It was just a matter of time with so many riding family members and that I had to do a Riders Belt – Reiter Gürtel. So that is what i came up with. A mouthpiece / snaffle bit belt best for slim belts of 25mm and a horseshoe belt with 38mm. Both buckles are UK made and massive brass casted. Hand sewn in saddle stitch on veg. tanned leather from a german tannery.
Here some preview images from some solid bronze items byFeinschmuck. Each single piece is unique by the traditional wax cast process. Skillful patinated and by so already unique in its look. Use the hooks to safely attach your wallet, keys or knife with a leash or chain to your jean. Right now they are available with cherry blossoms and surfaces from ray and ostrich.
Ok i lied it´s an American Penny and not a Pfennig but I hope it works just as well as a talisman. I have to do some research in my drawers to find some old Pfennige but as a first draft the belt turned out pretty well. Sharper tools and a bit more space for the penny will give the belt a more professional look. The belt or the idea for the belt was born when I was asked to make a small belt (50cm) for the two year old daughter of friends. But a penny is too big for that little belt so I had to change plans. How do you like the – raw version? please comment.
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?
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 monkin 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 theBavarian state capital.
Coca Cola belt buckles and rings by Feinschmuck:
A while ago Feinschmuck did these samples for Coca Cola. The confirmation for a licence to produce these belts and rings hasn´t been given yet. So not for sale, but nice to look at anyway and a great design and craftsmanship.
The Feinschmuck Anchor belt buckle is aging:
Yesterday the Feinschmuckanchor belt buckle got some treatment and is now ready for some leatherwork which will be done by Simon from after the denim. This is how the belt buckle looked before.
Feinschmuck Lindauer Belt – used, mine vs. Maria´s:
Today I saw Maria´s Feinschmuck Lindauer belt and somehow her leather showed a lot more wear and a nicer color. Can it be that she has worn it more often?
The angle of the camera might cheat a bit. The lower belt is 3 cm while the upper one is 4 cm (the leather). The upper buckle 0,5 cm wider (4,5 cm) but 0,1 cm (8,2 cm) shorter.
Feinschmuck has created a couple of new belt buckles / Gürtelschnallen. The Leibniz Butterkeks GürtelI think will be quite successful. They are all bronze and the monkey belt buckle has been “aged”. Different coatings are also possible e.g. silver or gold.