Tuesday, January 4, 2022

10th Anniversary Limited Edition "RODEO CHAMP" Early 1940's Model

Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your constant patronage. ACE WESTERN BELTS celebrated its 10th anniversary since changing to its current organization on Aug 9 2021. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support.

As a commemoration of the 10th anniversary and a feeling of gratitude to everyone, We sell anniversary models (LIMITED EDITION). We have reproduced the 1940’s "RODEO CHAMP" which is a collector's item. 

The belt of full grain western cowhide leather is 1 3/4 inches wide, 6 oz thickness, the embossed design has also been faithfully reproduced, with studded side white inserts. All jewels are European glass.

COLORS-Black, or Natural tan.

EVEN SIZES-30 to 38 inch waist


PERIOD : Jan 1 2022 - July 31 2022

DELIVERY SCHEDULE : About 4-5 months after pre ordering

NOTE : The pre order will be closed as soon as there are no more components. And the belt in the photo is a prototype, So there is a possibility of slight specification changes.

Steer Wrestler World Champion in 1930s Ted Leroy Yochum was on this billboard advertisement for the "RODEO CHAMP". So this belt is a true championship belt. Also most of the buckles installed on the dress belts at that time were made by NORTH & JUDD. Therefore, this belt is rare among dress belts category.

20 simulated jewels on the big two prong buckle, this is a reproduced of the GIANT GRIP. The brass plate is press molded like the original. Nickel plated finish. *The original buckle were made of two types, brass and steel.

Founded in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1863, GIANT GRIP is famous for its horseshoes. Take a look at this wacky buckle pin! It is almost like a horseshoe. The embossed design is a combination of a basket and zigzag pattern that has been used on eastern dress belts since the 1930’s. The spots design is symmetrical, but it is laid out closer to the billet end like the original.

When I was a kid, I came across "Decorative Spots" in the wake of "Gun Leather". Their style fascinated me. And the reproduced "RODEO CHAMP" belt which is the culmination of my many years of belt research, has been completed in Dec 2021. Also, this is my culmination model for over 20 years of the vintage style western dress belt making.



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