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Jojo Zerach





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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: 14th century sword belts and suspension.         Reply with quote

Does anyone know how these belts worked, exactly? (note the coloured inset picture.)

http://effigiesandbrasses.com/monuments/john_...189/large/

I'm hung up on the scababrd suspension, and the thin secondary belt. (Would it be attatched to the main belt, or would it be seperate? )
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is clearly a second, narrower belt, a thing seen very often in this time period. The thin belt would be used to keep the surcoat,etc. from flapping about and would probably be worn even when the scabbard/belt are not.

The suspension is also pretty standard: The buckle is attached with a short decorated leather piece to the ring on the scabbard locket and the tongue of the belt passes through the buckle and is tucked behind the sword. That's the way I see it.

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Jojo Zerach





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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, I was thinking the little belt was seperate.
So it looks like the belt is basically cut, and the sword suspended between two modified strapends.
Do you happen to know if these were cast or not? I was wondering if a simpler one be made from sheet metal. (like a buckle plate.)
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