Medieval Knight's Belt Saint George, Leather with Brass Fittings, various colours
This elegant medieval belt is named after Saint George (George of Lydda) , his veneration as a Great Martyr spread throughout the Middle East and Europe over the centuries. By the time of the crusades (11th/12th c.), Saint George had become one of the most worshipped military saints.
He was praised as a model of chivalry, and the myths and legends surrounding his life and deeds (most popular - the legend of St. George and the Dragon) continued to be passed down through the generations in the Middle Ages.
High and late medieval depictions of him - often portrayed mounted on a white horse - are just countless.
This approx. 4 cm wide belt is crafted from sturdy, 2 mm thick leather. It is fitted with a large buckle featuring the famous medieval iconography of Saint George on his horse slaying the dragon with his lance. The belt is adorned with a series of alternating heraldic eagles and stylized fleurs-de-lis. All fittings are made of brass.
The belt is approx. 135 cm long and does not have any punch holes. The back of the buckle is equipped with a pin that anchors into the hole in the end tip. The tip comes unmounted and must be fitted by the customer (hardware is included). This allows the wearer, if needed, to adjust (cut) the belt to a comfortable, custom fit before mounting the tip. Alternatively, the belt can be punched to accommodate the back pin, or just worn "knotted" in true medieval style.
This leather belt is most fitting for settings of the high and late Middle Ages and particularly well-suited for the representation of a 13th or 14th century knight or nobleman.
This fine knight's belt is a classy, authentic addition to any medieval garb and an ideal accessory for medieval markets, re-enactment events and LARP gatherings.
- Material: genuine 2 mm thick leather, brass
- Available colours: black or dark brown
- Length: approx. 135 cm
- Width: approx. 4 cm
- Buckle: approx. 6.8 x 6.8 cm
- Weight: approx. 330 g
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
- Stock: In Stock
- Model: 2572
- SKU: 1664001830