Kenobi belt pouch episode IV

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chazzychaz

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Ben Kenobi pouch seen on his right hip, has anyone nailed this down? I have been looking alot lately, it seems similar to a first aid pouch from a WWII medic. probably British, but IDK. Ideas please help.
 

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chazzychaz

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This is somewhat close, its a WWI sapper pouch.
 

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Psab keel

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I researched this heavily myself and was fortunate enough to speak on the phone with the curator of the Power of Costume exhibit a few years back. He was kind enough to supply me with pictures of this belt as well as some measurements. It is indeed just a flap of leather made to look like a pouch and not actually one. When I get home I'll post more pictures.

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chazzychaz

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I researched this heavily myself and was fortunate enough to speak on the phone with the curator of the Power of Costume exhibit a few years back. He was kind enough to supply me with pictures of this belt as well as some measurements. It is indeed just a flap of leather made to look like a pouch and not actually one. When I get home I'll post more pictures.

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Thank you, tis odd, what could it be used for? Did costuming make this up for the Kenobi look? Or was it something laying around? We'll never know. Thank you
 

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Psab keel

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I suspect it was thrown together just for the movie. Until I got a hold of him I too thought it might be an ammunition pouch or perhaps even a horseshoe pouch which you'd see from WWI. A sword frog is another good guess too.

He was super helpful and I spoke with him for almost an hour on the phone. Then I got to see the exhibit when it was in NYC and this costume was quite something to see in person.

Here are some shots of my replica of the costume which I may revise at some point to be more accurate.

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thd9791

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Im also fascinated by the fact these buckles look silver at first glance but are actually black and tarnished
 

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Psab keel

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They are likely welded on the back so they wouldn't be visible from the front. Much like the Tandy buckles they used for Luke's ANH belt.
 

Psab keel

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Luke's belt buckle was a found part. It's the same buckle used on the Imperial officer belts, only the Imperial belts had a circular disc piece added to the center.
 

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