Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fancy Dog Stuff: Center Ring Brass Clincher Collar

I wanted to do a product review on this center-dee brass clincher collar, but I can't figure out where in the world it came from. I bought it at a thrift store for $5.
Photo by Erin Koski

Normally when I find something cool like this, it only takes a little Googling to find out who made it. Most really nice leather stuff has a maker's mark of some sort on it. This clincher collar just has '20' stamped on the end.

It's a seriously nice collar. The brass clincher ornamentation is based on decorative browbands on horse bridles, so this would be an "equestrian-inspired" design. There are a lot of similar collars out there, but ours has some unique features. The buckle is rounded rather than square, and kind of decorative and antique-ish. Most of the clincher collars I found online have one solid row going all the way around, but ours is separated by the center leash ring. The whole effect is a collar that sits nicely with the most decorative parts either on top of Brisbane's neck or under it, depending on where I hang his tags.

Other fancy details include the fact that the collar is doubled and stitched with a nice little strap keeper. The edges are rounded and finished to help protect the leather, and the entire collar feels like a tiny piece of horse tack. So fancy!