Object Title

Carbine belt

Carbine belt

Date

1650

Object Number

XIII.303

Provenance

Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House (inventory no. B.49)

Physical Description

The strap is of buff leather. At the base is a plain iron spring clip, mounted on a rectangular loop with a roller on the upper half. The upper front of the belt is fitted with a buckle, with medial cusps and a spike riveted to the strap. Below this is a similarly cusped loop for the strap end, and at the end of the belt a teardrop finial. The strap is pierced with nineteen holes for the buckle. The iron fittings are black. There are numerous rust-coloured stains on the leather. The buckle rivets are missing, and the buckle is attached by string

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1370 mm (53 15/16in), Width: 68-75 mm (2 43/64 in), Width of swivel frame: 95 mm (3 47/64 in), Width of buckle 75 mm (2 61/64 in) Weight: 354 g

Bibliographic References

Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum [souvenir guide], Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2000, p.8 (col. illus.)