Bridle leather model 1851 saber belt worn by Federal enlisted cavalrymen prior to and during Civil War. Complete with an original regulation 1851 pattern brass eagle belt plate and matching keeper. The belt plate is solid cast brass with a pleasing uncleaned patina. Both long and short leather saber straps and brass saber hook are present. Constructed of smooth out bridle leather, the belt exhibits surface crazing and has a split at the loop at the bottom of the long saber strap but is very supple and flexible. This would display well with a Civil War cavalry saber.
Inventory Number: LEA 276