torrejon, do you wear all that fancy gear or just drool over it? go ahead and sell me the rest of your commander holsters since you have all those fine Nossar rigs!
Not my picture, but I had a DM Bullard black tiger shark belt... great belt, but I just can't get enough of my ugly old Wilderness instructor belt. Mr Bullard double stitches his belts, heavy duty roller buckles, overall very nice and a great price.
The top or cordovan one does have a sort of "domed" affect but not the black one. Yep, I both wear and drool over them!! Both are kevlar lined and I doubt I'd ever have to buy another there so well built. Probably wind up putting all this stuff in my will!
Not the best picture in the world, but the best I've got on a host site:
Milt Sparks belt, #60TK, and single mag carrier all with cordovan sharkskin.
I got these as a set in '01 IIRC and I wear the belt daily. It's beginning to show some wear, and has a pretty good kink where the belt goes through the buckle, but it's comfortable and still great looking.
Shamster, to answer your question, thats just the way they came. The cordovan one was a birthday present and Alex had told me he was going to make it "special" which he definitely did but I'm sure you can spec his belts that way if you like the "look". I also have shark belts from Kramer, Rafters S, Wilson and Alessi and the construction on the Nossar belts makes the others look like they were put together by kids. The Kramer belt is much higher priced than the Nossar but the quality doesn't begin to come close!
Al, you are certainly correct and I agree with you on Lou's belt. Haven't had enough coffee yet this morning however I will maintain that for the others mentioned especially the Kramer. I bought mine from someone who didn't understand the proper way to measure and their loss was my gain but the stitching patterns were uneven, some areas were beveled, some weren't, some of the shark looked like it should have been rejected due to the pattern. Just poor overall quality and for $300 +!! Kramer used to turn out excellent products but some of the examples I have seen in the past few years were pretty sad!! Thanks again for pointing that out!
I just got my shark belt from C Rusty Sherrick. I specifically asked him to make it so that it would have the domed effect. He did this by sandwiching a strip of horsehide between the outer and inner layers, which also serves as an added stiffener.
The belt is fantastic, and I am very happy with it.