One of the most unique belts was recently launched on Kickstarter by Victory Leather and it’s worth checking out! They have a super unique quick release buckle that is not only great looking but also efficient. You can take a closer look at what the belt buckle looks like below:
You can also check out the quick video gif below to see the belt in action. Pretty sweet!
This actually the same exact belt that we reviewed from Victory Leather a while back (read that review here), but it did not have this buckle. Below is a little excerpt from that review article so you can get our thoughts about this belt:
The Victory Leather Oak Bark Leather Belt is definitely what we’d consider a Buy It For Life item. “A belt built to outlast its owner” is how Peter refers to it.
In addition to the unique leather (and amazing history behind it), it also sports impeccable craftsmanship…something that we appreciate, respect, and highly endorse.
As you can see, we are a big fan of this belt and even more so after they added this new belt buckle to an already exceptional belt. We highly suggest checking out their Kickstarter they currently have going on for this belt. There you will find a ton more info and also help back this project if you feel inclined.
There are also more pics of this belt and additional info below:
When Peter Sandford found an old leather belt with strange-looking buckle on a flea market he was intrigued & snapped it up on the spot.
As an artisan leatherworker, trading as Victory Leathercraft of Sussex, England, Pete was curious as to the original purpose of this great looking belt with its quick-release brass buckle. He eventually discovered that it dated back to the late 1800s & was used on early fire engines to securely hold firehoses whilst allowing them to be released in the blink of an eye.
Firefighters would often ‘appropriate’ these straps to hold their trousers up, the unique buckles signalling their profession to an admiring population.
After discovering the buckle’s back-story, Peter decided to resurrect the design so he started searching for a foundry capable of recreating these buckles in the traditional way – sand casting them in solid brass. Having successfully had moulds made and the first buckles cast, Peter is teaming them with the finest of English bridle leathers and employing his master leatherworker skills to craft The Firefighter Belt for a new generation.