1855 SABER BAYONET BELT FROG

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Item Code: 2021-714

When first adopted, the heavy brass-hilted saber bayonet was intended to be carried on the 1855 pattern rifleman’s belt, which an integral bayonet frog, as well as two brass slides intended to help with the weight by hooking on the knapsack straps. With the expansion of the army for the Civil War and the number of saber bayonets of different patterns in use, it was expedient to start making separate frogs with belt loops for wear on conventional infantry waist belts.

This frog is made of black bridle leather and has the facing piece creating the pocket sewn along either side with a double row of stitching and the belt loops secured by stitching and rivets. This is designed to take the 1855 style scabbard with flat staple on the upper mount that would protrude through a slot in the leather and be locked in place by a tab passing through it on the exterior. This is in excellent condition, with nice color and finish, just a few wear spots on the edges of the belt loops, slight wrinkling, and slight oxidation toward brown. The locking tab is in place and full length, showing some loss of finish from flexing. [sr] [ph:m]

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