Oct 24, 2010

Vintage Baseball Glove Straps

Specification
Original Leather from Vintage Glove Baseball Leather
Full stitching one keeper
Strap Size - 24/24mm
Thickness - Approx 4.5mm

Oct 8, 2010

24mm Limited Series



 Description
Genuine Ostrich-Black & Alligator-Brown 
Full stitching with wide float keepers
Strap Size - 24/24mm
Thickness - Approx 4.5mm

20mm Brown Leather (Out of Stock)



Description
Original Calf Leather
Full stitching two float keepers
Strap Size - 20/20mm
Thickness - Approx 3mm

22mm Leather

















Description
Original Calf Leather
Full stitching two float keepers
Strap Size - 22/22mm
Thickness - Approx 4.2mm

24mm Submarine Buckle















Description
Original Calf Leather
Full stitching two float keepers
Strap Size - 24/24mm
Thickness - Approx 4.5mm

24mm Calf Leather

















Specification
Original Calf Leather
Full stitching two float keepers
Strap Size - 24/24mm
Thickness - Approx 4.5mm

Oct 2, 2010

History of the NATO Strap

The strap that collectors call "NATO" (not to be confused with the Rhino, Waterborne, or Zulu straps) is based upon the standard watch strap issued by the British Ministry of Defense (MOD). Called the "G10" by members of the British military because of the form used to requisition the strap (and other items) from inventory, the reason it got its "NATO" name is because the strap has a NSN or NATO Stock Number which identifies this type of strap. Incidentally, the actual military spec strap comes in only one color (Admiralty Grey) and one width (20mm). The hardware specs have not changed (chrome plated brass), though at least some of the straps currently issued have stainless steel fittings. And there are actually TWO NATO stock numbers for the straps: Army/Navy (6645-99-124-2986) and RAF (6645-99-527-7059). If you want to read the actual Defence Standards (or Def Stan), here they are:http://www.dstan.mod.uk/data/66/047/00000200.pdf 
Courtesy of Mr. David Hawley, USA