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    Kilt belt with D rings for a Sporran?

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    Just noticed this kilt belt for sale and its description states D rings attached for a sporran.

    I'm guessing you would need 2 small sporran chains with clips on both ends to attach to the sporran and belt?
    I've never seen this type of belt and dont think I've ever seen small sporran chains for sale.
    I suppose you could just put a traditional chain on and feed through the D rings but dont think that would look correct or just ignore the D rings and wear sporran as normal.

    I like the idea of this belt but would I need to make my own small chains or are they available to buy?

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    I'm no expert, but I've never seen anything like this before. Perhaps this is what inspired Sporran Hangers?

    I'd think you could modify a typical sporran chain pretty easily by cutting off the extra links and adding some small clips from a crafts or hobby store.

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    Sporran suspenders are small chains with leather loops that fit over the belt.



    But due to the wide spacing of these "D" rings, I suspect that they are designed for the regular sporran chain to slide through. In this case all they do is hold the sporran chain a bit higher so the sporran chain does not go under the belly.

    Honestly this is the first time I have seen this. They look like a custom, 1-off, or wearer added thing.
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    I'm cynicalas to whether this is a Kilt belt with D rings for sporran- looks more like it could be part of a Sam Brown to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    Sporran suspenders are small chains with leather loops that fit over the belt.



    But due to the wide spacing of these "D" rings, I suspect that they are designed for the regular sporran chain to slide through. In this case all they do is hold the sporran chain a bit higher so the sporran chain does not go under the belly.

    Honestly this is the first time I have seen this. They look like a custom, 1-off, or wearer added thing.

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    Having worn many Sam Brown Belts I can say this is not like any I ever wore.

    A Sam Brown is a load bearing device for a sword, pistol or heavy map case. There are four attachment places all on the left. Two up and two down.






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    My first thought was also Sam Browne but couldn't figure the spacing. It may have been the inspiration for the one-off that Steve suggested or just a new idea from a leather worker.

    Would the OP care to share a link to the belt?

    My issue with hangers or this type of belt is when you want to move your sporran off to the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhran4me View Post
    My first thought was also Sam Browne but couldn't figure the spacing. It may have been the inspiration for the one-off that Steve suggested or just a new idea from a leather worker.

    Would the OP care to share a link to the belt?

    My issue with hangers or this type of belt is when you want to move your sporran off to the side.
    Sold now but here is the link...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143770235881

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhran4me View Post
    My first thought was also Sam Browne but couldn't figure the spacing. It may have been the inspiration for the one-off that Steve suggested or just a new idea from a leather worker.

    Would the OP care to share a link to the belt?

    My issue with hangers or this type of belt is when you want to move your sporran off to the side.
    My first thought too. I do wear a Sam Browne as a kilt belt.

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    Are there conventions about which side the buckle should be worn?
    That might hint at the intended orientation, up or down, of the D rings.

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