Avund Goods Men’s Marine Shackle Review – $25

Avund Goods is a purveyor of high quality leather goods with a tradition in British and Scandinavian design and art.  The quality of their goods is a manifestation of this background and tradition.  Avund goes through a rigorous process of testing and reviewing their products before they go into production.  This process ensures a product that is not only useful, but beautiful.


I received the Men’s Marine Shackle from Mika Becktor of Avund Goods, as a bonus to a review we were doing on their Forsta V wallet.  Though the Shackle was unexpected, it was appreciated and admired.

the leather

The Shackle is made of natural color, vegetable tanned leather.  This is the type of leather that ages beautifully over time.  The leather actually patinas to a slightly darker hue with use and over time.  The leather is approximately four to five ounces in weight.  As is fairly common with vegetable tanned leather, the bracelet is fairly stout and not at all flimsy.


the edges

Like all of Avund Good products, the edges of the shackle receive attention.  In this case, the edges are beveled, and then the fine point of the edge is burnished with beeswax to a crisp finish.  This treatment gives the bracelet a clean, crisp look.  This attention is impressive, even for something as simple as a bracelet.  It shows a devotion to making the very best product possible.



The hardware for this shackle makes it really pop and is very man-worthy.  As one that does not normally wear a bracelet-like item, the industrial nature of the hardware makes it work for me.  The unique U-shaped loop and the screw in pin finish the bracelet into a truly manly article worthy of showcasing. Riveting the leather loops on both ends of the bracelet ensures this bracelet will stand the test of time as well.


BestLeather conclusion

If you are looking for an accessory to demonstrate your manliness, and to prove your intelligence of fine leather, the Men’s Marine Shackle from Avund Goods is a smart choice.


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