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Garden and Gun Magazine

Garden and Gun Magazine

T. Edward 'Eddie' Nickens has one of the best jobs in the world. He is Editor-at-Large for Field and Steam Magazine, and he travels extensively to ...
Orvis: More than I could have imagined.

Orvis: More than I could have imagined.

One of my aspirations as an artisan has been to be included in the Orvis store. Great goods from an American icon company. Well this year I got to ...
850 Business Magazine Interview

850 Business Magazine Interview

It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Kim Harris Thacker for an article that she wrote about my work, and published in 850 Business Magazine (page...
Press

Press

  Trout Unlimited's Kirk Deeter and Tim Romano were kind enough to share their enthusiasm for my trout belt buckles in their Holiday Gift Guide. Th...
A Frontier Revisited

A Frontier Revisited

Well, it sure doesn't feel like it was 25 years ago when TIME Magazine sent a writer and a photographer with us to explore a fish known to few: th...
A Cure for Baldness

A Cure for Baldness

So, I was sitting at the computer today, organizing photos and text and preparing to take  a stab at online marketing of some of my buckles via Fac...
Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

All artists are expected to write a statement about their work. This narrative usually captures and articulates deep feelings and radiates sympath...
Forged With Love

Forged With Love

We have all been watching it: a trend to seek out and embrace “authentic” products. Craft beer, microdistilleries, the farm-to-table movement, self...
The Artisan

The Artisan

Artisan, (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn; ˌɑːtɪˈzæn), n, a skilled workman; craftsman An artisan is somebody who conceives a project, designs it, and puts it together...
Favorites

Favorites

The web holds a wealth of knowledge. There is so much to discover. I like visiting the favorite sites of my favorite sites. If you are like me, the...
Gemstones and Minerals and Things

Gemstones and Minerals and Things

I use several non-metal elements in many of my belt buckle designs. Here is some information about the most common materials that you will see on t...
My Signature Stamp on Your Buckle

My Signature Stamp on Your Buckle

Some of my buckles are hallmarked, and others are signed. My signature is MG original, and the G is reversed. Why? Well, I inherited a set of v...