With my deepest appreciation of your very refined, detailed, and upmost quality. I have one of the most sought after CSA General's Frock Coat known in existence.
YOUR FIRST PIECE T-57, AND SUPERB HAND OIL RUBBED BROWN BELT, DONS THIS GREAT HISTORICAL HEIRLOOM.
CSA Decendant Tom Miller, SCV, Army of N Va J.E.B Stuart
Received my NCO buckle today. Outstanding workmanship; the detail is amazing. A true craftsman you are! Will pass on to others your commitment to excellence. Look forward to doing future business with you.
Thank you again, your product is far superior to the originals!
Buckle came today and as usual, the husband is beyond thrilled. You really do good work. Thanks.
Judy Hart 12/22/15
To Gary Williams, Hanover Brass.
I received the buckle but did not open it until I gave it to my son and we were both impressed by what we saw at Christmas. The buckle is beautiful as well as the buttons.
Thank you for creating such a unique gift.
David and Sam Burk 12/27/15
I received my buckle yesterday. It is beautiful! It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Thank you.
Joe Frost 2/5/16
Received my belt today and am very pleased with the workmanship!
It looks great with the French buckle and will be a great combo to wear to Gettysburg where I plan to be in about three weeks!
Thanks for your workmanship and help!
Thanks again Mr.Williams, received my sabot brass buckle today, Awesome !. Not only do I have a cool belt buckle, but also a piece of Confederate history. Sincerely - John T. Nell 4/19/16
I meant to tell you in the original message that in the past 2 weeks I've had 2 people think my CS oval was an original plate. My reply is, "I wish," but went on to explain how you hand cast your buckles from molds created from originals...that they are as close to the real deal as it's going to get. I've worn my CS oval daily at work & home for over 20 years now & it has a worn, original look to it so I guess it's an easy mistake. I save my CSA rectangle for more casual, dressy occasions & although I've had that one nearly as long it still looks relatively new. I was trying to work out some payment with my bike guy last week (bartering a gun for services) for a pretty pricey job, & he said I could just give him my buckle. I had to laugh & tell him it wasn't what he thinks. Maybe should have kept my mouth shut! Another elderly gentleman stopped me on my way out of voting to question me about it. At any rate, I've always been impressed with your work with the 2 belts, a CSA buckle set you used to offer, & the CS spurs I got from you last year, & many others take notice. I've had numerous comments through the years.
Thanks again! 05/13/16
I just received my new belt buckle and I'm absolutely delighted with it! It's sturdy but has the appearance of a piece of fine jewelry. Amazing detail.
Thank you so much!
James S, Prine 9/9/16
Parcel containing belt and buckle received today, 1 December. As with other products I have ordered in previous years from your company (since mid-1970's) the quality of casting detail and finish is exceptional and the belt is a fine complement to the buckle. Thank you for your excellent products, prompt and courteous service.
South Australia 12/1/16
The items arrived today and I am blown away at the quality of your work. It has far surpassed my wildest imagination.
And the Force Recon buckle, well what can I say but a huge thank you! I never anticipated such a beautiful piece of workmanship.
My SASS posse meeting is coming up next week and our monthly shoot on the last Saturday. I will ensure everyone see's your work.
Again thank you most kindly my friend and much continued success.
get the buckles today and they looks great ,
i am happy with it.
Thank you so much.
Merry Cristmas and a Happy new Year
Von meinem Huawei-Mobiltelefon gesendet.12/20/17
I just got home and my order was in my mailbox. Sir, I can't tell you how much this thing means to me... Saw one of these in on a crew of fellows in an artillery battery back in 1974 and wanted one... Eventually it faded from my mind.. Of all the places that I've been and money that has come to and out of my hand, I can't believe I never got one... Then I stumbled upon your fantastic website.... And now I have one... Made just for me and cast to suit my acquired handicap.... For this, I thank you... Thank you for being such a kind man with an awesome mind and talent. And thank you for making these wonderful pieces of Historical beauty available.
God Bless You
Gary Schwend 2/9/18
I just received the first belt buckle, I saw when you mailed it; but our post office was a little slow getting it to me. No big deal, it was worth the wait. My wife was there when I opened the package, when I unwrapped it, we both in unison just said "wow". I was expecting something nice, just not that nice. It's beautiful. I'm going to give it to my Dad this weekend, for an early Christmas present, I'm expecting he'll have the same reaction. Thanks, Cary
I have received the order with belt buckles from you, TG-36(A) Snake Belt Plate Original dug Cold Harbor battlefield. Yellow Brass. These are great. I will give my best recommendations. Thanks for great belt buckles
GW - Received the spurs today…they are awesome! Great quality and a fantastic set of spurs — well done! Thank you! Best, Sean 05/08/15
Thanks again Gary for all you support and help over the years. It has greatly help our Club to succeed.
