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Richard Brandt is one fired-up, driven dude. Talking to him about his new venture, I could hardly get a word in edgewise. The former co-founder of Izola recently teamed-up with Creative Director Marnin Schwartz to launch their Brooklyn born brand Iron & Glory. As Richie tells it, the inspiration behind Iron & Glory is deeply rooted in their love of moto-culture, craft, & tradition. Both his grandfathers rode motorcycles, and it’s been a family thing ever since. In fact, a year or two ago Richie’s dad surprised the hell outta him by pulling out a few old black & white photos of Richie’s mom that he’d never seen before. Back in 1967 the young couple were on the road, and Richie’s dad spotted this motley crew of bikers on the side of the road and immediately pulled over. Somehow he talked these guys into an impromptu photo shoot, much to his wife’s surprise. That steely look in her eyes… it’s equal parts fear and loathing.
Iron & Glory offers a wide assortment of stainless steel flasks, lighters, tools, knives, keychains, and accessories engraved with one of their own designs, each with a personal meaning behind them. The straight razor speaks for itself, the axe is a tribute to our firefighters, and the wrenches represent the pride of wrenching what you ride. You can also submit your own original artwork. And all Iron & Glory goods are diamond engraved– not that run-of-the-mill, laser-engraved crap you’ll find at the local mall. You can also buy a badass b&w print of Richie’s mom & her motley crew– no shit, that’s really his mom.