When surfing the Interwebs for what belt to get, I was looking for something a little different. I had a few criteria:
- It had to be durable
- It had to be longer than the belt before it (which only had little "nubs" sticking out after I tied it)
- IT HAD TO STAY TIED FOR LONGER THAN 6 SECONDS *cough*gameness*cough*cough*
- It had to have a certain amount of "bad ass-ery" to it.
When the belt arrived (a month later...with no tracking number...yikes) I eagerly tore into the package, and pulled out....a disappointment. The stitching was coming undone, and the "black bar" for promotions was 3" long, and 3" from the end. It looked nothing like the quality everyone had described. and certainly felt like a rip off.
|The finished result of having a seamstress fix the promotion bar|
I like the nice accents the little flags give the belt..The tag on the right came with the belt. the flag on the left is the sew-on one..
UPDATE New Pictures.... I decided to stop being lazy and take some quality shots of the belt. Keep in mind there is some wear now as it has been 7 months since I got it.
|I had this small flag added by a seamstress, I thought it added a nice touch. I got them here|
|Close up to showcase the texture of the belt|
|The seamstress did an excellent job.|
|*THIS IS NOT MY BELT* I included this pic to highlight the wonky stitching of the promotional bar. I had the black bar on my belt ripped off and fixed by a seamstress. I expect that a freshly ordered belt would look very similar to this belt. (Original Photo Source)|
UPDATE 2: I did end up getting an Eosin panther and love every minute of it. The War belt is a good belt for most...it's just in my opinion, the Eosin is better.
UPDATE 3 There are other War belt review out there for further reading. Check these out
And a new Updated War Website
This review represents my own opinions. I am not an expert by any means in cotton, garment construction, or fabric stress. I am just a regular BJJ student who loves Jiu Jitsu. I consider myself as independent and impartial as one can get. I am not sponsored by WAR, and I paid for this belt out of my own hard earned money. If you have any questions about this review, please comment below or email me at lifevsjiujitsu@gmail(dot)com. I hope you enjoyed the large detailed photos I included; it is something I think many reviews are lacking. Thanks for reading.