BELTS

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Belt size and waist size are not the same thing, Using the belt that fits now when wearing with your uniform and equipments measure as shown in the image. This is your belt size.
Shipping on any one belt is $6, three belts would fit in one flat rate package so if you want to buy two or three belts you would save on shipping. These belts are all individually hand crafted in Virginia and use US leather. Each belt is one of a kind so email first to see if it has sold.
B-1
Belt size 34", holes range 31-36"
Waxed leather early war Federal waistbelt with standing loop keeper.  Iron dyed and it soaked through and dyed most of the back of the belt, I have seen this effect in original cartridge boxes and I think the high humidity on the day I did the dying may have caused it.  Comes with the belt plate shown.
$50 + shipping
B-2
Belt size 34", holes range 31-36"
Waxed leather early war Federal waistbelt with standing loop keeper.  Iron dyed and it soaked through and dyed most of the back of the belt, I have seen this effect in original cartridge boxes and I think the high humidity on the day I did the dying may have caused it.  Comes with the belt plate shown. The holes on this one were punched to match an original belt I examined, not sure if it was on purpose or a mistake but it was interesting so I repeated it in this belt.
$50 + shipping
B-3
Belt size 44", holes range 41-47"
Painted cloth Confederate belt, mid to late war.
$40 + shipping
B-6
Belt size 41", holes range 39-43 3/4"
Civilian or militia hidden buckle belt, I have seen a few of these and they are all different,  one example was part of a New Englander's 1812 militia set, his had a tiny tin drum canteen with belt loop, couldn't have held more than a cup so he wasn't planning to march very far. There is also one pictured in the book Packing Iron. Iron dyed with undyed billet and buckle ends.
$60 + shipping
B-7
Belt size 40", holes range 35-44"
CS/civilian roller buckle belt, not dyed and will darken with use.
$50 + shipping
B-8
Civilian or Confederate belt, iron dyed leather with hand tinned brass buckle.  All hand made right here in Virginia by me using US leather, couldn't tell you where the buckle was made but I tinned it. Size is about 43" and ranges from 40" - 45". $50 + shipping
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B-11
Federal enlisted belt, early war with standing loop. Smooth side out, iron dyed.  This belt is uncut so you have to give me the correct size so I can cut the belt and attach the buckle.
$50 + shipping even if you take the full size possible of 69", btw I keep the part I cut off, it is a gamble for me that I get a useful bit of leather but I am not charging extra for a long belt like most people do.
B-12
Painted canvas Confederate belt with standing loop to get in your way just like the early war Federal. Cut to size, shipped as is so you can do it or mail me your belt plate and size (you have to have that right because I can't just guess and get it right) and for an extra $10 I will cut and install your plate but you will have to pay first. Up to size 48 + whatever the belt plate adds.  It isn't hard to put your own plate on and you might even do a better job than I would and you would save the extra charge and get your belt that much faster.
Price a very low $30 + shipping
B-13
Georgia frame very Confederate belt. Iron dye, 1 7/8" wide, size 35"  with the holes ranging from 29 3/4-39"  A very basic Confederate item hand made in Virginia of all US materials.
Only $44 + shipping
B-14
Painted canvas Confederate belt with standing loop to get in your way just like the early war Federal. Cut to size, shipped as is so you can do it or mail me your belt plate and size (you have to have that right because I can't just guess and get it right) and for an extra $10 I will cut and install your plate but you will have to pay first. Up to size 48 + whatever the belt plate adds.  It isn't hard to put your own plate on and you might even do a better job than I would and you would save the extra charge and get your belt that much faster.
Price a very low $30 + shipping 
B-16 SOLD
Georgia frame belt with weak iron dye making it the brown colour associated with Confederate leather. If you are a good soldier you will apply blacking and keep it nicely polished and it won't look so brown and rebellious.  Wider than many belts so check your cap box and bayonet scabbard to see if they will fit on a 2 1/2" wide belt.
Size is 43" with the range being 36-48
Price just $44 + shipping even with the extra width.
B-17
Georgia frame belt , iron dye.  Wider than many belts so check your cap box and bayonet scabbard to see if they will fit on a 2" wide belt. All my belts are USA leather and hand sewn.
Size is 35" with the range being 30-39 3/4"
Price just $44 + shipping
Did you notice the file marks on the Georgia frames? They should be there, it wasn't about looks but speed and function, they had to get a lot of belts around the waists of soldiers so they didn't spend a lot of time making them pretty. (note too I said waist not hips, 19th century fashion and custom placed these belts higher than we wear them today, this is part of why the size looks so big compared to what you buy as jeans which ride very low in comparison. )
Officer's Sword Belt SOLD
This is a belt meant for field use. Can be adjusted from size 35" to 55", let me know and I will adjust it for your size but you can of course readjust within that range as needed. Has British style hangers rather than snaps to make it stand out from the usual imported belts sold elsewhere. All US leather hand sewn and crafted here in Virginia. I don't make these very often so they are quite rare. Uses a plate that was also made in Virginia (Hanover Brass). Front hanger strap is 10 1/2 " back is 29 1/2" and both are adjustable. Has the safe behind the plate and a guard at the front hanger. Price is only $190 + shipping and hardly reflects the hours that go into a belt this complex.
The sword hangers work like some bridles in that the strap with the buckle folds back upon itself with the scabbard ring securely in place. As there is no ring in the photo it is being held not by the weight of the sword but by a bit of thread. You can see in the upper image the space where the ring would be normally. This is the method used on British sword belts.
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