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    Steel Core Belt - 1.5"

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    Sizing Instructions


    Buy 2 Sizes Larger than waist if:

    • You are using your belt for CCW use.
    • You are using your belt for work and carrying tools or other gear on your belt.

      EX: 36 Waist Buy a 40 Belt - In between sizes round up.

    Buy 1 Size Larger than waist for everyday wear.

    EX: 36 Waist Buy a 38 Belt - In between sizes round up. 

    We do have free size exchanges if needed. For belt measurements click on the sizing tab on the page.

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      Also available in 1 1/4" Width Here

      This is an extreme belt. It is .37" thick and very stiff. It is 20 oz. weight and has an internal steel core insert resulting in the strongest belt you will ever strap around your waist.

      This steel core belt does require some break-in when buckling due to the thickness. When new it will require some effort to buckle and place through the keeper. This will break in after a few weeks and not be an issue.

      If you want a super sturdy belt that is super strong and durable but doesn't require a break-in period (and you don't mind if the inner layer isn't steel), we recommend that you take a look at our Extreme Belt. It is .23 to .26" thick and extremely durable. You can see it here: HANKS EXTREME BELT

      So, if you feel you are still in need for the ultimate steel core belt read on:

      Hanks CCW Steel Core Gun belt is like nothing else on the market. If you're the type of person who simply likes to buy the best and never have to look back this is the belt for you.

      A tri-layer belt made of two layers of USA steer hide harness leather with a steel core sandwiched in the middle this belt will hold more than you could ever carry. At 20 oz. we believe this is the thickest and strongest belt on the market today. As a test, we actually parked a Jeep on it and it did not give way.

      Made here in the USA by Master Amish belt makers this is a complicated belt to make but once done it is a true work of art. We start with two pieces of 10 oz. full grain vegetable tanned harness leather from USA steer hides. We then build in a spring steel core between the two layers which results in a belt that will probably last longer than you.

      The heavy-duty roller buckle is practically indestructible. This buckle makes cinching your belt down a breeze and reduces wear on the belt where it is used most. Holding this all together are two Chicago screws so you can easily swap our buckle out to a buckle of your choosing. Unlike snaps which can become weak and unreliable over time, Chicago screws are dependable and long-lasting.

      The Steel Core Belt is made from harness leather that is some of the toughest and strongest you will find. Other companies use a lighter duty leather which is easier to work with but results in a belt that can start to wrinkle in areas of stress. Each layer in our belt would stand on its own, but combine them and you could use it to tow a truck. 

      • 2 layers of full grain harness leather with a steel core center
      • 20 oz. weight
      • .37" thick
      • Heavy-duty roller buckle
      • Chicago screw construction
      • 6 holes spaced 1" on center
      • USA Made
      • USA steer hide
      • Sizes 32"-60" available
      • TriLayer Belt Leather + Steel + Leather
      • 100-year warranty


    • Style Number ACH104


       1 1/2"



      Leather Weight


      Leather Ply

      Tri-Layer: Leather + Steel + Leather

      Country Of Manufacture


      Leather Type

      USA Tanned North American Steer Hide 


      Heavy Duty Roller Buckle - USA or Imported

      Interchangeable Buckle

      Yes - Chicago Screw Construction
      3/8" Screws

      Number Of Holes and Spacing

      6 Holes Spaced 1" on Center


      100 Years*

    • If using your belt for concealed carry, or as a work belt to carry items on, we recommend buying 2 sizes larger than your pant size.
      EX: 36 pants, buy a 40 belt.

      For use without carrying items on the belt, buy one size larger than pant size.
      EX: 36 pants buy a 38 belt. 

      Belt Measurements

      For reference here are the measurement specifications if you wish to compare to a current belt you already own:

      IMPORTANT: Do not include buckle length in measurement. Measurements are from where the leather folds over the buckle.

      Belt Measurement Where to measure from

      Steel Core Belt Has 6 Holes Spaced 1" On Center
      *All measurements are approximate and can vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this belt.

      BELT SIZE Measurement to 3rd Hole Measurement To End Of Belt
      32 32" 38"
      34 34" 40"
      36 36" 42"
      38 38" 44"
      40 40" 46"
      42 42" 48"
      44 44" 50"
      46 46" 52"
      48 48" 54"
      50 50" 56"
      52 52" 58"
      54 54" 60"
      56 56" 62"
      58 58" 64"
      60 60" 66"
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    Phillip K.
    United States United States

    I am amazed by the quality and feel of this belt. It definitely supports both of my holsters very well. This is a rugged belt that will last forever. Don't mind any of the comparisons out there saying the belt is too stiff. It's supposed to be stiff! Buckling it takes more effort than a regular belt but it isn't difficult at all. I will definitely buy more belts in the future just to have spares!

    Travis R.
    United States United States
    No more drooping!

    I bought this belt to replace a droopy gun belt that I purchased a few years ago. This steel Core 1.5 inch belt is rock solid! I pack a .500 S&W Mag that destroys belts. I have had this Hanks Belt for about two months and use it daily to carry and it is in the same shape as the day I received it in the mail. There is virtually no wear at all. This is an excellent belt for heavy revolvers. I recommend this for the heavyweight pistols or for someone that just never wants to purchase a belt ever again. Awesome sturdy good looking belt!

    Kevin P.
    United States United States
    As Heavy Duty as it gets!

    So far so great! It is as stiff as my double nylon comp rig, but it looks nice enough to wear to church. I normally wear 38 waist pants. Got this belt in 42 and I fits in the fourth hole without a holster and third hole with my IWB. What I really like is that it fits through my belt loops like any other belt, unlike some of the nylon belts with Cobra-style buckles. Definitely recommend.

    John N.
    United States United States
    Love the belt

    First, I somehow measured wrong and had to return the first belt. The process was as painless as anyone could hope for, and when the post office scanned the return I had an email within about 2 hrs saying my new belt was being processed. how timely is that? thats unbeatable service in my eyes. the belt? I love it, comfortable with a full frame 1911 on it with 0 sag. getting the buckle hooked is getting easier every day, with a belt this strong its worth the extra second it takes. you do not get more than you pay for, you will never get this quality of a belt anywhere cheaper, its worth every penny I spent. Great belt Hanks, thanks for the awesome service.

    Jason Z.
    United States United States

    Awesome belt ! Very fast delivery ! Highly recommend.