddle from Martin Custom Saddlery/ Great Britain and I have no idea what it is worth etc. It is the same type of distressed-looking leather you describe. I have also looked all over for info. but only find the Martin western saddles. This post was the only thing I found on the internet, but unfortunately there were no replies! Does anyone know about these saddles? Please help!!!! Thanks!!!!!
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