Cartridge belts - an important element of the Caucasian military attire

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Caucasian military outfit difficult to confuse with anything: a characteristic long coat-Circassian and special breast pocket. However, few people know that these pockets, taped intercepts, were called "cartridge belts" and have been indispensable in the fight. They mountaineers were gunpowder and bullets to at any time to reload.

Cartridge belts - an important element of the Caucasian military attire Cartridge belts - an important element of the Caucasian military attire

Cartridge belts were made of ivory, and in appearance they resembled small sealed canisters. Parade cartridge belts are sometimes made of silver, and they were not only a cartridge, but also the decoration attire. Valuable quality cartridge belts - a leak, the powder in such a vessel does not get wet under any circumstances. The warrior could ride a horse, lying on the ground, getting wet in the rain - dry powder remained and could be used for other purposes at any time.

Cartridge belts - an important element of the Caucasian military attire

It is extremely important that the cartridge belts fastened to the breast pocket of a special angle, so that, if necessary, to protect the thorax from the blow with his sword.

Cartridge belts - an important element of the Caucasian military attire

For many cartridge belts are familiar in the film "Prisoner of the Caucasus", which uses Goonies bandolier for storing cigarettes and lighters. Of course, nothing to do with this purpose cartridge belts not in this episode. This only reinforces the fiction comic effect.

Cartridge belts - an important element of the Caucasian military attire

Sometimes cartridge belts were stored dry chips that are used to fuel the fire, which could also help mountaineers difficult moment.