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Hand Engraved Sterling Silver and Gold Belt Buckles & More...

~ Sold in 2005 ~

More examples of Neil's hand-engravings:

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SOLD

Engraved Silver 'Taos' Belt Buckle

Custom order for David
Hand Engraved Taos Belt Buckle, item # "sengr.taos1.nov05"
Solid Sterling Silver, ¾" (19mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved Silver 'Sonora' Belt Buckle Set

Custom order for Jim
Hand Engraved Sonora Belt Buckle Set, item # "sengr.son1.oct05"
Solid Sterling Silver, ¾" (19mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved Silver 'Baja' Belt Buckle Set

Custom order for Charles
Hand Engraved Baja Belt Buckle Set, item # "sengr.baja2.sep05"
Solid Sterling Silver, ¾" (19mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved Silver Belt Buckle Set

Hand Engraved Belt Buckle Set, Handcrafted, "Harmony" item # "sengr.fbsharmony1.feb05"
Solid Sterling Silver, ¾" (19mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved Silver Fabricated Belt Buckle Set w/Gold

Custom order for Guy
Hand Engraved Belt Buckle Set, Handcrafted, "Lab on Point" item # "sengr.fbsLabPnt1.jun05"
Solid Sterling Silver w/18K Gold Overlay, ¾" (19mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved Silver 'Mojave' Belt Buckle Set, 'Fly Fishing'

Custom order for Rodney
Hand Engraved Mojave Belt Buckle Set, "Fly Fishing" item # "sengr.mojflyfshng1.may05"
Solid Sterling Silver, 1" (25mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved 18K Gold Belt Buckle Set, 'Golden Section'

Custom order for Chris
Hand Engraved Belt Buckle Set, Handcrafted, "Golden Section" item # "sengr.fbsgldnsectn1.apr05"
Solid 18K Gold, ¾" (19mm) wide


SOLD

Engraved Silver 'Baja' Belt Buckle Set w/Gold, 'Tiger'

Custom order for Steve
Hand Engraved Baja Belt Buckle Set with Handcrafted Keepers, "Tiger" item # "sengr.bajatiger1.jan05"
Solid Sterling Silver w/18K & 24K Gold Inlay & 18K Gold Overlay, ¾" (19mm) wide


Note: Buckle widths above refer to opening for beltstrap.
About Channel Belt Buckles

 

Hand Engraved Belt Buckles are One-of-a-Kind

  • This page shows the sold one-of-a-kind pieces and custom orders from a particular year.
  • They are all engraved by hand, in designs rooted in tradition, and inspired by the moment.

More examples of Neil's hand-engravings:

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Gun-Style Engraving on Sterling Silver Belt Buckle Sets

In the 1800s the American West was settled by Europeans, who were also the first to wear silver buckle tip sets. These buckle sets came to be known as Ranger Sets, after the legendary Texas Rangers. At that time engraving was directly from, or inspired by, European traditions in design and technique. Engraving in silver and engraving on guns were diverging into distinctly different styles. This distinction, as well as the popularity of ranger sets, was accentuated when Hollywood defined the "cowboy look" in the 1920s and -30s. This Western, or Bright-Cut, engraving became the standard for buckle engraving and has been the de facto method and look... until now.

Neil's buckle sets are engraved in the Gun-Style (single point) rather than the Western style (bright cut), and are finding popularity for their sophisticated look and attractive designs. His hand engraved original buckles are highly valued by afficionados. These traditional ranger buckle sets with old world gun-style engraving remind us that the New West is still firmly rooted in the Old West.

The essence of tradition in the arts can be seen in 2,000 years of continually evolving Acanthus decoration, from Greek columns, to English shotguns, and now to American belt buckles.

Annual Edition Reproductions of Neil's Hand Engraved Originals are also available.

 

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