1.25" Black Bridle Leather Quick Release Belt with Solid Brass or Nickel Plated Hardware
The "Firefighter" Quick Release buckle was never actually used to hold up the fireman's pants, but rather, to keep the firehoses wrapped up. The quick release action allowed the firemen to quickly undo the buckle and gain access to the hose, when even a couple extra seconds could mean saving a life.
These buckles are functional, practical, and make a stylish fashion statement, all while telling a story.
The tension of the buckled belt will keep the buckle together, simply press down on the lever, and the buckle will come undone, allowing you to quickly remove the belt.
Handmade in England, the solid brass option is raw brass and will develop a striking patina over time. The rivets are solid brass hammered rivets, and are branded with "Pigeon Tree". The Nickel Plated Brass option will be secured with Nickel Chicago Screws.
Note that despite the old product photos, chicago screws will no longer be used on the brass models, and the keepers for both brass and nickel have been upgraded to matching hardware from England.
Handmade to order with full grain 9-10oz Bridle leather from the Wicket & Craig tannery. I bevel and burnish the edges with water and natural bees wax which give the edges a smoother hand feel.
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. Allow 2 weeks for completion.