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Trophy-Style Belt Buckle w/Silver "Steel Canvas"

Engraved Steel Trohpy-Style Belt Buckle

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We called this steel trophy-style belt buckle "Steel Canvas". It is a beautiful example of what an artist can do with a blank canvas, even a steel one. In classic gun engraving fashion the bulino fly fishing scene is contrasted with the surrounding acanthus scrolls, and has enough depth that it feels like you're looking through a scroll-work window.

Neil did some daring experimentation on this buckle. In the past he has wanted to attempt soldering steel to silver, but he has hesitated, and failed once. This buckle has a steel front and a sterling silver back. It was designed "on the fly", as he was engraving, which is both fun and challenging - he could end up "painting" himself into a corner. Somehow, this approach really works for Neil. I have rarely seen him in a corner he couldn't "paint" himself out of...

There are two kinds of border; the dot-and-line and the running leaf. The checkering is more elaborate than Neil's usual style, because he's starting to pay more attention to the checkering on the wood-stock on engraved guns. He utilized another trick of the gun-style engraving trade, with the single-direction hatching on the front of the silver buckle bail, to make it less shiny - he wants the focus to be on the buckle - and the side of the bail is hand engraved. He wanted the buckle to look hand-made, as that is certainly one of his specialties.

Neil always uses his hinged bail for his trophy-style buckles these days. He likes this because it makes the belt easier to put on and more comfortable to wear.


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Hand Engraved Trophy-Style Belt Buckle, "Steel Canvas" item # "engr.trb.steelCanvas2.apr16"
Steel w/Sterling Silver, 1½" (38mm) wide opening

 

"Steel Canvas" item # "engr.trb.steelCanvas2.apr16" Belt Buckle only US $ 6,800.-
Belt Buckle on Straight Strap US $ 6,885.-

 

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