The overall quality of the leather is great, the only problem is, the rivets that hold the buckle in place broke within 10 minutes of unboxing it. This was not due to straining it at all, I simply strapped swords to the frogs and went to put it on, and the rivets broke as I was tightening the belt around my waist. Would I recommend buying this belt? Yes, If you know how to replace rivets, which I do. I am satisfied with the belt overall, just dissapointed in the quality of the rivets.