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We are a brand deeply rooted in family story and rich history.
We are a brand with passion, pride and a boxing kangaroo pulsing through our veins.
We are a brand whose unrivalled reputation and superior quality is synonymous with the rugged Aussie outback.
original buckaroo cutting knives
founder, ken van der water
Embodying a trusted and reliable Australian working aesthetic, Buckaroo Leatherworks is much more than a tool belt manufacturer.
From humble beginnings in South Africa, in the seventies, a love of leatherwork quickly morphed into a fully-fledged family business — relocating to Australia, with the land down under laying deep roots at the heart of our Buckaroo brand.
The late nineties saw a seemingly simple request by two Maori tradesmen dramatically change the trajectory of the Buckaroo brand. They were sourcing a tool belt that was comfortable, high quality and supportive. The product was Buckaroo’s now best-seller – the Signature Tradesman Back Support Tool Belt.
This bespoke design single-handedly revolutionised the way tradies carried their tools and ushered in a new and exciting era for Buckaroo and the greater industry.
Now, helmed by a second generation fearless Buckaroo woman, the brand’s core values of integrity, collaboration, dedication, innovation and family are being firmly and proudly upheld, with the business a thriving exporter, worldwide.
We manufacture premium quality tool belts designed to suit professional tradespeople whilst on the job. We also produce a range of components to add to these belts, from bags to tool holders (frogs) to belts.
Our range of tool belts are as versatile as they are aesthetically pleasing and can be easily customised to cater to any trade application. Buckaroo tool belts are designed with long wear and support in mind and provide sturdy back support to any wearer. A Buckaroo belt is a mate for life and therefore is a carefully considered investment piece.
With all manufacturing undertaken locally, we are highly-motivated on quality control and thus undertake rigorous inspections at each step of production to ensure the utmost quality in the final leather products.
50 years has seen us build a trusted reputation of Buckaroo as an honest and reliable company producing products to match. The entire Buckaroo product range has been thoughtfully built on the foundation of providing high performing products designed for a specific and targeted need.
We’re proud of our skilled workforce of modern artisans — a team carefully trained in the ancient art of leather craft. All our craftsmen and women uphold the Buckaroo brand values and possess an innate attention to detail, dedication to quality work and a customer focused approach.
We innovate, never replicate. We always prioritise quality and craftsmanship.
We are a brand that embraces our rich heritage and stays true to our core values.
To be the best Tool Belt Manufacturer in the world, with committed and loyal resellers and a growing consumer base of tradies — domestically and globally.
We are dedicated to our purpose of crafting quality through our interactions with each other, our stakeholders and our brand.
We love to challenge expectations and constantly strive to think differently. Our greatest strength is we are niche and well-versed in what our consumers want.
Our brand integrity is at the forefront of everything we do and forms the backbone of our internal and external communications, product development and continual innovation.
Family is at the heart of our brand. We take extreme care and consideration for our community and pride ourselves on the core values that make up a family.
We champion collaboration and the sharing of ideas and feedback.
Made In Australia
ILLAWARRA REGION, AUSTRALIA, 1962
Buckaroo have been handcrafting premium leather tool belts in Australia since the eighties. We’re committed to manufacturing in Australia for the quality and the economy and we guarantee fair working conditions, always.
Construction and mining sectors are more viable when teamed with local supply, and that’s why Buckaroo is the preferred supplier to a multitude of local industries and corporations both locally and abroad.