Welcome to Tyger Forge. 

I am a veterinarian by vocation, but my avocation is metal craft. In the studio, hand tools are used to forge original designs into wearable art. Materials include ferrous and non-ferrous metals, fossil, bone, oyster/ pheasant/quail egg shell, Southern cypress, Sitka spruce, stone, and glass.

The emphasis is on form, function, and natural colors. One can say that I simply make handsome, strong, and economical garb for men and women to wear in the field, on the water, at the office, or anywhere in-between.

I strive for uniformity, but no two hand crafted subjects can be exactly the same. And while I keep a small stock of finished buckles on hand, and there are always some buckles in the salt marsh air incubator, it can take up to 8 weeks for me get your buckle made and sent to you USPS tracked and insured.

All the best,
Hand Cut Fish on Cartridge Brass $49
Field & Stream Sport Belt - solid brass buckle & performance fiber strap
Handsome, comfortable, and strong, this cartridge brass buckle will not rust and comes with a 1.5 inch wide, 52 inch long tightly woven ballistic nylon strap.

The
GatorGrip© buckle design locks the buckle on the strap. Unlike slide-bar buckles, this buckle will not loosen, and there will be no need to adjust this belt during an active day afield, or on the water. Photos in the gallery illustrate this.

I cut each figure from either pewter, silver, nickel, bronze, or copper, and solder it to the brass. The natural color of pure metal is the result of aging in sulfur-rich salt marsh air. After washing and drying, each buckle is hand buffed with a turpentine and beeswax paste.

The more you wear this belt, the more your buckle will develop it own unique character. This will be your favorite belt.  Click on photo to enlarge.
Solid Cartridge Brass, $39
Tyger Forge Field & Stream Sport Belts, Fishes
Tyger Forge Field & Stream Sport Belts, Pheasant and Quail
Tyger Forge Plain Sport Belts
Tyger Forge Gator-Grip Photo Illustration
Electropainted steel with satin clear coat $25
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Casual Sport Belt - cartridge brass, nickel silver, & solid leather
Solid cartridge brass is married to either a hand cut nickel silver, red brass, or copper figure. After aging the metals in sulfur-rich salt marsh air to develp natural colors, each buckle is washed, dried, and hand buffed with a turpentine and beeswax paste.

The 2.25 inch diameter buckle can be partnered with any belt up to
1.5 inchs wide.

Remember: your belt size equals your waist size plus 2 inches.
Hand Cut Figure on Cartridge Brass, $69
Solid Leather Belt, $25
Tyger Forge Casual Belts, Fishes
Tyger Forge Casual Belts, Pheasant and Quail
Dress Sport Belt - hand embossed or stamped pewter & cartridge brass
For office and dress wear, these hand embossed and hand stamped pewter buckles are striking classics. I make my own stamps from drill rod, and I use my grandfather's hammer to do the muscle part of the stamping.

The embossed or stamped pewter is soldered to solid cartridge brass with nickel silver findings. The 2.25 inch diameter buckle can be partnered with any belt up to 1.5 inchs wide.

Aged in salt marsh air, and and buffed with a turpentine and beeswax paste.

Remember: your belt size equals your waist size plus 2 inches.
Hand Embossed or Stamped Pewter, $119
Solid Leather Belt, $25
Tyger Forge Dress Sport Belt, Fish including Grand Slam
Tyger Forge Dress Sport Belts, Pheasant Quail Turkey
Tyger Forge Dress Sport Belts, Deer Set
Hand Cut Pheasant and Quail on Cartridge Brass $59