Knight's Belt from the Black Prince Edward of Woodstock

Although Edward of Woodstock (1330-1376, also known as The Black Prince, the eldest son and heir of King Edward III of England, died prematurely and never ascended the English throne, he was praised by his contemporaries as a model of chivalry. His achievements as an English commander during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France earned him a place among the greatest knights of his time. More information...

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Knight's Belt from the Black Prince Edward of Woodstock

This elegant, heavy medieval belt we offer here is a reconstruction of his hip belt (or so-called arse-girdle) as represented on his true-to-life gilt bronze tomb effigy, which can still be admired in the Canter-bury Cathedral in Kent, England (see last picture above).

Our approx. 6 cm wide belt is composed of a thick leather core encased in an additional, thinner, black leather layer that is stitched at the back. Just like on the original effigy, it is adorned with a series of blue enamelled disc-shaped plates made of brass that feature a lion’s head. The quatrefoil-shaped belt buckle, also made of blue enamelled brass, features a standing heraldic lion (so-called lion statant guardant). The knight’s belt is available in three sizes and does not have any punch holes. The back of the buckle is equipped with a pin that anchors into the hole in the end tip.

This fine leather belt is a classy, authentic addition to any medieval garb and an ideal accessory for medieval markets, re-enactment events and LARP gatherings. It is most fitting for settings of the High and Late Middle Ages, and particularly well-suited for the representation of a 14th century knight or nobleman.

  • Material: leather, antiqued brass (blue enamelled)
  • Available size: S, M, L
  • Thickness: approx. 0.7 cm (with round fittings approx. 1.7 cm)
  • Width: approx. 6 cm
  • Buckle: approx. 6.5 x 6.5 cm
  • Discs: approx. 4 cm in diameter / 1 cm thick

Size chart:

Size Length overall (with buckle) approx. Length strap only (without buckle) approx. Weight approx.
S 96 cm 91 cm 1,4 kg
M 106 cm 101 cm 1,5 kg
L 120 cm 115 cm 1,65 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

Please keep in mind that leather is a natural product, and variations in colour and grain are quite normal. Each item is thus unique, and above pictures are for reference only.

The buckle and brass fittings may show a slight patina or surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain them on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel and brass care.

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