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Vegar    10
Vegar

I am searching for buckles used for leather straps for saddles. The strap is 4cm (1 1/2") wide. It is a simple pin buckle either with a rolling edge or without. I need 5

 

Here is an example of what I am looking for:

 

BLACKSMITH TUBULAR RIVET HARNESS SADDLE BUCKLE HORSE | eBay

 

Please help as I cant find anything like it in Cape Town :sad:

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

Have you tried the saddlery shops around CT? I bought some of these buckles about 14 years ago from a saddlery shop in Port Elizabeth.

 

I may have a few left and will take a look and PM you if I find them.

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Vegar    10
Vegar

I have tried everywhere. One can buy them with the girdle or bridle in equestrian shops which is not viable for me since I cant use horse stuff. I have been to Woodheads who don't have the size, only narrow ones which do not fit my straps.

 

Ordering from them is a possibility - if no one on BoB has any then I can just as well order them directly myself.

 

If you find any lying around that would be brilliant!

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

I've had a quick look around and can't find them where I thought they might be. Dear, dear.

 

If they turn up, I will contact you but this is almost like looking for a needle in a haystack. Sorry about that.

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BeadsandBaubles    10
BeadsandBaubles

Hi

 

I may have some of those left from my farming days. I am returning to Joburg on the 1st October and will see if I can locate them. Is it the buckle itself.

 

Also have you tried the local Agrilek, or other farm suppliers? OTK, ATK - I don't know what its called in the Cape Region? Always bought my equestrian goodies through them.

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Cali Craft and Gems    10
Cali Craft and Gems

There is a shop in North End, PE that sells all sorts of goodies and I've seen a variety of buckles there - but I don't know their name off-hand. It is a tiny "back street" place just off Main Street (near Mount Road) behind the old Trustbank and Giddy's buildings. If I'm in the area I'll go take a peek for you (no promises though as it is not a nice part of town to go on my own!).

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

That's the very place I was thinking of, where I bought my buckles years ago. I, too, am trying to remember the shop's name!

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booksallsizes    10
booksallsizes

Isn't it PE Saddlery? Or was that in the main road?

Vegar, I'll also look - have a lot of tack lying around but I fear that I did get rid of anything superfluous and/or broken (could have taken the buckles off the broken stuff and sent them to you...) some time back. But my memory seems to be worsening so maybe I didn't - I'll take a look.

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Vegar    10
Vegar

Thanks to all for the efforts :-) (no normal smilie available?)

 

Please keep looking - can't get buckles anywhere. I suspect that the manufacturers of equestrian harnesses have monopolized the equipment for making them ... who says I am paranoid ... :wink:

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

I am still looking, vegar! I know I have some somewhere.

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