Easy Grip Lead™ the best custom braided leather dog leash

Easy Grip Lead ™ is the best custom, hand-braided leather dog leash. 

We have improved upon the basic leather lead by adding braided grip-points along the length of the leash. No longer will the leash slide through your hands! Easy-Grip points (approximately 9” apart) are even better than fully braided leashes because the braided sections act as a “stop” and provide a comfortable handhold. Perfect for people with limited strength in their hands, including people with disabilities, arthritis, post-polio syndrome, injuries, etc. See the tabs below for more information.

Artisan handcrafted in Colorado, USA!

Made to order! Allow 7-10 business days for creation.

Due to new limitations in our supplier’s leather processing, the base cost of all 3/8” products have been increased to cover the additional cost of labor needed to continue to provide this size of leather.


Switch Hardware Colors

Our standard color combinations are:
Tan Leather with Brass (gold) Hardware
Black Leather with Stainless Steel (silver) hardware


Our unique, Easy Grip Lead™ is custom made to order with the following features:

  • The braided grips are about 9” apart
  • Crafted from durable leather
  • Beveled edges for a smooth feel
  • Top quality hardware to ensure strength and durability
  • Includes our LIFETIME WARRANTY

See the other tabs for more information about color, width, and length options as well as other customization options.

NOTE: This leash is very specialized and is a bit bulkier than a traditional leash due to the braided grips. 

Customization available:

If you like another of our leash designs, but also want the braided grip-points, we can do that.  Just contact us for a quote and let us know what you need.


Choose Width Size:

  • Small (3/8” / 7mm. width)*—Best for smaller and medium sized dogs. Lighter weight leather is braided at both ends; this narrow width is very secure. Small yet strong hardware.
  • Medium* (1/2” / 11mm. width)*Recommended size for this leash design! Great for medium sized dogs, yet sturdy enough for larger dogs. Great for people with petite hands, or who prefer a lighter weight leash. Braided at both ends.
  • Large (5/8” / 14mm. width)—Sized for larger hands. A good sturdy weight with larger hardware. Screw posts used for durability at the “dog end” of the lead.

*Due to new limitations in our supplier’s leather processing, the base cost of all 3/8″ products have been increased to cover the additional cost of labor needed to continue to provide this size of leather. 


Leash length options include: 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, and 6ft.

Leather & Hardware Color

Our leather comes in two colors: tan and black.

Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:

  • Black leather with stainless steel/silver colored hardware
  • Tan leather with brass/gold colored hardware

*If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.

*Note: brass hardware can stain white/light coated dogs. Sometimes the oil in dogs’ coats can create tarnish, a harmless chemical reaction

About our leather:

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Reminiscent of fine English horse tack, this leather is superior in quality to any other leash you’ve seen. Every leash is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your leash arrives supple and feels great in your hands immediately and only improves with age. The color will darken with use and age. 

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black, and superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality, cut from select USA hides. It is incredibly durable, yet is very flexible. Feels great in your hands and will simply get better with age. 

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our products.

All Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products that we make in our workshop are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!

If your leather lead, Brahma lead, training equipment, or harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use, simply contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. This is the best warranty in the industry.

If service is required, please see Warranty Claims & Repair Service below.

Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover things outside of our control such as chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, external trauma, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don’t make in our workshop, such as accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: bldBASICS, any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from this warranty or guarantee.

Limitation of Damages:

Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, external trauma, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of product and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. This warranty is nontransferable.

Have a warranty issue? Need a repair or replacement?

Please contact us first so we can help determine the best way to get you taken care of!

If the product sustained damage under normal use, and is covered under warranty, we will make it right at no charge (just pay for shipping).

Non-warranty repairs and alterations may be available, even for chewing and external damage. Repair costs start at $5 plus shipping. We will provide an accurate quote upon assessing the damage.

What to do: Tell us what product you have and what the issue is. If you can, please email us photos of the damage so that we can determine the best solution (repair, replacement, or something else). Usually we will have you mail the item to us, in which case we ask that you send the item to us with a completed Warranty-Repair Form. Please download, fill it in, print, and include with your return.

All warranty claims and repairs must be accompanied by the form otherwise we won’t know what to do with your item when received. If you don’t have a printer, you may write out all the pertinent information on a paper and include it with the item. Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.

Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Easy Grip Lead™ the best custom braided leather dog leash

  1. Cynthia Aldridge (verified owner)

    This lead is great! I use it for taking my dog for walks in the city – it is easy to grip braided areas to shorten the leash for greater control. It is also easy to hook around my waist when I go sheep herding. I showed it to my trainers wife and she suggested it would also be great once agility trials start again because you can hook around your waist during the runs instead of having leash runner’s handle your leash. I also ordered two collars. All really nice quality and I ordered on Friday and received on Tuesday. I am ordering another one for my other dog.

  2. Liz (verified owner)

    I got this lead to use with my search and rescue dog–nice to have easy areas to grip and the leash is beautifully made with small snap. I highly recommend this lead as a nice option especially on rainy days when a smooth lead might be quite slick to handle!

  3. Mary

    My family loves the leather medium with the perfect pace halter. It is light weight, soft, easy to grip, high quality, attractive leather. It is much more comfortable in your hands than a fabric or woven leash that can give rope burn easily.

  4. Chris Brown

    I bought this leash as a gift for my daughter and her dog. It is just the right size and looks so good on Maui! We all call this her fashion leash as it’s so much better looking than her everyday walk to the potty area in her complex!

  5. Nicole Thompson (verified owner)

    This lead should be at the top of the page, because it is the BEST. As with all Bold leads, the craftsmanship and the quality of the leather is amazing. Soft and supple and does not have that icky oily feel that some leashes have. (Some leash makers think they can just oil the heck out of a lesser quality leather to make it supple) The multiple braided “stops” are a god send. SO easy to adjust your grip and lengthen/shorten where you hold it. If you have a dog that’s a surprise lunger (“look a squirrel!!”) you will never lose your grip again. I’ve owned my leash over a year and it is my #1 leash.

  6. Kellyn

    This lead is amazing and so is the maker! I found this lead when searching for something easier on my hands. When I got it in the mail, I was happily surprised at how soft the leather is and the good feel in my hands. The placement on the braids are just right for the distance between you and your dog and they are not rough on your hands. This lead is very high quality made and still looks brand new even though my service dog has put it through a lot of love and abuse! I would buy this again in a heart beat but the one I have now will last for the rest of my lifetime :)

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