With 35 years experienc, Montana Silversmiths prides themselves in being the leading western buckle and jewelery manufacturer in the western industry. These cast brass buckles are "Kick'n Buckles at Kick'n Prices!" They are made using the finest base materials available and then they are acid washed to add the nice dark antiqued patina and finally hand buffed to bring out the hightlights and detailing. They may sometimes have slight blemishes which adds to their unique character. Actual colors and patinas may vary slighly. There is a protective coating to that helps prevent tarnishing.