Irish / Hibernian Belt #1
Strap construction follows examples from the period finds from the 9th – 11th C.
Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York – Q.Mould, I.Carlisle & E.Cameron, page 3396, find reference 15697 Type 4 subcategory a1.
Schleswig Assemblage – Schnack 1998, abb.24, no.3
We are delighted to offer this belt as part of our new range.
The strap (16.5mm wide) has been made from Veg-tan Bovine leather that has been soaked and formed before being sewn.
Colour – Brown (Achievable with Spruce bark tanage)
The Fittings are made from cast brass/bronze/copper alloy replica fittings, the buckle plate is hand made by us and is stamped with period appropriate designs.
Please note that the strap ends are riveted on when the belt is made to measure, not sewn as in the pictures. Please leave your required measurements upon ordering, we need to know:
- Total length required.
- Fitting size ( eg. 38″) where you plan to wear your new belt.
- Fitting size if wearing it over armour.
Please allow some variation in colour due to differences in monitors
Suitable for portrayal of a 9th – 11th C ‘European’ persona.
This belt is accepted for use within:
The Vikings (NFPS)
Many other Groups and Societies also accept these for use, if in doubt please check with your group/society Authenticity/Provenance Officer or refer to your kit Guides. If you would like to add your Group or Society to the above list please let us know.