Our reproduction of the M/27 leather belt for enlisted men and NCOs. These belts have been made according to original manufacturing instructions and compared to original examples.
The M/22 belts were originally made with undyed or light brown leather, but from 1927 onwards the designation was changed to M/27 and dark brown leather was used. Even though the M/27 belts were officially replaced by M/30 belts during WW2 they can still be seen used in a lot of photos, most likely because there were still a lot of M/27 belts in stock.
These belts are made of 4 mm thick cowhide that has been dyed dark brown. The belts are 45 mm wide, have rounded edges and embossed lines running along both edges. The buckle hook is hot blued steel and fastened by stitching with white cotton thread. The adjustment strap has 4 pairs of holes with 34 mm intervals, and is handstitched to the belt with white waxed linen thread. The end of the belt is rounded and the size of the belt is stamped near the end.
You need an M/27 buckle to use this belt.
See the additional tab above for size information.