Are you using the buckle as part of your hammock suspension? Are the buckles strong enough? Or are you using a marlinspike hitch on the doubled belt ends without putting any load on the buckle? Inquiring minds want to know.
That's a beautiful job on the leather belt, but what I'm interested in is a tree hugger that's safe. Your sewn-in rings look nice and strong. Are you hanging from them rather than the plastic buckle? Could you use two rings instead of a buckle? For the trail I'd leave the nice leather belt at home and use a strap that could double as a tree hugger.
Hellllooo WV! The dee rings are good for a couple thousand pounds and have a swl of about 750lbs if I remember right. Sooo many dee rings, sooo little time