wild boar belt buckle
Fabricated Sterling. 1 5/8 x 2 11/16 inches.
This was made sometime ago, I pulled it out of the closet and refurbished it. Perhaps you’d like to wear it? It’s designed to fit a 1 1/2 inch wide belt. It’s made out of 14 gauge Sterling sheet, so it’s very robust. It weighs 1.83 ounces.
The wild boar is perhaps in an usual symbol for us today, however, in the Celtic and Saxon worlds the wild boar was a symbol of strength and ferocity.
The boar design is not original. It’s a very literal copy of some old pieces.
The boar image is acid etched into the silver. The entire piece was covered with asphalt and after it hardened the image was drawn using a stylus to scratch through the asphalt. The whole piece was then submerged in acid and where the silver was exposed the acid etched a deep line.
Here’s the hardware on the back.
And another view highlighting the image.