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Western Basketweave Ranger Belt - B29

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Western leather basketweave ranger belt hanmade in USA

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Price: $95.00
Item Number: B29
Manufacturer: Cochise Leather Company
 

The Basketweave Ranger belt  has a traditional basketweave design with a scalloped outer edge contrasting design.  Goes well with any style jeans and some pants.  Belt is 1 1/2" wide with choice of 6 buckle designs. Three leather colors are Black and Dark Brown.  Uni-sex design can be workn by men or women. 


Today's Ranger Belts have been modified from the historical ranger belts by being made to wear with pants instead of the original function of holding a gun holster.  This style became popular with the advent of waistlines being lowered and the different stylings of jeans, pants and trousers.

Standard Belt Buckles Available for this Ranger Belt

A - Floral Scroll
B - Western Scroll
C - Antique Silver Gold
D - Plain
Hammered Floral Belt Buckle for Ranger Belt
 Aztec Modern Belt Buckle for Custom Leather Ranger Belt
 
E - Hammered Floral
F - Aztec Modern
 G - Southwest


Ranger belts were created when the new Colt six-shooters came into use.  Originally belts were not worn to hold pants up as pants were high-waisted and usually held up with either suspenders or by tightening a “cinch” on the back of the pants.  Until this time most men stuffed their weapons in their waist band, wore a pouch or cloth belt to secure their knives, pistols or other items.  Due to the weight of the six-shooter stuffing it in your pants wasn’t very comfortable and the high waist mde it hard to get it out of the waistband so many carried carried them in a pommel holster or holster mounted somewhere within easy reach on the saddle.
The ranger belt was designed wide with shorter, narrow billet straps sewn onto the wider strap which mimicked the design of a cinch strap on a western saddle.  This design also allowed the billet strap to be replaced when it became worn out.

This gun belt became part of the “unofficial uniform” of the Texas Rangers as it was easy to use by adding a holster and was long lasting due to the ability to replace the billet straps.  Learn more about the Texas Rangers by visiting the Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.  Today's Ranger Belts are a form of the original belts but are made only to worn as a belt with jeans, pants or trousers.