The Japan Edition Double Prong Quick Release - Natural Japanese Bridle
It was only a matter of time before I sought out a manufacturer in Japan to make my patented double prong quick release buckle! I cannot express how happy I am to be working with this hardware manufacturer, they are one of the best in Japan and between the quality of their work and the professionalism in dealing with them, I am simply elated!
The 1.5" double prong buckle shares the same style and dimensions as my buckles that are made in England, but there are several key differences.
You will find "Made in Japan" proudly stamped on the back of the buckle next to my patent number.
The solid brass hardware is sand cast and brushed smooth, giving the brass a much softer appearance than the bright yellow mirror-finish from my English manufacturer.
The prongs have been upgraded in beefiness, and the teardrop holes have been enlarged slightly to accommodate the larger prongs.
The belt loop has been custom cast with a small but tasteful logo of a pigeon, I feel that this subtle addition adds a lot to the uniqueness and presentation of my work.
The leather that I've chose for this momentous occasion is a waxy Japanese vegetable tanned bridle! Weighing in at 12-13oz this is one of the thicker leathers that I offer. This leather is tanned in Italy and then dyed and finished with waxes exclusively by one of my suppliers in Japan. It is hard for me to describe this leather as anything but sumptuously buttery. Despite its thickness, it is surprisingly soft! This particular leather is natural and undyed, which is quite rare for bridle leathers. The wax is plentiful and will wear off with time. You can expect this leather to darken and age like any natural vegetable tanned leather would.
This custom hardware is currently in production, the estimate for completion is in-line with my order queue, but please allow for some additional time in case of delays.
Note about leather sizes- these Japanese bends are quite short. The max belt size that will be accommodated is 38-40"
To order this belt, please measure one of your old belts using the diagram pictured above. The system that I use is the most accurate method of measurement, and involves measuring from the end of the buckle prong, to the hole that fits you best (this method accounts for any difference in length between your buckle and mine). You can add your measurement in the measurement section above, or you can shoot me a message thereafter.