America’s oldest western silversmiths, Comstock Heritage was founded in 1886. Since then they have been perfecting the art of taking metal from the earth and shaping it into something beautiful. The Stegman family has owned the business since the 1920s, making everything from badges for law enforcement to ornamentation for saddles. Using this storied history and expertise, the craftsmen at Comstock now specialize in one-of-a-kind custom silver and gold pieces. Everything Comstock produces is made entirely by hand, reflecting respect for the materials and care for the family legacy of Comstock Heritage.
The Sutro Dorset is made entirely of eighteen-karat gold. A flat, oval band forms the outline of the buckle, and each of the eleven ribbons is cut by hand. Again using hand tools, the hot metal ribbons are woven together. The amount of care, craftsmanship and effort it takes to create the precise basket-weave pattern out of such a delicate metal is staggering. Fits all 1.5-inch belt straps.