The wearing of swords by civilians c.1775

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The wearing of swords by civilians c.1775

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Sword wearing by civilians c.1775 England?

References please to belts/baldrics or similar- looking for a simple but authentic method- buckles etc?

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Waistbelt under the waistcoat....two straps on side meeting at 45 degrees to form frog.
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Angelo'd be your man- images of his fencing and the swordbelt of the time here-
http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_ ... 51814&sid=
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The English abandon swords earlier than other Europeans, and canes become more common than swords by the 1770s. Besides the obvious gentility issues for citizens (the lower sort were mocked for pretensions to sword wearing), swords at this point might be more apt for formal occasions, or for specific needs, ie travelling.

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Yep...swords for gentleman's daywear had fallen out of fashion by this date

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Wotho Ian, yes the sword had dropped out of fashion for daywear by then, still worn for the odd formal evening doo and ceremonial occasions.
Some are held up by a 'chatalaine' type clip
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with two chains that clip onto rings on the scabbard
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With those bits that look like they are from a dog lead
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The chatalaine either goes over a belt or the top edge of your britches
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I knew I'd seen repros for sale somewhere-
http://www.gggodwin.com/370s.htm
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