Superb quality in hand stitched leather, with gold plated brass buckle and fittings.
It is rather unfortunate (but a fact of life), that as the years pass, our waistline invariably becomes progressively larger, and in an effort to save you money in the future, by having to buy a replacement belt, please note:
Although you are presently looking at an RAF Officers Ceremonial Sword Belt, I think it prudent to document a footnote we put on our Royal Navy Officers (Regulation) Sword Belt when listing it with eBay, as it is very relevant to potential buyers of this belt also.
"Although we have never, but never, criticised another seller on eBay we feel that it is in all potential buyers interests that we document the following.
There is a 'gentleman' from Pakistan who is advertising a Royal Navy Officers Regulation Leather Sword Belt and although the photograph of same is very good, you should be aware that initially he 'stole' the photograph of our Sword Belt, was reported to eBay, and withdrew it!
Following that, he came up with another photograph, but then used the close up of our buckle, and again was reported to eBay, and withdrew that one!
The present photograph as stated previously is very good, however, this Sword Belt is not, most definately not a Regulation RN Officers Sword Belt! and there are numerous reasons why, which I have no intention of documenting for him here, but if you choose to buy one of these, and show it (when you eventually receive it!) to an experienced RN Officer he will tell you why - in no uncertain terms!
For your reference (and his) he has now not only been reported to eBay for falsely describing the Sword Belt he is selling as Regulation, but also the Trading Standards Authority, and the British High Commission in Pakistan (Military Section).
This seller is what we would call in the UK a 'Rogue Trader' and well known as a seller of substandard products.
The choice is yours!"
And here he goes again!
All those that are familiar with what they are looking for here, will know at once that the belt this 'gentleman' is selling is nothing that even resembles an RAF Officers Ceremonial Sword Belt, and apart from thinking that the seller had completely 'lost his marbles', they would shake their head in disbelief and immediately move on.
However, there is a potentially dangerous downside here, as if somebody was not actually aware of what this item should look like, and buying it as a gift for a loved one, or on behalf of somebody else, one can imagine the incredible embarassment both the buyer and recipient would have to endure, as it could not/would not be allowed to be worn with an RAF uniform!
11 May 2010
Re the foregoing, we have been asked by one of our customers to add the following to the description
"Please would you add to your notes that the gentleman from Pakistan is now selling his belts from the UK for £49.99. (£20 more than the ones he has advertised from Pakistan). I know this because I have just received a belt from his UK outlet (not realising that it was the same seller) and you are right, it is completely wrong. For your info he is trading as Geoffrey-music1."