Exciting news! Our Damascus buckles have just arrived, finally after many months wait. They are made by a master knife maker who inevitable with good craftspeople has more orders than he has time so they took a while longer than I thought.
They arrive in a soft bead blasted finish that we've repolished so the high spots really contrast with the more matt low spots to bring out the Damascus effect, its very pretty. Very hard to capture the subtlety in a photo but we've taken some as best we can.
Given the buckle development has been documented her on StyleForum I haven't put them on the website yet so people here get the opportunity to reserve one before they go live. From previous experiences with the other Japanese Special editions I suspect they'll sell out very fast and more than half of them are already reserved. They will be £175 (+ VAT for us EU types) including an 1 1/4" strap in leather of your choosing. I think the Bakers London Tan and Oak Brown would work well, as would the Sedgwick Midnight Blue and Black to contrast with the light buckle, all the leathers would work well with it. We can also make up an L&R using them as well for an extra charge.
If you'd like to reserve one let me know. Ive emailed everyone I know about who has said they'd like one so if you do want one and haven't had an email shout!
About 2/3rds of the buckles are now reserved, if you want one shout or you might not get one in this batch! A couple of people have asked if the SF discount can be applied, more than happy to do so as ever.
Thanks to all here once again for supporting these low volume runs - its a great way of us getting to work with interesting materials and people, for you guys to get interesting stuff and have input in the development and a great way of supporting the craftspeople making the raw materials. Its one of the things I like most about the forum