It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
It does look a bit like a chinese puzzle.
My immediate thought would be that the 'D' ring was opened slightly (provided it is not a continuous piece) and disengaged from the leather then squeezed back having passed it through the scabbard ring. Unless of course the setup was manufactured like that in which case it would a similar procedure except that the leather loop would be completed with the 'D' ring having passed through the scabbard ring?
Its just an illusion
I contacted Harry Houdini through my Quija board about this one, I am still waiting for his reply.......
I think same as Watchdog.
I think someone had a little too much fun with Photoshop.