Just come in from the w/shop doing some essential maintenance for a big project tomorrow,
A buckle you say? are you starting from scratch?
As i make lots of buckles and have all the tooling for the following. a standard 3 by 2 in oval back, this can be in any metal,then to go with this back and all the fittings to connect to the leather. My own special design. I have lots of minting dies also 3 by 2in oval which match the back. the designs are as follows,
5 off the great age of steam inc the 1911 Stanley steam car,
the Quadriga on the Brandenburg gate Berlin,
another horse in profile called James,off Noyce’s gallopers.
Then a whole range in 2.25in round, too many to mention!!
Main one “The spirit of Creativity” my design for art in Action 1989.
then the latest being Night and Day by Bertel Thorwaldsen, circa 1830. look them up, there gorgeous and have the dies here now. Coin proof quality on all.
and so on,
So, this might just throw a spanner in the works, but it might just also give him something he cant get elsewhere. Can be minted in Sterling, gold or whatever, not s/steel ot titanium.
Turn round time , well depends on how urgent it is. Cost? the minting is not expensive, the metal is!! you pay for that, I do the work.
Metal thickness from 1mm upwards to 3mm.