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Object Name Belt, Sword
Catalog Number 1993.44.07
Creator N. S. Meyer, Inc.
Date 1968-1972
Material(s) Leather/Brass/Metal
Dimensions H-38 W-2.5 inches
Description This is as Sam Brown style KMI sword belt without the shoulder straps. It has a black leather exterior and brown leather interior. There are 15 adjustment holes on the end that tapers to a point. On the opposite end is a stitched design, brass fittings and a buckle with "JAY-PEE" embossed on the front. There are two leather rings, one with a snap closure and the other with brass buckle. Attached to this brass buckle is metal sword hanger chain with a clasp at the end. Embossed on this chain is, "DEFENDER/RUST PROOF/ARMED FORCE/EQUIPMENT/NEWYORK/MEYER/WEST GERMANY". It has two brass "D" rings for the shoulder strap. Handwritten on the back, in black ink is, "Howard".
Notes This collection belonged to Frederick Fabian Howard, Jr., the donor's son. Howard was a member of the Kentucky Military Institute (KMI) class of 1972. The 1972 class was the last KMI class.
Collection Mary Brooks Howard Collection
People N. S. Meyer, Inc.
Howard, Frederick Fabian, Jr.
Subjects Belts (Clothing)
Military uniforms
Clothing & dress
Search Terms Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS