Entries by A Cut Above

Cowboy Rodeo Equipment: Spurs, Gloves, Riggin, Glue

In part one of this multi-part blog series, we discussed some of the most common and important pieces of equipment maintained by roughstock cowboys for various rodeo events. From basic safety and protection to that well-known cowboy style that must be maintained, the average cowboy might utilize a variety of different equipment pieces within a single […]

Cowboy Rodeo Equipment: Belt Buckle, Hat, Chaps, Vest

Today’s modern rodeo cowboy needs the right equipment for both practical use and showcasing their style, and at A Cut Above Buckles, we’re here to help in one major area: Belt buckles. Our wide selection of custom rodeo trophy buckles and other belt buckles is ideal for any and all rodeo cowboy needs, and we’ve […]

The History Behind Today’s Custom Belt Buckles

The custom belt buckle is a vital part of many rodeo, equestrian and other Western events, but it’s a product with a history that dates back much longer than these pursuits. Belts and buckles have been around in some form for hundreds or even thousands of years, though opinions differ slightly on when custom belt […]

Men’s Belt Buckle Style Templates Found Today

While many who wear them are well aware that custom belt buckles provide aesthetic advantages that can’t be matched by more traditional styles, there’s a lesser-known benefit here as well: Versatility. Custom belt buckles are available in several different style templates, serving different needs or desires in both the practical and aesthetic realms simultaneously. At […]

How to Clean and Maintain Your Rodeo Belt Buckle in Utah

When you receive a custom belt buckle in Utah from A Cut Above Buckles, you’re not just getting a stylish accessory — you’re getting a lasting memory of an achievement. Many of our clients buy our buckles as gifts, but intend to keep them in the family as heirlooms. But whether you plan on sharing […]

The Origins of Rodeo Belt Buckles in Utah

In 2021, most of us associate trophy buckles in Utah with cowboys, rodeo champions, and the wild west. Today, those immersed in the culture surrounding country music and rodeos don these ornate, oversized belt buckles to make a statement. But where do trophy belt buckles come from? Your custom belt buckle maker, A Cut Above […]