Our troop leaders have just put in a group order for some WFIS- and BPSA-related items (coffee mugs, lapel pins, etc.) and I've ordered a WFIS belt buckle.  It should be arriving in a couple of weeks.


My question is:  How wide a belt does the buckle take?  (One-and-a-bit US quarters wide isn't terribly useful, especially since I don't have any US change handy.) 

I ask because I'm going to pick up some items at a leatherworking shop I know in a couple of days, and since it's more than an hours' drive, I'd like to pick up a belt blank on this trip without waiting for the buckle to arrive.

If anyone has this buckle, could you take a quick measurement of the inside width of the box frame for me?  Thanks.

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in size of belt the width is @ 1 1/8 " with the belt thickness of @ 1/8" very simular to the old BSA 2 piece buckles and belts  and the scounts Canada 2 piece buckles and belts . not sure the cm measurement.

hope it helps.

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JC 

Where did you all find the belts?  Looking for a good source.

Paul, I have one and it is on my belt. I am away at the moment back on Monday evening. Happy to measure it for you then if it's not too late. I had a local shop modify an existing UK scout belt (modern type) I purchased on a recent trip. Looks very nice.

I'm an amateur leatherworker, so I generally buy a leather strap blank from a leather supply store like Tandy or Tundra Leather and then do my own tooling and staining.  Most leather supply stores will also offer completed belt blanks, and all you have to do is attach the buckle yourself, or pay them to do it (I know Tundra offers custom leatherwork service, for example.)  A quick Google search should point you at any number of leather stores in your area.

Generally, I make my own belts, straps, suspenders etc. because I know how, I have the tools, and I can make myself high quality (if very plain) leather products for less than if I bought the finished item.  Plus, it can be relaxing, if very time-consuming.





Chance Michaels said:

Where did you all find the belts?  Looking for a good source.

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Paul, here as promised, are front and back photos of my WFIS belt buckle attached to a modern UK TSA belt. The belt width is 30mm. Good luck.

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