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European Sword Belt

Description:

A main necessity and accessory to the sword is the sword belt and scabbard used to carry such weaponry. A sword belt is a belt with an attachment for the swords' scabbard, used to carry swords when not in use. It is usually fixed to the scabbard of the sword, providing a fast means of drawing the sword in battle. Examples of sword belts include the Balteus which was used by the Roman legionary and the Baldric which would have typically been worn over the shoulder eventually moving down the body to be worn around the waist.

 

There is very little information known about this object.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000465
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Leisure Trust


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