Bison Hide Belt by Chacon
Domestication has made cattle soft. Bison, on the other hand, have not been domesticated. While the National Bison Association describes their temperament as "demanding respect," the National Park Service is more blunt, "[bison] may attack anything, often without warning or apparent reason."
When bison ran wild, they ranked second only to the Alaska brown bear as a potential killer. They run at speeds of up to 40 mph, weigh 2,000 lbs. and have horns. The Chick-fil-A bison wouldn't hold up some clever sign, it would charge the cars in the drive thru. Bison charge cars in Yellowstone nearly every year.
Needless to say, they produce a hide that is worth wearing around your waist. Our belts, like our buckles, are made by hand right here in the great US of A.
You will notice our Bison Hide Belts have a very distinctive grain. Why you ask? Because bison hides aren't stretched just to retain this awesome grain patterning. No one will confuse your belt for just another leather belt. This of course means that without stretching, despite the bison's larger size, the usable hide is smaller than that of your standard cow. Worth it you ask? We think so.
A fine belt strap
Posted by Martin Starr on 18th Dec 2016
This is a solid bison belt strap, strong and with a distinctive good look. I anticipate many years of wear.
No hide in the Bison belt - all show!
Posted by Dennis Nixon on 23rd Aug 2014
Recently purchased the Bison Hide belt to go with my 30+ year old J&H buckle. This belt is solid with outstanding craftsmanship and down right great looks. I can't decide if the belt enhances the buckle, or the other way around. Either way, together they make a truly outstanding combo for work, play, or dress.
My only regret, I should have bought the belt much earlier.