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Title 4th Foot (the King's Own Royal Regiment) officer's waist belt clasp
Nationality British
Period c 1855-81

These buckles were introduced in 1855 and were worn until the abolition of the regimental numbering system in 1881 when county titles replaced the numbers. It is on its original white patent leather belt, with sword slings, as worn by all infantry officers.

The belt is somewhat distressed and the buckle has been broken at some point and silver soldered on one of the floral supports (left hand corner as you wear it, right hand as you look at it). However, this has been neatly done and the repair and condition is reflected in the price for what is quite a rare regimental example.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Belt Buckles : British : 19th Century]


I have now collected from depot and am very satisfied with the bayonet. Many thanks once again for your excellent service.

S H, UK, 04.02.2012

Just to let you know that the spoon came this morning and I am really pleased with it.

I C, Channel Islands, 26.02.2011