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Officer belts: description, purpose

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Officer belts: description, purpose
Officer belts: description, purpose

The belt became part of military uniforms several centuries ago. Without this important element of uniform, it is impossible to imagine either an ordinary soldier or a commander. Army belts are distinguished by purpose, color, texture, buckle, and also depending on the military rank. Usually they are divided into two types - soldier and commander. Now we will talk about the officer's belt.

officer belts
officer belts


Officer's belts are designed for commanders. They are made strictly according to specifications approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense. The material is genuine leather dyed through, always high-quality, thick and durable, the army belt is designed for significant loads. Officer belts have the following characteristics:

  1. Length - from 110 to 140 cm. According to the size chart, there are four sizes depending on the waist circumference: the first (from 83 to 98 cm), the second (from 93 to 108 cm), the third (from 100 to 115 cm), fourth (from 113 to 125 cm).

  2. Product width is typically 50mm although other variations are possible.

  3. An officer's leather belt can be unlined or lined with yuft. It can be smooth or stitched.

  4. The most noticeable element of the belt is the buckle, which is made of steel or brass. It can be with the image of the symbols of the state, type of troops or without it.

  5. Color is strictly regulated: black or brown.

  6. Modern military belts are black, fastened with a bi-metal two-pin buckle.

  7. Ceremonial pieces are made of yellow braid and equipped with a brass buckle.

officer's leather belt
officer's leather belt


The officer's belt as military equipment has a purely practical purpose:

  • holding pants;

  • used to attach a field bag, a holster with a weapon, a gas mask, a flask of water, other equipment;

  • used as a flail: during close combat, the free end is wound around the hand and, making certain movements, they try to hit the opponent with a buckle.

Officer's belts in our time are in demand in civilian life. They appealed to tourists, fishermen, hunters, lovers of outdoor activities. The belt can carry various items, including heavy ones. It performs the role of a rope, excellently copes with heavy loads and can withstand the weight of several people. An army belt is an indispensable thing on a camping trip.

officer's belt
officer's belt

No wondersuch a stylish thing was liked by modern dandies and fashionistas who prefer military style in clothes. Particular attention was paid to copies from the times of the Soviet Union with brass buckles with a star.


Officer's belts have advantages over ordinary ones. Unlike the latter, they are made according to ancient technologies from good quality leather, are very strong, durable, are not afraid of moisture, gun oil, ultraviolet rays, retain their original appearance for many years, have a stylish appearance, and never go out of fashion. Today you can buy both a copy of the times of the USSR, and a modern one. The price of a new belt is from 350 to 1100 rubles.

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