Genuine Hornback Crocodile Handmade Bronco Belts
Material: Genuine Caiman Crocodile
Closure: Buckle Interchangeable (Included)
Lining: Full Grain Soft Cowhide Leather
Free USPS Priority Mail Shipping
Handmade in the USA
How to Select a Belt Size:
Generally, to determine your belt size with a prong buckle like in the image, you should add two inches to your pant’s waist size.
To really narrow down what size of belt to order, use a belt that fits you the best and measure from the belt hole you're using right now to where the leather wraps around the buckle, as an example if this measures 38 inches you should order a belt size 38. Just for information, the full length of the belt will be longer than 38 inches.
Normally for plaque buckles you should reduce the length by whatever the width from the buckle bar to the pin of the buckle is.
Every belt has a double snap closure with 5 holes, the buckle should fit in one of the three middle holes of your belt.
Most Common Belt Widths Ordered:
Most common casual belt widths, in order from most to least common: 1 1/2”, 1 3/8”, and 1 1/4”.
Most common dress belt widths, in order from most to least common: 1 1/4”, 1 3/8”, 1 1/8”, and 1”.
Choosing a belt width is up to one’s own preference.
Why should one consider buying Bronco handmade belts?
We handpick high grade hornback crocodile skins which go through a process of meticulous craftsmanship to turn into top notch quality Bronco handmade belts. We do not select very large skins due to the fact that the larger the crocodile skin, the thicker and stiffer it tends to get. If a hornback belt is made out of a larger skin, due to the stiffness of the horns, it has a tendency to crack at some point in the future. Our belts are 10-11 ounces in thickness, and feel incredible around your waist. The customer may request a belt of any softness or thickness.
Only the utmost quality is ensured down to even the smallest detail. For example, special Italian paint is used to touch up the edges of our belts. Some of the guys are well experienced and have been producing belts for 20-25 years. Our belts will age gracefully, acquiring a burnished look over time and our prices are more economical than most of our competitors for the quality we offer. Bronco signature handmade belts are proudly produced in the great state of Texas.
Please note that the characteristics of the skin, such as texture and color may vary from belt to belt, so the displayed image is just an example of the skin. This is the elegance of the genuine exotic skin, as opposed to manmade imitations.
Characteristics of Hornback Crocodile Skin:
Hornback leather uses the backside of the skin, as opposed to the belly. The backside is the section that runs along the spine, beginning at the head and ending at the tail. Hornback leather has a tougher texture than belly skin, which makes for a highly textured statement. When the leather is bent, creases form between the bony tiles. Our Bronco Hornback Caiman Crocodile belts have a three dimensional structure due to the raised ridges of the animal. Generally, hornback belts lean more towards casual wear. Depending upon your personal preference, you may style the belt to compliment any outfit you choose.
Crocodile skin truly embodies luxury and is used by high caliber brands around the world. It is known for being one of the most durable exotic hides. In the scope of global leather production, it is rare and it requires special craftsmanship to achieve high quality goods, so when you purchase a crocodile belt from a reputable company you are truly getting a luxurious product.
Caiman Crocodile Facts:
The Caiman Crocodile can be found within Central America, South America and some parts of the Caribbean. Caiman crocodiles are habituated to both freshwater and some salt water environments. Since crocodiles only need to partially submerge themselves, both shallow and deep waters provide an adequate habitat. This specific species of crocodiles can grow anywhere from 1.5 meters to 2.1 meters, as they are small to medium sized creatures. Furthermore, they typically feed upon prey during the nighttime. In terms of appearance, the adults retain a dark olive color, along with come black or yellow cross bands.
The conditions of tropical regions are ideal for crocodiles since they are cold-blooded and cannot produce their own heat. Crocodiles adjust to periods of cold or drought through the process of hibernation. They feed upon birds, crustacean, frogs and fish. Since crocodiles cannot break down their food into smaller pieces, they use their powerful jaws to crush prey and swallow them whole. Crocodiles are excellent swimmers, able to hold their breath for up to an hour, reaching speeds of 20 mph. The lifespan of each crocodile depends on its species, some live up to 30 years of age while others reach 75 years of age.
Differentiating between Crocodiles, Caimans, and Alligators:
Crocodiles, alligators and caimans all fall under the scientific order, Crocodylia, but belong to different families. Crocodiles belong to the Crocodylidae family, while alligators and caimans belong to the Alligatordae family. Alligators can be found in the Southeastern part of the U.S., especially in Florida and states that lie along the Gulf Coast, as well as in China. Caimans are located in South and Central America. Crocodiles are found in the Americas (North, Central and South), as well as Australia, Africa, and some regions of Asia.
A key distinguishing feature of crocodilians is their snout. Crocodiles have V-shaped snouts that are more narrow. Alligators and caimans have U-shaped snouts that are wider. The difference between their snouts is a result of their diet. Crocodiles’ V shaped snouts allow them to prey on fish, while alligators’ U-shaped snouts help them crush the hard exteriors of snails and turtles. Caimans are the smallest among the crocodilians. However, the black caiman is an exception, reaching a length of over 20 feet.
Crocodiles have equally sized upper and lower jaws, so their teeth are visible when their jaws are interlocked. However, alligators have a wider upper jaw, so their teeth are not visible when their jaws are interlocked.
In terms of size, alligators can grow to be as long as 10-15 feet and can weigh 500 pounds on average. On the other hand, crocodiles can be as long as 14-17 feet and can weigh a whopping 2,200 pounds. Crocodiles are generally seen as more aggressive than alligators.
While both alligators and crocodiles live in both freshwater and saltwater, alligators have less efficient salt glands so they do not tolerate saltwater environments as well as crocodiles. Both alligators and crocodiles are good swimmers and use their tails to navigate though waters. While under the water, both creatures are able to hold their breath for up to an hour. Not limited to water, alligators and crocodiles can run on land at a speed of 11 mph.
Custom Belt Straps:
We can make a custom Bronco Handmade belt strap of your own creation for any kind of buckle you own, according to your specifications. Make a unique statement by personalizing your custom belt strap from a wide variety of options.
If you want a belt strap for a buckle you own, all we need is the width and the thickness of the strap in millimeters or ounces. If you only provide this information, we will not be responsible, if by any chance the strap does not fit properly into the buckle. But if you mail us the buckle or strap, we will guarantee the fit. We do not keep old inventory of these belts.
Bronco handmade belt straps are of a durable quality, and with proper care they will last you for many years to come.
Since we can make belt straps in any width, straight or tapered, for a very reasonable price, please feel free to contact us via phone call at 972-484-4004 or email us at email@example.com. These belts are manufactured and shipped within 8 to 12 business days, with free shipping via USPS Priority Mail.
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