Efficient by design.
Premium Handmade Leather Tool Belts.
Trade Specific Solutions.
Solving efficiency problems for your everyday carry on the job. Our tool belts are built on a foundation of non-negotiable values: efficiency, durability and trade specific tool placement.
Designed by seasoned trades professionals that understand the daily challenges on the construction site. Founded by Luke Riemer after 27 years of concrete & framing with over 400 homes built.
Efficiency is in our blood. It’s what can separate good from great. Our belts should help you become as efficient as possible or we’re not doing a good enough job. Our designs come from 20 years of refining workflow while building hundreds of structures and training tradespeople in the pursuit of ultimate efficiency. Our top priority is to deliver high performance features that suit specific needs. Efficiency, form and function.
We’ve never stopped wondering "what if" and never will. Curiosity keeps us always wanting to know what’s around the corner. How can we get better? How can our designs serve someone better or in a way we’ve never thought of? We're always looking to see how we can pick up and learn from those who have gone before us. We stand on the shoulders of great craftsmen and seek to continue their legacy. We hope to one day be old dogs who still learn new tricks.
Everyone deserves the highest level of respect. If you’re getting started or in pursuit of mastering your craft, we want to build products to suit your needs and give you a head start in what, for some, takes years to find. Part of respect is good communication. You can be sure that we are committed to communicating where we fall short, never over promising and giving you the quality and detail we promise when we promise. Period.
Everything wears out over time but we are committed to constantly improving, strengthening and producing an extremely strong, high quality product that serves you well. We will always do everything in our power, in keeping with our priorities, to get you the best materials, to bring a smart approach, and offer quality craftsmanship.
Akribis leather will never stop evolving and improving. It’s in our DNA to continue to refine the product with Luke at the helm. Every bag, belt and accessory will be handmade and scrutinized for quality. Feedback and improvements are always welcome.
The specific needs of tradesmen and their efficiency on the job will always be our driving force. If you are unhappy with our product for any reason we will do everything in our power to make it right. People over profit. Service and quality over speed. Efficient by design.
Luke started working in carpentry in 1996. He has gone on to build approximately 400 homes and has run his own concrete and framing company since 2005. He’s always been a perfectionist with a high value for hard work, accuracy, honesty, and relationship. He treats his employees the way he would want to be treated. After a frustrating 2 years of trying to find a leather tool belt that understood the needs of the trades he ended up making his own. This quickly started to get attention on every job site for its efficiency, quality and proper tool placement. He started making them for his crew and others in the local area. The expansion of this into other trades and modular set ups has grown the product line to serve most trades and ship tool belts around the world. They are still and will remain hand made in Canada to ensure that quality will never be sacrificed and that innovation can continue to happen on the shop floor every day.