Some Gaston Sonck Leather Work
For any new visitors to the world of spanking, a pervertable is a vanilla article that can be used in spanking or BDSM play
I am now the proud owner of a belt and a short strap made by Gaston Sonck of Butterfly Leather. This guy does not have a huge internet footprint but you can check out his Facebook page through this link
Whilst on a visit to Durbuy, in September I saw this small leather shop and had to pop in to have a look around
The moment that I walked in the smell hit me. The smell of real leather. Not like the leather that you get now but the leather that you used to get during my childhood and youth. The smell that leather spanking toys used to have in my early days as an adult spankee. This is stiff harsh leather, not the supple pliant leather of these times. This was real, old fashioned leather.
I knew that I had to have something to play with from this shop. You just cannot find this type of leather around any more. And all the articles in this shop where hand crafted and hand tooled. I chose a wide belt and a short strap, that was meant to be a wrist band but I refused the offer of Mr Sonck to but the attachments on to it and fit it to my wrist as I wanted it for a spanking strap, although I did not tell him that 🙂 .
I am not a great fan of the decorations on the strap but of the selection available it was the most suited for spanking games. It is 30 centimetres long, 3 centimetres wide and like the belt 4 millimetres thick. just nice for a small OTK or dogging strap.
The belt has a detachable buckle and is curved in shape to better fit the human form, just like real belts in the old days used to be and is decorated with a flower and leaf design. It is nearly 120 centimetres long, 4 centimetres wide, 4 millimetres thick, is stiff and stout. This beast is going to hurt like hell and I am longing to find out how painful it is.
To buy the two articles I talked with Mr Sonck, who spoke good enough English and we struck a bargain of 50 Euros. not cheap but well worth the quality and craftsmanship, in my opinion.
Usually I buy pervertable because they make cheap and effective spanking toys but for this belt and strap it was well worth the cash for the chance to experience the lash of leather on skin, from the times when leather was real leather and not overly supple strips as it is now.
If you ever find yourself in the city of Durbuy, in the Belgian Ardennes, I recommend that you take a look around Mr Sonck’s shop, It’s not hard to find Durbuy is a very small place, even if it is only to take in the smell of real leather and see the beauty of leather craftsmanship.