|When you collect stuff, you collect stuff. You can pretend that you only collect widgets made between 1852 thru 1857 by a guy named Joey but in fact this sort of specialization is mostly a rationalization for when, on the spur of the moment, you bought a box of widgets made between 1852 - 1857 by a guy named Joey and now you just found another one. That being said I collect tools, and books, and other crap. And tool belt buckles if you agree that three of anything form a collection. |
I fell into tool belt collecting accidentally when I bought my first belt buckle at the company store when I worked at Black & Decker. Naturally when I saw the other two belt buckles at flea markets I felt that collecting bug and there you are. However just like those tool people who tell you that they aren't a collector, that they "use" the tools, I'm not really a belt buckle collector, I'm a user, I wore the B&D buckle for years until the belt broke. I'll get a replacement one day I am sure.
(And by the way - the casting job on these buckles is really excellent and I love the detailing)
PS - just a reminder, Ron Hock is coming to town this Thursday October 25th.