Hand-forged stainless steel: strength, resilience, reliable. The circle: unity, totality, original perfection, eternity and timelessness. The marriage of these two symbols results in an amulet of conscious intention. A talisman full of power & meaning, handmade in every sense of the word.
We asked our metalsmith Nathan Kimpell to forge this Rustic Stainless Steel Circle Buckle this spring, 2020. This buckle represents a visual reminder of cycles: beginning and ending, changing, morphing, on-going. A beautiful work of art, forged and hammered into shape, one at a time, right here in Montana in Nathan's shop. The leather has been cut by hand and assembled by our hands, in our shop just up the road.
We paired this buckle with our 8-10 oz. Natural Brown Chromexcel leather. In keeping with the uniqueness of the buckle, we had to come up with an equally artistic way to attach the buckle to the strap. We hope you enjoy the uniqueness of this creation.
This belt can be monogramed for an additional cost. Information on monograming can be found HERE.
Please explore the leather options:
Natural Brown Chromexcel Highest quality and unmistakably beautiful. These are two characteristics distinctive of leather from The Horween Tannery. For over 90 years, Horween has used the same artisanal hot-stuffing formula to infuse their Chromexcel leathers with an oil and wax blend to create an extremely rich, buttery and durable leather, which is hand-stained. This heritage leather features natural leather grain, exhibits a rich pull-up, and retains softness & color for generations. These Natural Brown Chromexcel straps are 8-10 oz. in weight, buttery & supple. This leather will quickly become your go-to belt from day one.
Horween Black ChromexcelThe Black Chromexcel straps are finished with the same tanning process as the Natural Brown Chromexcel straps- buttery and beefy. Heavy 8-10 oz. in weight, this leather is soft and supple. A Black Chromexcel belt is well-suited to be a top shelf, daily go-to belt.
Black LatigoIf you are looking for a belt that is strong, flexible and exceedingly handsome, Latigo leather is a natural choice. Horween Latigo results from a two-step tanning process tanning that combines a chrome-tanned base and with a heavy vegetable re-tan. This results in the refined yet, natural, look. Each of these straps are 8-10 oz in weight and will last a lifetime.
Natural Veg TanThe Herman Oak Tannery is notorious for producing some of the best natural veg-tan leather in the industry. These full-grain straps are 8-9 oz in weight and like all our natural veg-tan leather products, the Natural Veg Tan will develop a gorgeous patina with time.
Dark Brown English Bridle If you are are enamored by the best English Bridle leather available, look no further than Wickett & Craig. These full-grain straps are 8-10 oz. in weight. The are are flexible, yet highly durable. The classic characteristics of English Bridle leather.
Crazy Horse BuffaloThe Crazy Horse Buffalo strap was the first in our Buffalo leather collection. Eye-catching pull-up was the very first thing that we noticed. We brought a side into the shop, built several prototypes, and sent them out to friends for authentic feedback. It didn’t take long to realize that this leather would be a staple in our line-up. The veg-tanned Buffalo straps are 8-9 oz in weight, sturdy, flexible and have stunning pull-up with lighter undertones highlinghted when flexed.
Crazy Horse Gray Buffalo We added Crazy Horse Gray Buffalo leather straps following overwhelming feedback received from the Crazy Horse Buffalo belts. They have the same 8-9 oz. weight, sturdy and flexible. The elephant gray color reveals a light gray pull-up affect when bent.
Indigo Blue Buffalo We have always been attracted to the color of indigo. For this reason, when we came across this leather, we added it immediately as an offering. Each of the veg-tanned, 8-9 oz. straps are beefy, robust and flexible. The dark indigo color reveals a light blue pull-up affect when bent. This leather is characteristically one of a kind, yet still manages to go with everything.
Brown Buffalo No wardrobe is complete without a classic brown belt that is as durable as it is attractive. The veg-tanned Buffalo straps are 8-9 oz in weight, sturdy, flexible. The Brown Buffalo leather has a consistent color. rather than a pull-up effect of our other buffalo leather belts.