The American Chestnut Leaf -Castanea dentata is a large, monoecious, deciduous tree of the beech family native to eastern North America. Once there were 4 billion American Chestnut trees growing in Eastern United States. Tall, fast growing, rot resistant and straight grained, these magnificent trees were resourceful in the use of furniture and fencing and building. The nuts of the Chestnut Tree fed billions of people and their livestock aswell as forest wildlife. Sadly a blight fungus introduced from Eastern Asia killed the American Chestnut tree over a century ago. The blight was considered one of the greatest ecological disasters ever to strike forests world wide.
To commemorate the beauty and importance of the Chestnut Tree in American history, HookNHide is proud to offer this beautiful American Chestnut Leaf belt buckle.
MaterialEach buckle is handmade from Tumbaga, a blend of silver, gold, and brass. All designs are branded with our HNH signature to ensure origin and numerical lineage. Due to the handmade nature of this product, slight variations will occur. Over time each buckle captures a unique colorful patina emulating the incredible details of the American Chestnut Leaf.
Size 2” up from actual waist on belt strap sizing for this buckle to fit comfortably and allow growing room.