Sword Belt - Officer's, Victorian Garrison Artillery, 1892-1901 Object Reg. No: HT 21379 6

Sword belt, which was worn by Robert McKeeman Oakley, an officer in the Victorian Artillery Garrison, from 1892-1901, and in the Australian Garrison Artillery from 1901. There are no identifying marks.

The sword belt was worn around the waist. The two slings of differing lengths were attached to the belt; a sword was attached to the bottom of the slings.
The leather sword belt fastens with a simple rectangular metal buckle with two teeth. The belt has two rings and a hook at the front. The slings attached to the rings. The hook allowed the sword to be worn up. Stitching on the reverse indicates the belt was once decorated on the obverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Darrell Oakley, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 100 mm (Width), 1090 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: uniforms, military history, militaria australian, colonial military forces
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
User: Major Robert Oakley - Victorian Artillery Garrison, Australia, 1892-1901

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