973Re: linen straps
- Mar 1, 1999Tim,
I can't recall seeing any original cartridge pouches/boxes or bayonet
carriages made with linen fabric cut and sewn into straps. However there are
several made of linen webbing about 2 to 2 1/2 inches wide. By webbing I mean
a strap made on a loom, sort of like the 18th C. version of a auto seat belt.
This sort of linen webbing has become available in the last year or two. Some
of it is flax linen from England, where it is used as equistrian surcingles,
and others are from China where it is made of heavy brown hemp linen.
40th Foot, Light Infantry
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