Sword Belt with two slings. Used by a soldier in the Victorian Engineers, circa 1893.

Physical Description

Red leather belt with two bands of gold wire stitched around upper and lower edges. Simple brass loop to adjust length. Circular buckle with Victorian cross and stars surrounded by motto, attached to belt with stylized floral clasps. Two red leather sword slings with gold wire stitching along edges, attached to the belt; one on a simple brass loop, the other with a red leather and gold wire stitched loop. At the end of each sling is a buckle with a lion's head at each end. A further three brass loops on the underside of the belt, to allow the slings to be moved.

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