8130Re: [medieval-leather] Swordbelt
- Aug 1, 2003Hey Jon,I know I am probably just particularly dense, but I can't get a picture of this in my head from your description. Is there any way I could persuade you to inconvenience yourself by post a picture to the group archives? Thanks!Scott
Jonathan T Getty <jtg0@...> wrote:
I got to examine a few very nice ones at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow
last year. The basic design is a bi or tripartite panel with straps made
by extending the body downward into the straps; the straps attach either
to a separate buckle strap, or on a slider (tongueless buckle). I have
plenty of pictures of these, but you can probably find plenty of period
portraits. The overall shape of the 9-buckle hanger I just carved is a
tripartite bell, 7" high (excluding straps and hook) and 7" wide.
They usually have a hook on the top of the hanger that attaches just
behind the left hip, to a mount on the belt. Another strap across the
backside of the hanger crosses the body and attaches to the belt (another
hook and mount) a little right of center or at the right hip. Also note
that these weren't necessarily made out of leather... of the three I saw,
one was all fabric, one was embroidered silk over leather, and the third
was two layers of leather, pinked to exposed a fabric layer.
On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, ren_junkie wrote:
> Hey all. I was wondering if anyone knows of where i can get a pattern
> or plan for an Elizabethan rapier hanger. I'm not looking for a
> fantasy version of one, I need the most histroically accurate plans I
> can get my mitts on. All help is appreciated.
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