Pittsburg is known for a lot of things (we’re looking at you Primanti Bros), but above all else, it’s known for being steel country. So it’s no surprise that Michael Studebaker, a Pittsburgh native, is making his living off manipulating metal into every day objects. Working out of a basement studio, Studebaker bends metals like brass and silver to his will, turning out products using traditional methods that command respect.
The Hand-Forged Pivot Cuff is an example of how old school metal working produces superior, made-to-last products. The cuff was made with over 100 hammer blows, and then twisted to create a smooth arc. Available in brass, copper, or sterling silver, the cuff only gets better looking with time, and bends slightly to adjust for a better fit. Studebaker stamps each product with his name and “Pittsburgh,” reminding you where your heirloom-worthy piece was born.