Knowing that I’m a huge fan of artwork made of recycled bike parts, my wife got me this great belt buckle for my upcoming birthday (I’m gonna be 25…yeah, 25. And I’m sticking to that number). It’s called the “Cyclone Super Cog” buckle…
Crafted by Steel Toe Studios in Seattle, blacksmith/artist Erica Gordon makes these buckles out of recycled cassette cogs. Shaped with heat and a big hammer, the cogs are then finished with a variety of distressing and surface-treatment techniques.
If you look very closely, you might see that the cog is an old Campagnolo…my wife knows me too well, indeed, and she made a special request for one from the studio. Awesome!
The buckle is sturdy, yet very lightweight, and helps hold up my “manpris” when paired with a studded belt — you can call me a hipster all you want, but if I hear you, I’m gonna swing my Super Cog right upside your head!