Let me say outright that the Hawkesmill Oxford is a very nice camera wrist strap. In fact, it’s probably the best strap I’ve ever seen, yet alone had the pleasure to use. – Shotkit
Oxford Leather Camera Wrist Strap
We tried dozens of leathers before settling on Horween Chromexcel for our Oxford leather camera wrist straps. We were looking for a leather that was durable and could take daily abuse, but that was soft on the interior when up against the skin. Horween Chromexcel is, in our minds, the only leather worth using on camera wrist straps. A photographer shouldn’t have to worry about their wrist strap. They should be able to use it and not have to think about it being uncomfortable, or worrying about it breaking. That’s what we’ve created with our Oxford leather camera wrist strap.
• Length: 22cm (8 3/4″)
• Width: 1.5cm
• Two colours available: brown and black.
• Several thread colours are available: black, dark brown, orange, navy and red. The default thread colour is orange for our brown straps and red for our black straps. Our thread comes from Amann & Söhne. A German textile company that has been in business since 1854.
• Horween Chromexcel leather. Known for its durability and softness, as well as its lack of colour-transference. Meaning, the dye will not rub off on your clothes.
• Recommended max weight is 5lbs. Although straps has been tested to support weight up to 30lbs without breaking or splitting.
• Lug mount. Fits all lug mount cameras, including Nikon, Leica, Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm and most 35mm vintage cameras.
• We use the finest quality 304 stainless steel split rings and provide you with multiple rings in case you ever need to replace them.
See a full list of compatible cameras here.
Ensure you care for your strap. Follow our care guide and read our FAQs page for further details.
Click here to find out more about how our leather camera straps are made.
I can clearly, without hesitation, say that this is one of the finest leather camera straps I have ever seen or owned. The leather is soft, the stitching is flawless. As usual – you get what you pay for. Several websites have already labeled Hawkesmill as the best camera strap in the world and I have to agree 100%. – Read full review.
The Hawkesmill camera straps are incredibly well made, feel great, and overall have a nice appeal to them. They surely do their job and they do it rather well. If you want one strap that’s absolutely perfect and gives you room to make adjustments accordingly, then spring for these straps. – Read full review.
Overall I absolutely cannot fault this strap so can comfortably give it a 10/10, and I’m generally fussy. Sure the price is high but so is the quality. Buy one of these and you’ll probably not need another for at least ten years. – Read full review.
Julie Brailsford (verified owner) –
Quite simply the softest, most beautiful camera strap I’ve seen. Hawkesmill should be commended for making such lovely camera straps. Anyone can put together a strap. A little bit of leather, some stitching, etc. But they have gone above and beyond here. They have produced a really luxurious camera strap. One that you would be happy to see in any luxury store in the world. I love this thing! Even the packaging they use makes you feel special.
Karl (verified owner) –
After using this strap for a few months I can confidently say that it is nothing short of perfection. The leather is soft the key ring holds my Leica perfectly. And the overall feel is solid and well made. Thanks a lot.
Jason P (verified owner) –
Great camera strap. Incredible quality. And superb customer service!
A. Chen (verified owner) –
I have never owned a camera wrist strap. Actually I have never owned a strap other than what came with my camera. So when I spent this much on a strap I was expecting magic. It didn’t jump out of the packing box and do any tricks but it is a very well made, and very soft wrist strap. I like it more than I thought I would.
Patrick Todd (verified owner) –
I read a lot of reviews from quite well known photo sites before choosing this strap.
Everything I read was very positive. The worst thing I read was about the price. But all of the testers mentioned how it was worth it for what it is.
And I agree. To know you will have a strap for life is quite something. I like well made things and this is something I have added to my collection and use all the time.
JBC (verified owner) –
Hello Hawkesmill, just a quick note to say thanks so much for sending my Oxford Leather Wrist Strap, Stitched- Brown. It arrived here in Colorado quickly after ordering it on April 28th.
Love the strap – it adorns my prized F6, replacing the rather pedestrian neck strap that came with the F6 and has been on the camera for the last 12 years. Your classy, beautiful strap is a definite step up and fitting companion to such a distinguished camera as the F6. On top of that – the soft pouch it came in now holds one of my best lenses. So thanks very much for your quality-centric approach. It hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Best regards from the F6 Project, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Daniel (verified owner) –
Beautiful wrist strap. Soft and feels very strong. And thank you for including extra key rings. I had to use them to get this on to my sony a9ii. That’s a nice touch and shows you care and understand your customers. Take care, D.