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Afghan 'Kamr' ammunition belt

19th century, Afghanistan



19th century Afghan 'Kamr' belt


It is rare to see a complete Kamr, the belt worn by warriors of northern India and Afghanistan. The name ‘Kamar’ derived from the word 'Kami', which is the term for a cartridge pouch. These belts, according to George Cameron Stone, carried flasks, bullet pouches and other loading implements with the combination of articles varying greatly. Our example has a leather belt (probably later replacement), with a metal sword hook, two large pouches made of cowhide apllied in thick layers, a cartridge case for 8 charges and two powder flasks. The metal pieces are comprised of a priming powder flask, a flint striker, a picker and a powder measure. Condition is good with one of the cartridge flasks missing and a some leather damage to the large flask. Probably mid 19th century. 

References

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/30378

Literature;

Pinchot, p.155, fig.7-45

For a very similar example see Stone, p.335, fig.421, 3


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