The Tri-State Coin & Relic Hunter's Club
Received the belt for my 2 piece NBF buckle and it is terrific! Great fit, quality looks top shelf out of the box and fitted to the buckle, and shipping was fast.
I received the engineer buttons today. Nice work, thank you.
Regards - Chris Wills 1/18/16
Thank you so very much, the buckle is beyond my expectations , it BEAUTIFUL. Great work, I am sure we will be doing business again in the future, again thank you, Tom Feaser 2/6/16
I just want to tell you what a wonderful job you did on the belt buckle. It is beautiful and an absolutely perfect job! My dad-in-law loved it. Keep up the good work and I will definitely recommend you to others.
Kim V 2/15/16
Received belt plate 2 days ago & am thoroughly thrilled with it. Beautiful work !
S.E. DeLaye 5/4/16
I wanted to let you know that my staff absolutely loved the G-96 Confederate Seals that you minted for the occasion. You may recall that I ordered 24 of them. Great gift! I also appreciated the great price you came up with. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
Wm. Howard Jones
Military Order of the Stars and Bars 5/28/16
I wanted to take the opportunity to say that I'd received the 2 belts with buckles a few days ago, & I am very impressed with them both. They are truly works of art that I will wear with pride. Thank you so much; I've wanted a Hanover Brass belt setup for years, & now & I can cross it off the bucket list. Thanks again for a quality product & exceptional customer service. I plan on being a repeat customer. Thanks again.
John Frazier. 7/6/16
Got your buckle this Morning (G-92 with Bar and Hook) . Amazing craftmanship !
I like it very much ! Fast delivery too, to old Europe !
If I need another buckle, I will order again by Hanover Brass.
Many Greetings from Germany ! 9/9/16
Your ability is amazing. The bit bosses are everything I expected. Tommy Johnson spoke so highly of you early on when I started this journey nearly 18 yrs. ago. You have lived up to and exceeded his compliments. Until you are better paid, please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation.
your obedient servant,
the "general" 10/12/16
Just received the above, most excellent. I thank you sooooooomuch, I have a
Parade coming up and this will go with my Rough Rider rig.
I will be back, you have some very nice items.
Service Most excellent.
Tampa , Florida 3/9/17
Gary, your workmanship and pride in your products definitely shows in the quality of both your belts and buckles.
It is a rare pleasure these days to tip a hat to an artisan who fulfills his promises and then some.
Much continued success.
Semper Fi my friend
Jim Schroeder 5/5/17
Received the buckles today in the mail they look great I will be telling anyone that comments on the to check out your site and order through you. I do cowboy action shooting so I hope this brings you some new customers. Again thanks for the outstanding product.
Doc Raylan McCoy SASS 105403 9/15/17
Received buckle & pin today. Just needed to let you know the buckle
exceeds all expectations. Being from Guntersville, AL with ancestors
fighting for the cause, knowing the origin of pattern & material makes
it so much more special. Thank you!
Hoping you & yours have a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
Robert M. Thomas. 12/20/17
I just wanted to drop you a quick email in regards to a belt buckle I bought from you in approximately 2003. It is the “T-7 Early Militia Belt Plate circa 1850” with a modern belt back. I don’t participate in any re-enactment, but I just have a healthy respect and admiration for our history.
This belt buckle is one of my favorite that I wear on a regular basis. Thank you for such a high quality product that I love to wear.
Jonathan Gallup. 12/21/17
Hanover Brass Foundry %Gary Williams.
Greetings, just came across your site while searching for a pin bearing the seal of the commonwealth.
Cold Harbor brings back many great memories. I am 50 years old but when I was a little boy my father would take me to Cold Harbor. We would walk the woods, the trench lines etc.
We did not have any relic hunting gear, we just walked and tried to go back in time to those long ago battles and think about the many brave men who fought and died there.
My father died when I was seven. His name was also Russell Thurston. I don't have many memories of time with him, but upon coming across your site, my memories of my father came rushing back to me, we walked and talked among the tall pines, that breeze and sweet aroma of pine needles in the air.
I live on a farm in Halifax County, near the Roanoke River. Many fields have been planted with tobacco over the years. In those fields I have found an amazing amount of arrowheads, spear points, stone tools etc. Walking and being in nature and coming upon an old Native American site, I am often still and quiet and moved backwards in time...what was it like so many years ago? I would think, I am the first person to hold this point in many years, hundreds of years and in some cases several thousand years.
Anyway, I appreciate your website and your life's work to recapture a bit of the past.
With Great respect, Russell B. Thurston, Town Manager, Brookneal Virginia. 4/11/18
The Club Hunt went very well. Thanks for All the support that you have shown us for several years. While we have some money.
we would like to order another dozen buckles. Email me the bottom line and we will have you a check in the mail ASAP.
