Blackened buff 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 with applied German silver wreath. Both long and short leather saber straps and brass saber hook are present, as well as the shoulder strap which is frequently missing. The leather is soft and supple with an old repair where the buckle meets the belt. A fine example of the classic Civil War cavalry belt rig.
Inventory Number: LEA 300