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Belts and Pouches

Boy, carrying a sword around in your hand all day is a freakin' drag. Why not nab a belt or frog to hang that thing on your hip or back? It looks much better and sure beats clutching that claymore all day. And while you're at it, why not get a pouch to store your wallet, keys and spell components?
SBA-BELT-BALDRIC

SBA-BELT-BALDRIC

Black Leather Sword Baldric

$43

In Stock!

SBA-BELT-DAGGERFROG

SBA-BELT-DAGGERFROG

Black Leather Frog Hanger for Daggers and Small Swords

$12

In Stock!

SBA-BELT-SWORDFROG

SBA-BELT-SWORDFROG

Black Leather Adjustable Sword Frog with Chromed Buckles

$15

In Stock!

SBA-FROG-ANGLED

SBA-FROG-ANGLED

Angled Leather Sword Frog for Left or Right Draw

$15

In Stock!

SBC-WEST-HOLSTER

SBC-WEST-HOLSTER

Tooled Leather Holster Belt

$104

In Stock!

SBCM-FROG-UNIV

SBCM-FROG-UNIV

Universal Leather Sword Frog for Right Handed Draw

$15

In Stock!

SBF-ACC-SWDFROG-TRI

SBF-ACC-SWDFROG-TRI

Two-Point Decorative Leather Frog for LARP Swords

$27

In Stock!

SBPT-BELT-GUARDSMAN

SBPT-BELT-GUARDSMAN

Knight Gaurdsman - Thick Leather Knight's Belt

$25

In Stock!

SBPT-HANGERS

SBPT-HANGERS

Deluxe Leather LARP Sword Hanger

$31

In Stock!

SBPT-HOLDER

SBPT-HOLDER

Deluxe Leather LARP Sword Hanger

$16

In Stock!

SBAG-MARQUEBUCKLE

SBAG-MARQUEBUCKLE

Letter of Marque Belt Buckle - Skull and Crossbones Belt Buckle, English Pewter

$73

Out of Stock

SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-LG

SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-LG

2.5-Inch Mount for Swords, Axes, Daggers and More

$20

Out of Stock

SBIF-KNIFEHOLDER

SBIF-KNIFEHOLDER

Leather Holster for foamThrowing Knife

$8

Out of Stock

SBIF-RINGBELT

SBIF-RINGBELT

Leather Ring Belt - Thick Leather Medieval belt with Utility Hooks

$27

Out of Stock

SBPT-BACKHANGERS

SBPT-BACKHANGERS

High-Quality, Adjustable Backhangers

$88

Out of Stock

SBPT-BELT-ADVENTURER

SBPT-BELT-ADVENTURER

Adventurer Belt - Thick Leather Medieval belt with Utility Hooks

$24

Out of Stock

SBSO-RINGBELT

SBSO-RINGBELT

Long Unisex Belt with Steel Ring

$55

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

The Skull and Crossbones
Sure, it's come to symbolize piracy in all of its form, but the skull and crossbones had a very specific (and terrifying) meaning back in the Golden Age of Piracy.

Back then, the skull and crossbones meant that the crew had eaten their last chicken and that all they had left were bones. So they flew the skull and crossbones to ask other ships if they could spare a couple of chickens. Okay, that's not really what it meant, but my 3-year-old twins were asking me what I was writing and I couldn't very well tell them the truth, now could I?

The truth is, the skull and crossbones was the symbol for "No Quarter." If a pirate ship flew this flag when it was approaching an enemy ship, it meant that the crew of that ship should expect no mercy -- every last man would be killed. This of course was a brash move, and only the most confident (or foolish) of captains would fly it. Why? Because it meant that every man on the opposing ship would fight rabidly, knowing that failure meant certain death. It also meant that if one of the shipmates had a brother or cousin on that ship, they'd have to kill him, which would wreak havoc with his family and bring down years of guilt from his mother. (Editor's note: That's not true.) (Writer's note: Okay, you're right, it would bring down decades of guilt, not years).(Editor's note: Please stop. The reader's are getting tired of this.) (Writer's Note: Well, you started it.) (Editor's note: You're the one telling outright lies.) (Writer's note: they're not outright lies. I mean, if the captain said no quarter, it means no quarter, right? Even if it's your brother, right?)(Editor's note: I'm sure they could make an exception if ... oh what am I talking about. Knock it off).

Ahem ... There were a few captains who took variations of the skull and crossbones as their personal flags. Jack Rackham (better known as Calico Jack) had the skull and crossed swords. Edward England had the typical skull and crossbones, and Stede Bonnet bore a flag with a skull, one bone beneath it, a dagger to the left and a heart to the right. Christopher Condent used three small skull and crossbones in a row, and Henry Avery used the skull and crossbones with the skull facing to the side and wearing a headscarf and earring.

Inspired by Model SBAG-MARQUEBUCKLE

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