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    waistbelt: easy DIY

    I recently got Margaret Morrison to re-bag my Sterling Silver (hallmarked 1967) cantle by Frederick Narborough Birmingham.

    Not having a waistbelt that harmonised with it, I picked up a vintage silver-plate Evening Dress buckle (probably also by FN) and quickly made a brown belt for it.

    The buckle is the pattern that's been around since at least the 1930s and is designed for the purpose-made belt created to be worn with the Montrose shell jacket c1930. The buckle came with that nice patina and I'll leave it so.

    The belt was quickly put together with a Horween belt blank, some Chicago screws, a small buckle (goes on the inside) and the tool that cuts the scribe-lines along the edges.

    Frederick Narborough did make Sterling, and solid German Silver, hand-chased buckles which would perfectly match the sporran cantle but they're seldom seen for sale.

    Last edited by OC Richard; 4th June 22 at 09:36 PM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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