M 1955 Waist Belt with Hangers for Navy Officer Dagger,
Heavy duty black silk ribbon with velvet lining, anchors and
stars on brass buckles, larger round buckle on the front.
Easily adjustable to fit almost any waist size up to at
least 55" (XXL). It is interesting to see that the belt was
extended using an extra 18" piece added to the belt of
regular size. Judging by the stitching, this was done by a
very professional tailor who used an extra belt of the same
exact type and vintage for the purpose. There were once two
sewn-in silk manufacturer's tags (one for each belts) that
were apparently removed by the
original owner or the tailor, with just stubs visible on
In excellent condition. The black ribbon obverse shows
almost no wear and the velvet lining is still nice and
fresh, without tears or moth bites. There is minimal amount
of tarnish to the brass buckles and other hardware, no
verdigris or significant blemishes.
This belt can be a perfect addition to a Soviet naval
dagger, and can work equally well with either a 1950s dated
ZIK blade or 1970s Bulat. Navy officer belt in such a large
size is a very uncommon find (this is essentially two belts
for the price of one)!