Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

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Help needed on 1534 French Sword Belt

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I have a guy asking me if I can make him a sword belt like the one worn in 1534 by the French Explorer Jacques Cartier. I have trawled through my limited library and searched the internet but I can’t find any decent pictures of what a French sword belt from this era would look like. This is the only picture I have found but it doesn’t show the frog part of the belt.

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Anyone got any ideas on what they would look like?
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Depends if he actually wants a frog or not? They were still using direct suspension to fixtures on the scabbards then
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Yeah I have sorted it now I think. I found a picture of one that was recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose so I used that as a starting point. I'll post a picture once its made.
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Please do, sounds an interesting project.
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This is what I came up with in the end. I'd have liked to change a few things but the customers deadline and budget meant I had to miss out on things like a metal belt keeper and better strap end.

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a damn fine effort!
http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Rather nice, is that!
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Very nice - where did you get the metal fittings?

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Cheers!

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