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18th century sword belt hanger

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:21 pm
by border reiver
I am looking for information and picture of sword belts and hangers for small swords does any one have any information


Re: 18th century sword belt hanger

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:45 am
by Phil the Grips
Smallswords can be seen sported on baldricks, "a la bandolier" in a military, specifically naval, context; such as seen in de St Martin- ... re&f=false

A modern translation with cleaned up plates is available here as a fundraiser for next year's American Smallsword Symposium- ... 83421.html

However the usual method was "a la ceinture" as can be seen in Angelo- ... 00x210.jpg

There are also sword chains, "en chaine", which are much later, and usually associated with court swords, as can be seen in reproduction here-

Of course it would be remiss of me to neglect punting this book while I am here ;-) - ... t=43536257
and the International Smallsword Symposium in October 2015-

Re: 18th century sword belt hanger

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:01 am
by border reiver
many thanks Phil