Tender’s bronze buckle belts are cut, sewn, and gold foil stamped by hand in England, from leather tanned for 18 months in England using oak bark liquor. The buckles are lost wax-cast in England from solid bronze, using a caster’s pattern hand constructed in England. Tender’s main line belt buckles are lost wax-cast in brass, an alloy of copper and zinc. These buckles, however, are bronze, a similar alloy but with a higher copper content. The extra copper gives bronze a slightly darker, pinker, cast, and over time it will patinate darker than brass does.
The ‘fork’ buckle is the first in Tender’s collection to have two prongs. The fastening mechanism is similar in concept to a standard Westrn plate buckle. However the stud on a plate buckle points inwards, and can pop out if the wearer’s jeans are pushing against it too hard. The two prongs on this fork buckle point outwards so that the mechanism becomes more secure as pressure is put on it from inside.
The leather is heavily greased, which can leave a white residue on the surface of the skin- this will rub off easily, and is a desireable characteristic of this natural product.
If your size is not listed with your chosen buckle, please contact us, as it may be possible to make a belt up for you