Inspired by the men that tamed the Texas frontier, our Ranger Belt was made to be as rugged yet sophisticated as they were. We'd love to say we invented the Ranger Belt, but it's been around longer than most any of us.
The design was implemented from a cinching technique used in horse tack that allows a strap to be tightened without pinching the horse's hair in the buckle. The Texas Rangers adapted this technique into the design of a belt in the 1840s, when they began using the new Colt Walker six-shooter, a substantially sized firearm which demanded larger holsters and thus wider cuts of leather than standard belts. By mimicking the cinching technique from horse tack in the design of the ranger belt, the Rangers could wear a smaller, more functional belt and still holster the larger sidearm. Consequently, this style of two-layered leather belt is named after the Texas Rangers.
This is a terrific belt, balancing genteel, masculine, and detail qualities with aplomb. It's exclusive enough that I don't see the style regularly. Build quality is excellent, and with sewn and riveted fastenings, it should be robust. The finish is almost too luxurious -- it's just a nice piece. Given that it is recommended to accompany game pouches, I expected it to be more "gunbelt" in weight than it is, but it will easily be sufficient for carrying a compact semiautomatic. I'm going to enjoy this belt.
I bought the belt to go with my hunting bag set. Just what I wanted, and the belt is super quality and can wear it for hunting or business casual!! Thank you!
Great product and fast delivery