Apparently I am not allowed to tell you exactly which gun we based this buckle on, because otherwise we would need to pay that company a great deal of money. But I will say it looks a lot like a gun that is known as the gun that won the west. Hypothetically, if it was loosely, based on that gun I could tell you that gun was adopted as the standard military service revolver in 1872. The Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill wielding that gun, and it was Custers pick for the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Needless to say if we were going to pay homage to a revolver, again hypothetically, this would be the one.
The engraving on this buckle is what sets it apart. This work is done by a master engraver, who has been engraving buckles for us for over two decades. Yes, you read that correctly, only one of our engravers is allowed to work on this buckle because the engraving is so intricate. Use the zoom feature and look at this buckle carefully. That engraving is done by hand with no power tools. He also does all of the engraving without looking at a design or template. So each buckle is a little different. I am a big fan of the contrast between the copper and the nickel silver. The inlayed turquoise puts the buckle over the top.
I feel like I should also mention that my girlfriend has been stopped on the street wearing this buckle with one our stingray sky blue belts (I know that belt isnt on our website just email us we will send you pictures). I am not even joking stopped on the street and offered cash for the belt and buckle combination.