In the mid 1800s, the Texas Rangers developed the Ranger Belt. It was designed so that they could carry a large, heavy sidearm, usually the Colt Walker six-shooter, which had a holster that required a wide belt.
By making a wide belt but with narrower, more flexible billet straps in the front, the holster and heavy gun would be supported but the fastening of the belt would be easier. Because of the wide belt underneath the billets, the belt could be tightened without pinching because of the protective underlayer (similar to cinch straps on Western saddles). This gave birth characteristic ranger belt style with its wider cinch strap and two narrower billet straps sewn onto it. This new gun belt became an integral part of the unofficial “uniform” of Texas Rangers and, later on, lawmen, outlaws and other gunslingers throughout the old West—and in Hollywood movies.
The four-piece ranger belt enhanced builds on this rich legacy with its beautifully shaped ¾ inch billet straps sewn onto a 1 1/4 inch body. The 4-piece ranger buckle (one buckle, two keepers and one tip) takes inspiration from vintage ranger buckles from Santa Fe New Mexico however reinterpreted with an elongated tip, rounded keepers etc.