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The background behind the belts!

Titanium buckles take center stage on handcrafted leather straps, but these straps offer such durability and variety in styles, they make the deciding difference to the conscientious consumer.

Each titanium belt is a carefully considered pairing of an unparalleled titanium buckle with the perfectly suited leather strap. Every belt has its own story, with almost all of them originating in the USA. Here are a few examples of some favorite styles: The gleaming center bar titanium buckle complements the black bridle leather strap in AJ’s Gun Belt. This belt was born of a nickel allergic customer's desire to own a handsome yet hefty gun belt that wouldn't aggravate his allergy symptoms. This strap is almost one quarter of an inch thick, allowing for exceptional durability in holding holsters or other hardware. Performing as a heavy-duty work belt is another role well suited for this belt, which can withstand the toughest jobs of the hardest working professions. Here's a word from AJ himself: "THIS is the belt I've searched for!!! “Hello world! I'm actually AJ. I just logged on to buy my brother-in-law a belt for christmas and the first thing I saw was MY belt! Here's the story. So about six to eight months back I sent Him an e-mail via the website's contact link with the request for a collaborative effort to create a belt that can move between the gun range, open carry, concealed carry, and simple casual wear applications seamlessly. In only a day I had an email in return with little more than a number and a request to call him. I was blown away with the idea of leaving the leather "double thick." It's sturdy and I have no doubt it will last my lifetime and more, regardless of abuse. Hands down best belt out there. Buy it and thank us later. I can't thank you enough for your products or your willingness to problem solve. You Rock." There you have it, we certainly couldn't say it any better!
Following a long tradition of Silver Square Dress Belts, the new Silver Square Titanium Belts are offered in black and brown full grain leather straps with a classically styled squared titanium buckle. The titanium buckles were a natural progression following the incredible response to the original Silver Square belts. The belt designer found that adding black edging to the supple full grain brown leather strap gave it a rich depth with increased versatility, much appreciated by customers.  To set the stage for ultimate comfort, the NickelSmart Casual Titanium Buckle was paired with distressed full grain leather straps, as in the Mt. Pisgah Casual Titanium Distressed Leather Belt. Distressed leather is a hot commodity in today's market. This particular pairing was met with rave reviews. The history of the Mt. Pisgah Belt Series began when the company owner and friends conquered those namesake grueling mountain bike trails. Their accomplishment can be likened to the success customers experience surmounting nickel and metal allergy adversities.
One of the best selling leathers we've offered has been the roan-colored, supple and soft leather of the Roan Mountain Titanium Belt. This belt has the fit and feel of a belt long worn and broken in, but it's new and has a lifetime guarantee against breakage or defects. Plus, the dermatologist recommended titanium buckle make it the perfect belt for anyone with allergies to multiple metals. 
Speaking of popularity, the wide pin buckles have been top sellers since their introduction. Now available as the Titanium Wide Pin Black Belt, Titanium Wide Pin Brown Belt, and Titanium Wide Pin Distressed Belt, these belts offer an updated classic look.

The most important elements in every NickelSmart belt story are the components that go into making each belt. Handcrafted leather straps start with one solid piece of leather, which is hand cut then fashioned into the stylish strap. This method assures long-lasting strength and durability, which is heightened by the carefully sourced and test high quality belt buckles. Almost every handcrafted NickelSmart titanium belts is a designated Signature Series Belt - sold with a lifetime guarantee.