Brocade Dress Pistol Holster Rig # 418
Extremely rare brocade dress pistol support cross strap. Note the metal holster suspension device, correctly RZM marked, and the metal Political Leader eagle on the holster flap. This holster is missing the bottom flap, as these holsters were made of extremely brittle material which does not age well. (I know these can be repaired using the flap off a similar non-brocade holster.) These were made during the war when leather was in short supply, so a paper ersatz material was used. The rig displays nicely from the front and the missing flap is not noticable. I know of only 2 others in collections besides the two I own. Extremely Rare and highly desirable item!
Brocade Dress Pistol Holster Rig