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RogerC25 Feb 2017 4:36 a.m. PST

Hi, anyone got any information on Norwegian Grenadier headwear for Great Northern War? Assuming same as Danes mainly but would like some pointers if possible.

Altefritz25 Feb 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

The only source I know is the Hoglund book which didn't mention grenadiers at all. Also looking at Tacitus site:


there is no mention of grenadiers at all.


RogerC25 Feb 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Cheers Fabrizio, appreciate it.

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 11:41 a.m. PST

Hi Roger, In the past I printed all the pages relative to Danish and Norwegian army in the Dan Schorr site and he state " Only one illustration of the grenadier cap is available, and that is A. Bloch's illustration of a cap from Akershusiske National Regiment ca 1702. it is a Kabuds with a roll of bearskin placed horizontally across the front of the cap. In contrast to the Kabuds of the musketeer, which has a crowned monogram C5, the front flap of the grenadier bears the Norwegian lion in brass or yellow gold cloth."
He also state that "it's unknown if grenadiers in the other national regiment wore similar cap or if they wore any type of special headgear"

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

RogerC26 Feb 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

Brilliant thank you.

Lots sent through by PM too so I have a lot to go on now.

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