Vintage binocular straps - source?
Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:28 AM
Thanks for any and all replies!
Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:48 AM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:44 PM
Go to a climbing store or camping store, and get some of the nylon woven tape, it either the flat form, or the tubular form.
Use the tape knot/water knot to join the ends. There is/was a video via Google "water knot" which shows the assembly of the knot.
I use a single loop around the hinge, or through both strap attachment lugs. This way, only one tape knot is needed. The ends of the tape can be sealed, to prevent fraying, with a match or a cigarette(yuk!) lighter.
Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:54 PM
I contacted Bushnell recently to see if they sold these as spare parts (some of their lower-end glasses still use them), and they were spectacularly unhelpful.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:18 AM
Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:43 PM
There is a name for those barbell shaped buttons. What is it? Strap buttons? I used salvaged WW II Navy brass ones from rotted straps, or some nylon buttons from one of the modern bino importers. Which one =?.
The suggested nylon tape or nylon cloth tube distributes the weight over a larger area of your neck, at a lower weight than a leather strap of the same width, and is smoother than leather. It is easier to fold for storage inside a case, with the binocular, than an equivalent leather strap, and could be washed ( if one can untie the tape knot).