Wolf Buckle, Medium

United States
$200.00
Item No. N85117-M
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This sterling silver buckle depicts the wolf with flaring nostrils. In Indian lore the wolf is associated with the special spirit power that a hunter must acquire to be successful. The buckle is designed by Dale Faulstich, a non-Indian with close ties to the Jamestown S'Klallam Indians of the Olympic Peninsula. The buckle is 2⅜ x 1-7/16 inches, to fit 1 inch belts. Made in USA.

This design is also available in the larger sized Wolf Buckle, Large to fit 1½ inch belts.

This sterling silver buckle depicts the wolf with flaring nostrils. In Indian lore the wolf is associated with the special spirit power that a hunter must acquire to be successful. The buckle is designed by Dale Faulstich, a non-Indian with close ties to the Jamestown S'Klallam Indians of the Olympic Peninsula. The buckle is 2⅜ x 1-7/16 inches, to fit 1 inch belts. Made in USA.

This design is also available in the larger sized Wolf Buckle, Large to fit 1½ inch belts.

  • Die Stamped Buckles
    This Wolf buckle, designed by Dale Faulstich, is die stamped from sheet silver. In stamping, a steel die with the design in reverse is stamped down with considerable pressure on a sheet of silver so that the design is driven into the silver. This not only puts the design onto the silver but also work-hardens the metal, improving its resistance to wear. The buckle is then cut from the sheet with a cutter much like a cookie cutter, curved, and the loop and hook attached. Stamping provides good detail and finish, although it does not allow the high relief shown by lost wax casting.
  • Wolf
    The wolf features strongly in both Indian and Inuit lore as a successful hunter. Once the object of fear among the white settlers and shot by bounty hunters, the wolf is becoming better understood and more appreciated, both in Canada and Alaska, and is depicted in art throughout the north. In Indian designs, the wolf is identified by an elongated snout with flaring nostrils, large teeth and ears, and a curled tail.

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