Ed Wentzler's Lost Arts Trade Company

BELT BUCKLES

  

Bobcat
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Bobcat

Item Number:
BCBBT806

Price: $175
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One of my earliest belt buckles, and still one of my favorites.  My belt buckles are most frequently done on shed elk antler burrs. The design is drawn first with pencil, then ‘cut’ with tiny incised lines and filled with ink.  This is approx. 3” across.  Fits belts 1 and ” to 1 and ”.

Three Spots of Turquoise
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Three Spots of Turquoise

Item Number:
TSTBBT806

Price:  $70
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Made from the ‘crotch’ of the fork of a whitetail antler.  This is one of the pieces of antler which is ‘least used’ in my craft.  The turquoise cabochans are set in silver bezels.Fits belts up to 1 ”

Another Cat
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Another  Cat

Item Number:
ACBBT806

Price: $70
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Made from the last fork of a shed whitetail antler, shows the inimitable bobcat, master of camouflage.  Gotta love that animal!  Fits belts up to 1 and 1/8”.

Cautious Buck
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Cautious Buck

Item Number:
CBBBT806

Price: $90
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Made from the last fork of an extremely ‘palmated’ whitetail shed antler, this buckle’s scrimshaw shows a real fine specimen of the species, doing what they do best, being EXTREMELY cautious.  Some ‘relief’ around the figure. Fits belts to an inch and a quarter.

Flint Ridge Point
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Flint Ridge Point

Item Number:
FRPBBT806

Price: $100
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Ahhh, the history of this piece makes it really special.  The arrow point is a piece of banded Flint Ridge (Ohio) Chert.  It came out of another Knapper’s waste pile, discarded for a quartz line that made working it difficult at best.  Originally, when I finished the point, it had a perfect red ‘sunburst’ near its center.  Unfortunately, one of my students dropped it on a concrete floor…and so the sun ‘set’.  No use crying over what could have been…it’s still an incredible piece. Some ‘relief’ around the point, about 2 and ” across, fits Belts to 1 and ”.

Puma
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Puma

Item Number:
PBBT806

Price: $90
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This is actually the work of one of my best ‘students’, and I am proud to offer it.  The Puma is done on a smaller, two year old shed elk burr. I like it; I think you will, too. ‘Relieved’ around the figure. Approximately 3’’ across, fits belts to 1 and ’

Wolf
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Wolf

Item Number:
WBBT806

Price: $125
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Another of the same student’s work, again, great enough to be offered here.  A cold, hard stare from a timber wolf.  How does life get any better?  ‘Light relief’ around the figure, 3” across, fits belts to 1 and ”.

Bighorn
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 Bighorn

Item Number:
BHBBT806

Price: $175
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This buckle celebrates our wild sheep. They are just one of many ultimate survivors, and with eyesight that rivals our best optic science.  They live in places we haven’t spoiled yet, and that we should begin to set aside for that very reason.   ‘Relieved’ around the ram, about three inches across, this buckle will also fit belts to about 1 and ”.

Bugling Elk
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Bugling Elk

Item Number:
BEBBT806

Price: $150
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For those who have never heard a bull elk bugle…it is an unforgettable experience.  But it is just one very special note in the symphony of the mountains.  Music is also one of the special ways our Creator talks to us.   Belt buckle is about 3” across, ‘relieved’ around the elk, fits belts to 1 and ”

Smaller Bugling Elk
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Smaller Bugling Elk

Item Number:
BE2BBT806

Price: $100
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A slightly smaller version of the previous buckle, this one measure about 2 and ’ across and is ‘relieved’ around the elk.  Still fits belts to 1 and ”

His Majesty
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His Majesty

Item Number:
HMBBT806

Price: $175
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Taken from B&W artwork I did for a friend, this larger buckle, to me, exemplifies the raw power and majesty of the species.   This one is nearly 4” across, and came from the shed antler of a bull that had reached his full potential as King of his mountain! Relieved about the figure, fits belts to 1 and ”.

Roosted Bird
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Roosted Bird

Item Number:
RBBBT806

Price: later!
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In Progress!!  I put this piece in my line-up to give you a glimpse how these pieces unfold.   This shows the initial sketch in pencil.   I will eventually cut each line with a tiny stillus point of hardened steel, and then meticulously ink those scratches.  This is going to be one of my best yet!  Please don’t hesitate to talk to me about it.

Two Flyin' Birds
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Two Flyin’ Birds

Item Number:
TFBBBT806

Price: $175
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One of my favorite themes to scrimshaw: inspired by one of  Ned Smith’s exceptional pieces of artwork.  This motif says the birds won, this time.  They most often do.   Relief cut about both birds, the buckle is just barely 3” across and fits belts to 1 and ”.

Full Color Strutting Gobbler
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Full Color Strutting Gobbler

Item Number:
SGBBT806

Price: $300
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This is the last buckle I did in 2005; and represents the “state of my art” at this time.  It is the culmination of long experimentation in a new technique of infusing multi-directional cuts and auxiliary colors to suggest iridescence. It is deeply relieved.  I am very proud of the results.  The buckle is a full 3 and ’ across and fits belts to 1 and ”. It is the third of it’s kind, and will be duplicated (to the best of my abilities) only on special request.

Spooked
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Spooked

Item Number:
SBBT806

Price: $250
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This buckle is one of the last of 2005.   It is taken from a piece of B & W 2- dimensional charcoal artwork I did years ago, called “Spooked”.  The background suggests the forest floor in the magical days of Spring, complete with the prized Morel mushroom: a special treat for those who go to the mountains every Spring.  I’m real proud of this one, too. ‘Bout three inches across. Fits belts to 1 and ”.

Brown Phase Black Bear
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Brown Phase
Black Bear

Item Number:
BBBBT806

Price: $250
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One of the finest bear scrimshaws I’ve ever cut.  Buckle is three inches across, and is not relieved.  Fits belts to 1 and ’ wide
  

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