This robust nickel-free (silver colour) electroplated belt Buckle is formed from South African mild steel and is manufactured in Durban (South Africa) and holds a 20mm wide strap in place. It is usually attached to a belt or strap with a cap and rivet, or stitched down if prefered
20mm mild steel belt Buckle
This robust nickel-free (silver colour) electroplated belt Buckle is formed from South African mild steel and is manufactured in Durban (South Africa)
For those of you who love the technical stuff…
Rolls of very high grade mild strip steel with very consistent thickness and width is lovingly loaded into an automated, multi-stage 80 ton press where forming and cutting tools and moulds bent, cut and shape the blanks into perfectly formed buckle bodies.
The completed raw buckles are then pickled in various acids and electro-cleaners, rinsed and a thick layer of copper applied through an electroplating process. The copper further rounds the edges and provides an excellent corrosion resistant base for the subsequent electroplating layers. In this case the last layer is a thick, smooth and hard-wearing Tin Alloy (containing no nickel). If you are exporting your finished goods to the European Union, USA or Canada, we can certify your batch as such. ‘Nickel Free’ is our most popular export buckle finish.
Cast and finished locally and electroplated in-house we can make you small quantities quickly in a wide range of standard and custom metallic finishes to exactly suit your needs.