M/30 Leather Belt, Reproduction


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Our reproduction of the M/30 leather belt for enlisted men and NCOs. These belts have been made according to original 1931 manufacturing instructions. The belts were originally made with brass buckles from 1930 onwards but the usage of nickel plated steel buckles started in 1941.

These belts are made of 4 mm thick cowhide that has been dyed red-brown. The belts are 45 mm wide, have rounded edges and two embossed lines running along both edges. The buckle is brass or nickel plated steel and fastened by stitching with brown cotton cord. There is a leather pad under the buckle. They have two belt loops: one permanently fastened near the buckle and another free floating. The end of the belt is tapered and the size of the belt is stamped near the end. There are seven holes for adjusting the length.

Size table

Belt size Circumference when fastened
Minimum (cm) Maximum (cm) Minimum (inch) Maximum (inch)
100 75 95 29 1/2 37 3/8
110 85 105 33 7/16 41 5/16
120 95 115 37 3/8 45 1/4
130 105 125 41 5/16 49 3/16


Belt sizing

The stamped size of the belt is measured from the base of the buckle to the end of the belt, as per originals. You can see a table for the standard belt sizes above.

We suggest you select a belt where your waist circumference (measured with a tunic on) falls in the middle of the minimum and maximum circumferences. Then you can adjust the belt both ways according to what you are wearing.

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