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When were bellyband handgun holsters invented?

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 16:43:56    Popularity:     

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My ancestor Edward Teach never used a belly band this misconception came about from wood engraving that illustrated the history and encyclopaedia of pirates wri

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My ancestor Edward Teach never used a belly band this misconception came about from wood engraving that illustrated the history and encyclopaedia of pirates written by an English man who had never ever meet a pirate in his sad little life
So called belly band holsters were invented about the turn of the twentieth century.
Before that guns were tucked in the top of breeches.

As cumber bands Sic belly bands were hardly all that secure!

Around 1716 to 1717 Edward Teach began wearing 4 pistols in a sash around his waist when he was made captain and given a captured sloop that Captain Hornigold took as prize somewhere in the waters near Havana. Captains Hornigold and Teach parted ways later in 1717 when Teach decided that British ships were fair game, while Hornigold remained somewhat loyal to the crown and left piracy and later accepted the King's pardon from Woodes Rogers in June of 1718.

Teach continued privateering, wearing those 4 pistols in a sash around his waist. He dominated the waters from the Carolinas to Bermuda, down through The Keys and off to the Caribbean and all the way down to Portugal and points westward sailing in the captured British gun boat "The Revenge". Using the "Revenge" he then captured the "La Concorde" in the waters near Saint Vincent and immediately refit the La Concorde into a dreadnaught with 40 guns on her decks and renamed her Queen Anne's Revenge. It was at this time that Teach stopped carrying 4 pistols in a sash and began carrying 6 pistols and two cutlasses in a leather shoulder holster rig of his own design. The shoulder holster rig incorporated a wide leather belt at the waist to not only secure the shoulder holsters and keep them from swinging, but it also housed the two sheaths for the cutlasses.

What is known as a "belly band" today was called a "sash" centuries ago. Edward Teach, or as he is more commonly known, Blackbeard, is probably not the 1st person to use a sash to carry handguns in, but he is the 1st person of fame and fortune to be written of in the history books where critical detail is given of the guns he carried and way he carried them.

You can thank Edward Teach for the belly band.

Buffalo Bill Cody used a belly band in 1862.

1865 - John Wilkes Booth used one to conceal his Philadelphia derringer.

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