For the past four years, while my cost to buy leather for my straps shot sky high I refused to pass on that increase. Since recovering from the near heart attack caused when I saw the latest price increase I realized I could no longer absorb the cost. To that end folks I begrudgingly have to raise my price from $52.00 to $55.00. I do this with a heavy heart and deeply apologize. Don't blame me or the cow, we're just innocent victims.