On its way to becoming a quality product, a kieffer saddle goes through a number of stages in the production process.
The incoming goods department is the cornerstone for the manufacture of a quality product. The leather goods supplied are checked with the utmost care for defects like scars or cracks.
After the hides have been checked on receipt, they are punched out or cut for their intended purpose.
The special purposes for which the individual sections are used require the most varied preparatory processes before the leather components can be stitched together by sewing machine in a manual process.
It requires great dexterity and familiarity with the sewing machine to sew leather parts like saddle panels and saddle skirts precisely by hand.
In a subsequent production stage, the saddle panels are flocked with synthetic wool. The main concern here is to flock the panel as evenly as possible. It takes decades of experience to achieve optimal padding of the saddle panels.
After the saddle tree has been covered with leather and most of the individual sections of the saddle have been assembled, the 100% rustproof fittings are mounted and the saddle completed.
All saddles undergo final inspection before shipment, in order to ensure 100% quality control. Protected by a velvety-soft cloth, the saddles leave the company’s premises in Munich.
Example of a finished quality product made by kieffer: Special jubilee edition dressage saddle „kieffer Limited 2008“.