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Russian Imperial Army Grenade Infantry Lifeguard Jaeger Regiment NCO Shako Hat Helmet m1808 Napoleonic Wars

Artikul: 64832 Sold
Russian Imperial Army & Guards Grenade Infantry shako hat helmet model 1808, Napoleonic Wars period 

War of 1812 high-quality Shako Grenadier Infantry Regiments of the Russian Imperial Army shako (Chako, czako, schako, tschako). Also Lifeguard Jaeger Regiment.

Material - body covered with black felt. Completed with:
- NCO etishket (cord) with tassels on shako, 
- Grenade cockade,
- leather chin strap,
- pompom
- plume. 

Fits up to sizes 61cm (US 7 5/8) with adjustment. 

Copy of the best quality, all the correct materials.

Reference.

The word shako originated from the Hungarian name csákós süveg ("peaked cap"), which was a part of the uniform of the Hungarian hussar of the 18th century. Other spellings include chako, czako, schako and tschako.

From 1800 on the shako became a common military headdress, worn by the majority of regiments in the armies of Europe and the Americas. Replacing in most instances the light bicorne, the shako was initially considered an improvement. Made of heavy felt and leather, it retained its shape and provided some protection for the soldier's skull, while its visor shaded his eyes. The shako retained this pre-eminence until the mid-19th century, when spiked helmets began to appear in the armies of the various German States, and the more practical kepi replaced it for all but parade wear in the French Army. 

The Imperial Russian Army substituted a spiked helmet for the shako in 1844-45 but returned to the latter headdress in 1855, before adopting a form of kepi in 1864. Following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, military fashions changed and cloth or leather helmets based on the German headdress began to supersede the shako in many armies.

Russian Imperial Army Grenade Infantry Lifeguard Jaeger Regiment NCO Shako Hat Helmet m1808 Napoleonic Wars

Artikul: 64832 Sold