We celebrated mothers birthday yesterday and one of the presents she got was really special. (not that others were not!). This archeological find of a couple of hundred years old pocket knife is of simple design but really pretty and romantic.
Peter Fields Shop Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg:
During our time at the B&B in Berlin it was a must to finally meet Anie Fields and to see her shop. She was one of the first to order the Feinschmuck Popeye collection so that was another reason to see how the stuff is decorated. As you can see these two girls do a marvelous job in decorating the carefully selected goods within their shop. The brands mix well with unique antiques, vintage stuff and an old racebike (which is for sale as well). As we came there a customer from China pilgrimaged there to buy a Feinschmuck Popeye Zippo.
Wallet leather leash by Peter Fields :
Inspired by Eric´s post I decided I´m finally ready for a real wallet hooked by a leash / rope. While Eric opted for the brown and oxblood combo I will have a try on the natural vegetable match. Natural leather sucks at the beginning and has the charme of a beauty untanned at the beach. But as time goes by I´ve always been rewarded by the choice as time went by. The leash is already there. A great product and suitable packed by Anie from Peter Fields. Now I´m excited to get a Tanner Goods Workman wallet to get connected.
Ancient Viking or Roman dice:
Asked for some ancient time inspiration for Feinschmuck a friend of mine gave me these dice. They are replicas and I could hardly find any fitting proof for it if the Vikings or Romans used dice like this but anyway they are quite unique. You won´t be able to use them in Las Vegas but they work. Let´s see what Manfred from Feinschmuck makes out of it.
Check this reference for a similar piece of a dice and the history of dice.
Robert Crumb – Squirrely the Squirrel belt by feinschmuck:
Robert Crumb has got his 70th birthday by most of us known by “Felix the cat”. Manfred a big fan of Robert Crumb designed a belt buckle as a present. He will see him in France and will give him the Squirrely the Squirrel belt by Feinschmuck.
Squirrely the Squirrel probably the meanest character of comic ever drawn to paper check a sample here.
Berlin belt buckle – Berlin Gürtel & Platz der Luftbrücke monument:
Just in front of the Berlin Tempelhof Airport there is the Platz der Luftbrücke with its monument. When we walked by to the Bread and Butter fair, I realized that the patina of the Berlin Feinschmuck Gürtel/belt goes quite well with it.
Münchner Wappen Gürtel – Munich coat of arms belt – Münchner Kindl:
Yesterday Manfred from Feinschmuck gave me this belt buckle made after a 13th. century coat of arms (Stadtwappen / Stadtsiegel) from the city of Munich.
Can someone make out the full text on the buckle and figure out the meaning?
Below something from Wikipedia the full story here: Münchner Kindl.
The coat of arms of Munich (Münchner Wappen) depicts a young monk dressed in black holding a red book. It has existed in a similar form since the 13th century, though at certain points in its history it has not depicted the central figure of the monk at all. As the German name for Munich, i.e. München, means of Monks, the monk in this case is a self-explanatory symbol who represents the city of Munich. Appearing on a document of May 28, 1239, the oldest seal of Munich has a picture of a monk wearing an open hood. While all seal impressions show the monk with the book in one hand and three outstretched fingers in the other, the monk has varied slightly, appearing in profile, then later full-faced and bare-headed. By the 19th century the figure was portrayed as youthful and became known as the Münchner Kindl or Munich Child. The coat of arms in its current form was created in 1957 and is still an important symbol of the Bavarian state capital.
The guys from Tanner Goods Portland did it right. A one for a lifetime, no schnick schnack belt. A belt made with the thick veg. tanned leather, solid brass hardware and crafted with passion and knowledge.