Scarce 1862 Pattern Civil War U.S. Navy Issue Seaman’s Belt
Scarce 1862 Pattern Civil War U.S. Navy Issue Seaman’s Belt – This early Civil War belt replaced the pre-war brass hook and standing loop type seaman’s belt; the notable change exhibited by this belt was the Goodyear patented friction buckle. The buckle, constructed of black painted iron, was riveted to the end of the belt via a blued flat sheet of iron. Examples of this belt are found in bridle and buff leather; this example was constructed of a finer, folded and pleated, officer style, leather. These belts are quite rare; this is the only example we have encountered constructed of this finer grade of leather. The belt and buckle are in excellent condition.