Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

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Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby PoD » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:58 am

I have a guy asking me if I can make him a sword belt like the one worn in 1534 by the French Explorer Jacques Cartier. I have trawled through my limited library and searched the internet but I can’t find any decent pictures of what a French sword belt from this era would look like. This is the only picture I have found but it doesn’t show the frog part of the belt.

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Anyone got any ideas on what they would look like?


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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby Mark Griffin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:49 pm

Depends if he actually wants a frog or not? They were still using direct suspension to fixtures on the scabbards then


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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby PoD » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:51 am

Yeah I have sorted it now I think. I found a picture of one that was recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose so I used that as a starting point. I'll post a picture once its made.


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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby Mark Griffin » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:11 am

Please do, sounds an interesting project.


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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby PoD » Wed May 15, 2013 2:17 pm

This is what I came up with in the end. I'd have liked to change a few things but the customers deadline and budget meant I had to miss out on things like a metal belt keeper and better strap end.

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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby Mark Griffin » Wed May 15, 2013 2:33 pm

a damn fine effort!


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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby lucy the tudor » Wed May 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Rather nice, is that!


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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby Stuart Ivinson » Wed May 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Very nice - where did you get the metal fittings?



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Re: Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

Postby PoD » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:33 pm



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