RESISTANT STIRRUP LEATHERS
Mechanical Tested by at
To 6367 N - 637 kg - 0.64 Tonne - 100 Stone
Unfortunately we were unable to test them on the stirrup iron as the ISR samples were so stong that the stirrup bent. We have tested them at the buckle and the strip containing holes and sample F-ISR Fibre-Tech® has proven to be the strongest in both casesDr Catherine Kelly
To determine the strength of a range of stirrup leathers. The strength and elongation to break will be measured at the stirrup, at the buckle and along the section containing the holes.
The length, width and thickness of each testing section was measured. The samples were placed into the mechanical tester and the force required to elongate the sample by 5 mm/minutes was measured.
Three different positions were tested. At the stirrup, at the belt and at the buckle.
|Sample||Maximum Force (N)||Force to break leather section (N)|
|F - ISR Fibre-Tech®||2663||2201|
|Sample||Maximum Force (N)||Maximum elongation (%)||Force to break leather section (N)||Elongation where leather section breaks (%)|
|F - ISR Fibre-Tech®||3974||39.1||3668||28.9|
the weakest part of the stirrup leathers was found to be at the buckle where in most cases the leather was stripped to reveal the inner material. Testing on both the buckle area and the strip of leather containing the holes showed stirrup leather F- ISR Fibre-Tech® to be the strongest.
F- ISR Fibre Tech® also showed the least stretching when a force was applied.