Thanks again Gary for all you support and help over the years. It has greatly help our Club to succeed.
The Tri-State Coin & Relic Hunter's Club
Thank you for doing a great job on the TG-CSA/NC buckle I ordered. I gave it to my young Sergeant and friend for a Christmas gift; he was quite impressed. Thank you for making my Christmas gift idea come to life. I hope your Christmas was a blessed one for you and your loved ones, and that your new year will be happy and filled with blessings. Would have sent this earlier, but working and celebrating the holiday with grand kids can be time consuming.
I received my G-15 belt buckle today in the mail. I just wanted to send you a note to say that you made my day after a long week at work. Its beautiful and the workmanship is outstanding. The pictures on your site do not do it justice.
Thanks for keeping the tradition of quality, American made products alive. I will be back for more. I now have a favorite buckle.
All the best,
Marcus Guenther 12/17/15
Just wanted to report that the Allegheny Arsenal spurs arrived today, and they are beautiful indeed. Years ago I got a pair and the rowel neck was very crude. Your current rowel neck is just right, and all the other detailing is equally fine. For a federal cavalryman, these are the most authentic issue spurs available.
Thanks for the prompt production and delivery,
Andrew German 1/16/16
Received my LA hat pin and kepi buttons - Thank You very much. I am VERY pleased with the transaction.
I'll be back in the future.
The T. Miller buttons came this week and look great. Thanks again.
I couldn't be more pleased. A handsomely cast belt buckle.
Central, South Carolina 6/5/16
Hi Gary! Received the buckles yesterday. WOW they are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much. Gary, you need to raise your prices. These buckles would sell in a retail store for between $100.00 and $200.00. I don’t see how you can sell them for $45.00.
Bless you. 6/28/16
I received my belt plate/buckle today. First, thanks for getting it to me so quickly. I have to say that I am absolutely overwhelmed by how nice it is! I expected it to be good but I really had no idea how good it would be. So thank you again, I am trying to figure out what my next buckle will be!
Ben Weiss 8/2/16
Hello Mr. Williams,
I just wanted to confirm the OVM buckle arrived & I could not be more pleased.
Your workmanship ensured another fine buckle & thank you again very much.
Carrollton, Texas 11/14/16
I just received my two Virginia belt plates (T-111 and TG-Lee) and they look fantastic. Thank you for the fast turn around and the great quality work. That was the second time I have ordered from you and a total of 3 belt plates.
Thanks again and I look forward to my next purchase.
Prattville AL 11/27/16
Hi, I've just received your parcel - not five minutes ago - to say I'm happy would be an understatement. Thank you so much for taking the time to send these TWO items to me - My friend and I have been Civil War enthusiasts for over 50 years - these buckles have enhanced our collections
I (we) will be in touch soon.
Any financial shortfall please send bill for payment
Thank you, Frank. Perth, Australia. 4/28/17
Received my order today, and I gotta say Wow, what a beautiful job you did !!!
Thank you so much,
Just received my TG-54, CS script buckle yesterday.. What a truly FANTASTIC looking piece! Yes, the sabot brass DOES make a great look! Thanks so much Gary! Another great buckle from Hanover Brass 9/15/17
My son gave me one of your beautiful Texas- Flat Star Sword Belt Plates with applied silver wreath for my birthday. My Grt-Grt-Granfather came to Texas in 1836. He served as a Ranger during the Texas revolution (his brother-in-law died in the Alamo) and in Company I of Terry's Texas Rangers with the Confederacy. I have identified relatives in the Confederate military from North Carolina, Georgia (killed at Seven Pines), Alabama, and Texas (wounded at Newnan, Ga- Battle of Brown's Mill)...in the infantry, cavalry, and navy. My Grt-Grt-Grandfather from North Carolina served on the CSS Arctic (armored barge in the Cape Fear River), and on the ironclad CSS Raleigh. He ended up in the ANV in the Naval Battalion under Gen. Ewell...(the CS Marines and Sailors in the Naval Battlaion were the last Rebels to surrender at Saylor's Creek.)
Thanks for making a handsome, accurate, replica Texas buckle that I can proudly wear to remember my roots. Next I'll have to have that Confederate Navy buckle.
Mark H. Ainsworth
80 County Road 143
Gonzales, TX 78629 10/25/17
Received the belt and buckle for my brother. Love it!
Any drafts for the 410th buckle? No real hurry.
Know you're busy.
Received the subject buckle. I was not only impressed, I was amazed. Of course, I had to show it off to all my friends. This gave opportunity to tell them about my ancestor who was in the Texas Cavalry. I will show it to all Civil War participants ... they will be envious. AWESOME WORK!!! 5/2/18.