In one of the other discussion areas there was talk about the Imperial German Lance and the German made Argentine Lance. Many years ago I acquired a pair of German lances, but the piece that I was in search of for the last 15-20 years has been the leather sling that was used to carry the lance when not in use. I have only run across one lance with the sling being sold together, but I guess over the years like sword scabbards when collectors were selling the piece they pulled them off so that they were not just hanging when they were building out their display and over time they were lost.
Last week in was in Kansas City for the WWI Centennial events and visited the National WWI Museum where they had two German lances on display, both were missing their carrying strap.
A couple of months ago, I finally stumbled across one that I thought I would share. This one came out of a barn, literally -- in old east Germany. It's cleaned-up well though the leather was completely dried out when it arrived. The waved leather ball that sort of resembles a "monkey's fist knot" is where the lance shaft slipped through up the there the brand rings go around the shaft and the cord grips begin. The lance could be worn over the shoulder and easily brought down when needed.
As you will see from the photos, this sling changed hands a number of times with different unit markings and owners initials. I thought you might like to see this for reference in the event you run across one.