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Harry Hudson Buckle Sets
The classic western buckle is a testament to tradition; an enduring emblem of wide-open spaces and the heritage of horsemen. Harry H. Hudson's fascination with western buckles is tied up with Texas, and childhood memories of a khaki-clad cowman whose only concession to conceit was the silver buckle that bore his cattle brand in gold.

Harry H. Hudson is a collector and connoisseur of western buckles, as well as an acknowledged authority on the history of western silversmiths and their work. He successfully sold fine buckles, commissioned according to his own designs, at his Two Moons Trading Company, in Dallas, from 1984 to 2002. No one knows more about buckles than Harry H. Hudson, and no one makes a better buckle than those now offered by his new creative endeavor, Hudson.

Harry H. Hudson, founder of Hudson, proudly presents his collection of fine western buckles conceived and created with a unique commitment to absolute excellence. His passion for perfection is reflected in the distinctive design and exceptional craftmanship evident in each of these buckles. Meticulous attention is given to every detail, from selection of highest-quality materials and mountings to the intricate hand-engraving and hand-overlaying. Hallmarks, including individual serial numbers, are hand-struck on each buckle in the classic tradition, attesting to the unique quality and character of each one. In every respect, and to an absolute certainty, these Hudson buckles are the best.

3-FOLXXB-4  (Click on the picture to see an enlarged view.)
This one of a kind ¾” four piece buckle set is made completely of 18K gold in four colors, white, yellow, rose, and green. Designed to be our most formal Ranger set, we chose to design it with a bezel edge in place of a hand twisted rope edge. This piece is call the El Paso Jules and is named for my stepson Julian Barsotti, chef/owner of Nonna and Carbone's restaruants in Dallas. $35,000

1" Buckle Sets
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1-SFOLXR-3
This four-piece 1” Ranger set was named for my great pal, Bobby Wilson. Its base is sterling silver with overlays of 14K gold in three colors, yellow, green, and rose. The hand-twisted rope is all 14K yellow gold. The large genuine rubies are hand set. $26,600

 

 

1-DMOL
This 1” four-piece Ranger set is made of all sterling silver with sterling silver overlays including a sterling shield. The set is named for cowboy-grocer Bobby Minyard. $3,500

 

1-CSFLORXR
A four-piece 1” Ranger set. The base is sterling silver with a 14K gold overlay. All four pieces are filigreed by hand. The 14K rope edge is hand-twisted wire made in our shop. The buckle set is named the “Colorado Shupe” for my old friend and cowboy, Dobbin Shupe, an outfitter for decades in the Colorado Rockies. $23,800

 

 

1-111-HHMOL
A four-piece 1” Ranger set called the “Hoot Hart Marfa.” The set is all sterling silver with hand-twisted, sterling silver rope edge. The shape of this buckle originated from my friend, Hoot Hart, of Magdalena, New Mexico. Hoot was a buckle maker and saddle maker for nearly 6 decades. His Ranger sets were made from brass windmill pipe, and he refused to make a tip for his sets. He said you didn’t need a tip. $4,200

 

1-DWFOLR
This 1” four-piece Ranger set is named the “Dallas Wilson” for my great friend, Bobby Wilson, who is scared to death of horses as well as the outdoors, unless on a pristine golf course. The buckle set is all sterling silver with sterling silver overlays, sterling silver hand-twisted rope edge, and filigreed completely by hand. $8,400

 

 

1-DROL
A four-piece Ranger set called the “Dallas Roy.” This Ranger set is all sterling silver (92.5) and fully engraved (including the sides of the keepers) with an oval shield, which may be used to frame a monogram. $3,500

 

1-112-MERDOL
This four-piece Ranger set is all sterling silver with sterling silver flowers and shield, and an embossed rope edge. This type of rope edge was used mostly in Western buckles produced prior to the middle of the 1940’s from what I have seen. The buckle set is named for my friend Gary Dunshee of Alpine, Texas. $3,500

 

 

1-111-HHHSOLR
This 1” four-piece Ranger set is made of all sterling silver with a large overlaid saddle horse. The set includes sterling silver, hand-twisted rope, and the piece is named for my wife, Shelley. The buckle shape design was created by Hoot Hart of Magdalena, New Mexico. $4,900

