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Hand Engraved Sterling Silver and Gold Belt Buckles & More...
~ Currently Available for Purchase ~

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Hand Engraved Sterling Silver 'Mission' Belt Buckle 'Grapevine'

Hand Engraved Mission Belt Buckle "Grapevine", item # "engr.mission.Grapevine2.aug16"
Solid Sterling Silver, 1¼" (32mm) wide opening
US $ 495.-


 

Engraved Steel Trohpy-Style Belt Buckle

Hand Engraved Trophy-Style Belt Buckle "Steel Canvas", item # "engr.trb.steelCanvas2.apr16"
Steel w/Sterling Silver, 1½" (38mm) wide opening
US $ 6,800.-


 

Engraved Stainless Steel Money Clip

Hand Engraved Money Clip "no. 1 April, 2016", item # "engr.moneyclip1.apr16"
Stainless Steel, 1" (25mm) wide x 2" (50mm) long
US $ 350.-


 

Engraved Silver 'Scenic Trout' Buckle Set w/Gold

Hand Engraved 4-piece Belt Buckle Set, "Scenic Trout", item # "engr.bsScenicTrout1.oct14"
Solid Sterling Silver w/Gold, 1¼" (32mm) wide opening
US $ 3,700.- (Strap not included)


 

Engraved Silver Buckle

Hand Engraved Taos Belt Buckle, "Delicate Scroll" item # "engr.taos.delicatescroll1.mar12"
Solid Sterling Silver, 1¼" (32mm) wide opening
US $ 1,200.- (Strap not included)


 

Engraved Silver & Mokume-gane Buckle w/Gold Trout

Hand Engraved Side-by-Side Belt Buckle, Handcrafted, "Scroll & Trout" item # "engr.sbs1.scroll.mokutrout.1.apr11"
Reversible Engraved Sterling Silver or Silver w/Mokume-gane & 14K Gold Trout
Approx. Overall size 2" x 1½" (51mm x 37mm), 1¼" (32mm) wide opening
US $ 2,800.- (Strap not included)


 

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

  • These buckles and other pieces are all engraved by hand, in designs rooted in tradition, and inspired by the moment.
  • If a piece you saw previously is missing, it will be posted with the Sold Pieces. See links below.

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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