American Buckle is the latest chapter of a legacy that traces through 130 years of Western heritage.
James Stegman, the head craftsman behind American Buckle, comes from three generations of silversmiths. First established in San Francisco in 1886, his family company is an icon of Western tradition. James’ current workshop is an image out of history—a small, speakeasy-type space in Carson City, Nevada, filled with cast-iron tools and machinery that James’ great-grandfather built by hand almost a century ago. You’d hardly guess that this unassuming joint, with just a four-man crew of silversmiths, was home to a world-class operation. Of course, James has always said he enjoys being underestimated.
The heritage of our craftsmen really speaks to American Buckle’s philosophy. We value the timelessness of Americana style, and we believe in its spirit of individuality.
We don’t believe in telling you what your style should be. Our focus is on the product; our goal is to create something that you can appreciate on your own terms. Specializing in sterling silver accessories allows us to craft products of the highest quality, down to the last detail.
Our pieces add a subtle, fun, unique dimension to any look—the sort of small things that make a big impression. American Buckle’s sterling silver money clips, belt buckles, bracelets, pens, and more, are the ultimate gift, and can be made to custom orders. Their timeless style and quality hand-craftsmanship are fit for family heirlooms (the kind you can wear every day).
We believe in making things the old way, the hard way, the best way… it’s up to you to make them yours.