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Garde de Paris26 Jan 2019 3:05 p.m. PST

I thought I knew a great deal about the Napleoinic period, but I confess that my focus has narrowed this century to the Peninsular War.

I thought the cockade was held to the shako by a brass button.

There was no 117th regiment in the Young Guard. There may have been 19 regiments of Tirailleurs; 19 of Voltigeurs; and 2 of flankers?

The brass stars at the top sides to hold the white cords did not have the long brass wires extending down the sides.

Any idea of where this reproduction is being made?

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von Winterfeldt26 Jan 2019 11:48 p.m. PST

maybe here


Tin hat27 Jan 2019 7:25 a.m. PST

That particular Shako is being made somewhere in Pakistan. Most likely a cheap 'fantasy' French shako made as a look-a-like but not accurate.

There is another company 'Shakos GBL' based in the Netherlands and can be found on facebook who do more accurate copies.

Camcleod28 Jan 2019 9:24 a.m. PST

A nice looking copy with some obvious mistakes and they also missed the rear part of the white side chevron.

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