Sterling buckle, keeper, and leather belt. Approximately 2.5 inches. I’ve been out of commission for a bit. Back in the workshop today for the first time in four months. It felt really good. The buckle was previously made, but I manufactured the keeper and cut the belt today. Not bad for one eye! Detail highlighting buckle, embellishment, and keeper.Reverse. Here one can see the dimension and the embellishment.This is the full view of the buckle, belt and the two embellishments. This can be custom fit to your dimensions. Note there is only one hole in the belt. $250
Fabricated Sterling and leather. The belt, cut from a vegetable tanned cowhide, is just over an inch wide. The buckle is a complete circle. Next to the leather keep is a Sterling wire oval. It’s not functional but looks good.
Here’s the reverse of the buckle.
An additional embellishment. This is a peridot cabochon.
Detail of the placement.
The whole belt for context.
Fabricated silver. Just over an inch long.
Here’s how it functions for me, although, any number of things could be suspended from it. The idea is based on a medieval practice. At that time they primarily were used to hang purses (in lieu of pockets). When wearing a waistcoat the button holes provide the means to anchor a pocket watch chain. This belt hanger will work when there are no serviceable buttons available.
Detail in which the rivet and decorative ring are very visible.
Forged Sterling (1.48 oz). The tongue is 2″ long. The buckle fits a 1 1/8 belt.
The buckle will be attached to the belt with the rivet going through the tongue. The excess will be trimmed off then. The loop at the top end of the rivet will stay. Kind of weird, I know. But I like the looks.
This is the loop on the rivet that will stay. When the belt is worn, this loop will be at the top.
The dimension is more visible on this view. It’s substantial.
One last view. If you’d like it, send me the belt you’d wear it on and I’ll attach it. If the loopy rivet it too far out there for you I can replace it with a more standard, plain one (see the post from June 20). $225.