All that is left is to install the fancy cross on the front, and of course, to hang the buckles on the sides. I like to let the lacquer really really dry before installing the buckles....that way there is a physical separation between the leather and the steel, which inhibits rust.
The flare at the bottom will allow the client to strap on a nice big wide "weight belt" to supplement the smaller one inch strap and buckles. A big weight belt will simply add to the cool look.
This placquart is made from sixteen gauge cold rolled steel, worked over the anvil, and finished on an English Wheel.