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Buckle sizing
#1
what on average is your buckle sizr on your belt? i'm currently using plates from Clang ARmoury http://clang.adkinssoftware.com/roman%2 ... %2001.html and cant seem to find a decent buckle. i want one period of course. hehehhe
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Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
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#2
I also used Clang's plates.
I got my buckles and frogs from Raymond's Quiet Press.
http://www.quietpress.com/Roman_Brooche ... lt_Fi.html
These came with the plates but you can probably request them without.
I decided after getting them that I didn't like mixing Clang's and Raymond's plates, so I ended grinding off the plates. Not hard using a thin wheel bench grinder.
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#3
ya you can order the frogs and buckle without the plates. jsut wondering what others used
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Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
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#4
Ratsdorf has some great work. But a bit expensive.
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#5
Some fantastic buckles are available from Erik at Aurificina Treverica in Germany.

http://www.replik-online.de

look under Romer/waffen/gurtel

Regards,
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#6
More expensive than Hoger... I think.
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#7
Ave,
La Wrens Nest in connecticut has some of the deepeeka buckles and belt plates available: http://www.lawrensnest.com/parts.html
They are very quick with shipping and all Big Grin wink:
However, prices are good, buckles are usable, yada yada yada.
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#8
I agree that both Clang and Raymond's Quiet Press have some very nice stock. Be carefull though. On Clang's page they show a plain plate with rolled ends. This it the correct contruction for a 1st century type 'B' plate but I know of no extant examples which lack a central motif of some sort. Certainly plain type 'A' plates (the narrower cast plates) existed but does anyone have any evidence for plain type 'B' plates?
Clang also show a type 'B' style plate with one end folded over to allow a buckle to be attached. To make a hinged type 'B' plate one end certainly should be folded over but all of the examples I am familiar with show the resultant tube to project beyond the end of the plate, which otherwise appears normal. Two sections of the tube have then been cut away to create three projecting tubes to which the two (or sometimes four) corresponding tubes on the buckle are hinged. I have never seen an actual example where the metal was folded back onto the FRONT of the plate to create a single tube.

Raymond's plates look very nice but it looks as if his type 'B' plates are cast not stamped as the originals were. Grew and Griffiths' 1992 article on pre-Flavian belt plates notes only a single example of a cast type 'B' plate (showing a pair of accanthus leaves) and it has been suggested that this may have been a makeshift copy done in a fort fabrica to make a quick replacement for a lost plate, made by casting into an impression made from one of the surviving plates from the bereft soldier's belt.

As I said, lots of nice stuff on both sites but remember that when buying reproduction kit it is always worth putting a little time into researching what you are after before you buy it.
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#9
got the buckle and pugio holders. got them from raymond's press. i got the large of the 2 buckles offered and it matches the clang plates perfectly. as to getting the clang plates, he's a buddy of mine and i helped mkae them in his shop, thus thats why i went with them hehehe.

thanks everyone
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Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
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