Wanted Ray Mears CANVAS belt

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kawasemi

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Has anyone got a CANVAS Ray Mears belt they would part with please? Not the leather belt.

They were not super popular and are no longer available on RM site.

I have had one and find it quite comfortable but it is now wearing thin...after much use.

Size 34/36 inches please. I can accomodate bigger but not smaller.

Cheers

K
 

gra_farmer

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Has anyone got a CANVAS Ray Mears belt they would part with please? Not the leather belt.

They were not super popular and are no longer available on RM site.

I have had one and find it quite comfortable but it is now wearing thin...after much use.

Size 34/36 inches please. I can accomodate bigger but not smaller.

Cheers

K
Can you post a picture of yours so we can see what it looks like
 

SCOMAN

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Ah right a cotton webbing belt. Military trouser belt try these;


plain buckle for it


if you look for cotton webbing belt on eBay or Amazon you may find one cheaper.
 

Erbswurst

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I didn't try it but it surely works well too.
It uses the other buckle system, like Fjällräven.
The one I have seen had a few sharper edges, but that you can remove in 5 minutes with a cheap sharpening stone or whatever.

Solognac belt 100

 

JonathanD

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None of these examples are the much higher quality Ray Mears belt Kawasemi was looking for though. That was an in house exclusive made by Becky Brewster. I just posted that Wested Indy example for those people who were curious as to what it was like.
 

tombear

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Is this the one?


A 1937 pat 2 inch buckle as used to hold the L straps to the Haversack or 1908 pat pack a length of 2 " inch linen webbing, either recycled surplus or you can get new stuff off ebay for about 5 quid a metre. Makers of repro WW1 and "webbing would be able to tell you were to get the thicker stuff or sell you enough. If I hadnt sold off all my spare 37 pat brass ware when I sold the collection off I'd post you a buckle. they are a couple of quid new on ebay usually.

ATB

Tom
 
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tombear

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Well technically its a 08 buckle repurposesd for 37 pat, sorry ive hung about Kharkeeweb too much. Currently you can get 20 Belgium post war issue new old stock ones for forty quid.
 

tombear

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Well technically its a 08 buckle repurposesd for 37 pat, sorry ive hung about Kharkeeweb too much. Currently you can get 20 Belgium post war issue new old stock ones for forty quid.
For any one who wants to make up their own Soldier of fortune do 47 inch long lengths of 2 inch wide linen webbing for 9.99. Theres a brass chapes on each end and its sold as retro 1908 pattern shoulder brace. Easy enough to cut those of and get some one to sew on some leather bits although mechanically speaking the brass end is better, Mills knew what they were doing. They also have pairs of Bucklebury 5quid. Other reenactment suppliers probably have better quality webbing but you'll pay more.

Atb

Tom
 

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