 

1-DCOL
This 1” four piece Ranger-set is made of sterling silver with sterling silver overlays, then completely hand-engraved. The set is named for my close friend, Billy Carnes, whose heart is in the West. $3,500

 

1-DWOL-RR
This 1” four-piece Ranger set is all sterling with silver overlays of flowers, scrolls, and shields. The flowers are hand set with large genuine red rubies. $4,900

3/4" Buckle Sets
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3-MOL
This ¾” Ranger set is called the “Malone,” named because it is a very close theme and variation (or reincarnation if you will) of buckle sets made by Grave Malone, and immigrant Irish boxer who settled in El Paso during the first quarter of the 20th Century, and became a stone setter and buckle & jewelry maker. I loved and collected his work long before I began my buckle making business. This buckle set is classic “Malone,” all sterling silver base and overlays with large genuine red rubies. $3,500

 

 

3-EPGOLXR
This four-piece ¾” Ranger set is called the “El Paso Governor.” The set is all sterling silver, with 14K gold Texas Start overlays and 14K gold hand-twisted rope edge. $6,300

 

3-EPDOL
This ¾” four-piece Ranger set is all sterling silver with sterling silver overlays and a sterling silver shield. This buckle set is named the “El Paso Dancer.” $2,800

 

 

3-EPDOLX
This ¾” four-piece Ranger set is called the “El Paso Dancer.” It is made of sterling silver with 14K gold overlays including a 14K gold shield on the buckle, which may be used as a background for initials. $6,300

 

3-EPAR
The ¾” four-piece Ranger set is the most simple and straight forward version of the “San Antonio.” The set is all sterling silver with a hand-twisted rope edge, as well as a vertical oval shield that may be used as a background for a monogram. $2,800

 

 

3-MOLX
This four-piece ¾” Ranger set is named for the great buckle maker, Graves Malone of El Paso, Texas. The buckle set is made of sterling silver with 14K overlays (as well as the shield). The gold flowers are hand set with large genuine rubies. $9,800

 

3-SAOL
A four-piece ¾” Ranger set with a sterling silver base, sterling silver overlays and hand-engraved. The buckle set is called the San Antonio. $2,800

 

 

3-SAFOLXR
This ¾” four-piece Ranger set is THE EPITOME OF CLASSIC WESTERN DESIGN - refined and elegant. I prefer to wear this set on a 1¼” x ¾” Black Alligator “New Ranger.” The buckle set is a sterling silver base with 14K gold overlays and 14K gold hand-twisted rope edge. The set is all hand-filigreed. $9,800

 

3-BBBFOLR
A four-piece ¾” Ranger set with a sterling silver base, sterling silver overlays, sterling silver hand-twisted wire rope edge, and all filigreed by hand. The buckle set is named for Bob Burch, a good friend, teacher, and cowboy with whom I spent many hours in the saddle north of Bayfield, Colorado. $6,300

   
5/8" Buckle Sets
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58-CSFOLXR
This ⅝” four-piece Ranger set is made of a sterling silver base with 14K gold overlays of flowers and scrolls, 14K gold hand-twisted rope edge. The set is completely filigreed by hand, the set is named for my friend Sarajane Sachs, formerly of Cutter Bill”s Western Wear in Dallas and Houston. $7,500

   
Trophy
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150-OSCHOL
This 1½” extra large oval buckle is made of all sterling silver with original steer created by Bob Brown in the 1930’s. The steer was first made in the 1930’s in a silver and jewelry shop in Arcadia, California. Bob was one of a kind. He carved leather with a sharpened screwdriver. $6,300

 

 

Y.O. Ranch B-3
This 1½” Trophy-Style buckle was made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the famous Y.O. Ranch near Kerville, Texas. The buckle base is sterling silver, with hand-cut 14K overlays, as well as a 14K gold, hand-twisted wire rope edge. $8,400

 

150-BBROL
This 1½” Trophy buckle is all sterling silver with sterling silver overlays (including the Bronco Rider) and small sterling silver stars framed by 14K gold horseshoes. This buckle was completely inspired by my old friend Bob Brown.
(a Hollywood saddle maker and buckle designer) who created the shape, the turned edges, and the dimensions of the buckle. $7,000

 

   

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