Speakeasy Original is a SOCAL custom jewelry company (read, a craftsman at a forge in his garage) run by Jonathan Clingenpeel, whose “day job” is in the 3d modeling department at Oakley.
Hoss Revolver Ring
Named in honor of the Eric “Hoss” Cartwright played by Dan Blocker in the Western series Bonanza, the Hoss is made of .935 silver and is available in sizes 7 up to 15. Given what can be seen of their custom work, you might be able to get it in other sizes as well.
Speakeasy Original’s website description reads,
“Need we tell you where we got our inspiration for this piece? You might still be able to watch some reruns of Bonanza and I’m sure Hoss would be proud to sport this ring. However, the only thing shooting out of this chamber might be your middle finger.”
Speakeasy Original has a wide variety of designs available, including some you may have seen on the screen while watching Sons of Anarchy.
Dan “Hoss Cartwright” Blocker was a 6 ft. 4 in., 300+ pound actor, a native Texan, and a former infantry sergeant during the Korean War (where he received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat). He portrayed the Cartwright family’s middle son as a somewhat Falstaffian, “big and friendly” character, almost always seen in a brown vest over a white shirt, brown pants, and a flat-brim ten-gallon hat.
David Reeder’s Wu Tang name is Lucky Prophet. He is a retired AF veteran, former Peace Officer, and current Tier 2.5 writer-operator. Over the course of his career, he has worked a variety of military and lE billets, served as an Observer-Controller at the National Homeland Security Training Center, a MOUT instructor, and an MTT tracking instructor. Although he only updates his website once in a very great while, he can absolutely be relied upon to post to social media (@reederwrites) at least once a month. -Ish.
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