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Lord Ashram13 May 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

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Hi all!

Well, after a long wait, I used some squirrelled-away fun funds to pick up something I had my eyes on for a LONG time… a Napoleonic French shako!

And on top of that, the gent who made it (Willem from Shakos GBL) agreed to a short interview, so not only do I have some photos of my own shako, but I have some other great photos and some interesting information to boot!

So come on by and take a peek!

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French Wargame Holidays13 May 2019 1:20 p.m. PST

Nice, I have one from Pakistan, not as nice as yours I think!

Cheers
Matt
HercÚ Salon de Guerre
Mayenne
France

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 1:50 p.m. PST

Cool!

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 2:56 p.m. PST

It looks great. Is it full size? If it is, then that is one big TV screen!

Lord Ashram13 May 2019 3:19 p.m. PST

Hah! It is full size:) The TV is good sized, but not HUGE… there are people with MUCH larger TVs out there:)

14Bore13 May 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

Way cool

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

Sweet!!

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 4:35 p.m. PST

Nice!!!!!

oldnorthstate13 May 2019 5:29 p.m. PST

very nice.

Nine pound round13 May 2019 5:57 p.m. PST

Whatever else they say about COL Elting on this site, he was inarguably right about one thing…."instrument of torture!"

wrgmr113 May 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Fantastic addition!

Oberlindes Sol LIC13 May 2019 8:09 p.m. PST

Wonderful!

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

That's very cool. Well done.

Marcel180913 May 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

willem Pet and his wife are long time re enactors (85e de ligne) and wwillem is a very skilled craftsman who knows his bussiness and always strives for a good and authentic looking product. GBL is highly recommended

14Bore14 May 2019 2:35 a.m. PST

For me being a Prussian/ Russian aficionado a Prussian would be to plain but a Russian with cords would be awesome

setsuko14 May 2019 3:53 a.m. PST

That's very neat! One of those "bucket list" things I'll try to cross off at some point. :)

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP14 May 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

Very cool! I've been thinking about getting one for years. Maybe when I retire…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 6:00 a.m. PST

That is great!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 8:02 a.m. PST

Fantastic!

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 10:37 p.m. PST

Lord A, wonderful stuff as always.

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