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Wow ........ just beautiful 

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9 minutes ago, Flash said:

Wow ........ just beautiful 

Thanks mate :blush2:

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That's my favorite one so far!  Great work!!

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A few from my mrs's accessories drawer

OG Snake belt she's had since childhood

90's era Pacman chasing ghosts around your waist &

70's era wooden belt, i don't think it's designed to hold your flares up, just makes them look pretty

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All around good guy Konrad Sauer has been using his immense skills to make small runs of belt buckles, often from Damascus steel. His main focus is making infill hand planes for woodworkers. 
 

High level craft from a maker in full stride. 

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I tried my hand riveting the buckle end instead of using chicago screws (which I prefer) - I did a practice run on a couple of old leather off cuts using copper rivets and was quite pleased, so I jumped right in and made myself a belt from a J&FJ Baker strap (same leather as my Tender Co. belts) but used brass rivets to complement the buckle … fuck me, I hadn’t realised (although I should have) how much harder brass is over copper :sad:

Anyway it needs a bit of polishing and burnishing but here you go …

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Thanks doc … just a simple affair, except maybe I’ll put an elasticated section at the back so I don’t need to keep adding holes to accommodate my gut :laugh2:

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3 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

Thanks doc … just a simple affair, except maybe I’ll put an elasticated section at the back so I don’t need to keep adding holes to accommodate my gut :laugh2:

Know how you feel :blush2:.

Anyway l enjoy the simplicity of that design, more so than your previous, more elaborate masterpieces. If any of the 3 belts l do own ever give way, that plain one above would be something l would wear. 

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@Duke Mantee Awesome craftsmanship on the belts (said it before but seeing the above selection makes me say it again), all in what seems such a short space of time

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Thanks mate :biggrin: … Aye, I guess it’s not really been that long, but there’s been great support given to me (here and elsewhere) so I think that positivity has helped my confidence 

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Tanner golden natural sample after… 12 years? 13? I have no idea anymore 

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… and I finally got to finish that simple belt for myself - J&FJ Baker 13-14oz Harness Leather in chocolate (about 5.5mm thick), solid brass rivets and a Japanese brass buckle

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29 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

… and I finally got to finish that simple belt for myself - J&FJ Baker 13-14oz Harness Leather in chocolate (about 5.5mm thick), solid brass rivets and a Japanese brass buckle

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Like this one.

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1 hour ago, beautiful_FrEaK said:

Sometimes that's all it needs! Looks tasty

Because it’s chocolate?

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Damn, these are amazing Duke! You’ve got a great eye for this stuff for sure!

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1 hour ago, chicote said:

Damn, these are amazing Duke! You’ve got a great eye for this stuff for sure!

That’s very kind - much of my ‘eye’ is what other good folk see, and those good folk that bought one made it easy for me

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