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The Americana Collection
~ Inspired by Ornamentation on 19th Century American Guns ~

Unique, Collectible, Hand Engraved Belt Buckles

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Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set 'Americana Collection 1861-R'

Hand Engraved Adirondack II Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1861-R"
Sterling Silver w/14K & 18K Gold, 1" (25mm) wide opening
US $ 4,200.- (Strap not included)


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set 'Americana Collection 1860-R'

Hand Engraved Mission Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1860-R"
Sterling Silver, 1¼" (32mm) wide opening
US $ 1,800.- (Strap not included)


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set w/Gold 'Americana Collection 1859-R'

Hand Engraved Baja Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1859-R"
Sterling Silver w/24K Gold Line-Inlay, ¾" (19mm) wide opening
SOLD


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set w/Gold 'Americana Collection 1858-R'

Hand Engraved Adirondack Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1858-R"
Sterling Silver w/14K & 18K Gold, 1" (25mm) wide opening
SOLD


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Trophy-Style Belt Buckle 'Americana Collection 1857-T'

Hand Engraved & Hand-Crafted Rail Trophy-Style Belt Buckle "1857-T"
Sterling Silver
1½" (38mm) wide opening ~ Also works w/1¼" (32mm) strap
SOLD


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set 'Americana Collection 1856-R'

Hand Engraved Prairie Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1856-R"
Sterling Silver, 1¼" (32mm) wide opening
US $ 2,500.- (Strap not included)


 

Hand Engraved Steel 'Rail' Trophy-Style Belt Buckle w/Shibuichi, Sterling, & Gold 'Americana Collection 1855-T'

Hand Engraved & Hand-Crafted Rail Trophy-Style Belt Buckle "1855-T"
Blued Steel, Shibuichi, Sterling, 24K Gold & Pure Silver Line-Inlay
1½" (38mm) wide opening ~ Also works w/1¼" (32mm) strap
SOLD


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set 'Americana Collection 1854-R'

Hand Engraved Sycamore Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1854-R"
Solid Sterling Silver, ¾" (19mm) wide opening
US $ 2,800.- (Strap not included)


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set w/Diamond 'Americana Collection 1853-R'

Hand Engraved Sycamore Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1853-R"
Solid Sterling Silver w/0.21 CT Diamond in Tongue, ¾" (19mm) wide opening
US $ 2,800.- (Strap not included)


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Ranger Belt Buckle Set 'Americana Collection 1852-R'

Hand Engraved Sycamore Ranger Belt Buckle Set "1852-R"
Solid Sterling Silver, ¾" (19mm) wide opening
US $ 2,500.- (Strap not included)


 

Hand Engraved Sterling Silver 'Rail' Trophy-Style Belt Buckle w/Shakudo & Gold 'Americana Collection 1851-T'

Hand Engraved & Hand-Crafted Rail Trophy-Style Belt Buckle "1851-T"
Solid Sterling Silver w/Shakudo, 18K Rose Gold & 24K Gold Line-Inlay
1½" (38mm) wide opening ~ Also works w/1¼" (32mm) strap
SOLD


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Gun-Style Hand Engraving on Belt Buckles
Inspired by Engraving on 19th Century American Guns

Ever pursuing new limits and perspectives on buckle-making, Neil's new Americana Collection is again the height of craftsmanship and artistry. These belt buckles are inspired by ornamentation on 19th century American guns, which were mostly engraved by German and Austrian immigrant craftsmen. Among them, engraving by German immigrant LD Nimschke is the most well-known and well-documented, and as such, Neil has found much inspiration perusing the book of "smoke-prints" of Nimschke's work.

Pieces in the collection are simply numbered from 1851 - to as close to 1900 as Neil gets before his body gives out. His goal is to engrave 50 pieces for this collection.

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.

 

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