I looked for years and fully understand that it’s impossible to find attractive hardware in Stainless Steel. Cute buckles and ditzies for dog collars are everywhere in brass, aluminum or plastic or plated metals but they’re not durable or strong enough for me to sleep well at night.
For those of us who insist on waterproof, secure and durable, but also want attractive and distinctive collars,
*tada* (trumpets blaring) I present to you these laser engraved Stainless Steel Buckles and Stainless Steel Rivets. The deeply engraved artwork will not wear off.
Are you curious as to why attractive Stainless Hardware is nowhere to be found? It’s because normal engravers that work just fine on Brass or Aluminum or Plastic just can’t touch Stainless. With lots of effort you might get a slight mark but for deep crisp engraving, it requires a commercial 30w Fiber Laser Engraver…which costs as much as a new car.
Why Stainless Steel?
I do not use plated metals because the plating often chips and wears through to the base metal over time.
I use only Stainless Steel for these reasons:
Stronger and Harder than Brass
Virtually indestructible, with inherent long-life properties that do not diminish over time or repeated use.
Well-known for its antibacterial, hypoallergenic and hygienic properties, stainless steel is very easy to clean.
Designers often underestimate or overlook the values of Stainless because of what is viewed as the higher initial costs. However, when taking into consideration the longevity, durability and lack of maintenance needed, Stainless is often the best value option.
Should you have any questions or requests, please don’t hesitate to send me a message. Thank you very much for visiting ! Kitt