Shakos, Caps, and other Headdress
1. Headdress Parts
MIS-055 French Brass Chin Scales
They are fully assembled and ready to be mounted
on any shako.
Available for the great price of 49.50US
The round disk boss is sold separately.
Brass Bosses (Star, Grenade, or Bugle Horn) for 19.50US (22.50CAD)
MIS-047 French Shako Pompoms.
Our pompoms are like the
originals with wool
tufting yarn around a wood core or ball.
It is difficult to tell them
apart from the
They are simply beautiful and extremely durable in the rain,
snow, sun, etc.
We have a number of colours in stock including sky
blue, green, yellow, red, aurore (orange-like), wine (purplish
red), white and white-over-red.
MIS-036 French Shako Wool Cords
in white, green, yellow or red are offered here for 39.00US (44.00CAN) each (MIS-036).
Also French gold and silver (metallic-mylar) shako
cords also available along with Gold/red mixed cords for sergeants -each for
59.00US (68.00CAN) (MIS-045)
leather cockades on shakos are now for sale.
The French cockade is 5.00US
French Shako or Bearskin
French Diamond Plate 39.50US (45.00CAN)*
MIS-021 1812 Pattern Plate
Grenadier Plate version also available. *
*Numbers are not cut
out on the plates.
9.50US (7.25CAN) for each
number cut out
MIS-050 Imperial Guard
Made from an original, this copper plate is simply
Image of Plate on a Bearskin
2. Complete Military Headdress
of the Garde Imperiale
Yes the famous bearskin caps
of Napoleon's Imperial Guard have been reproduced!
After extensive study we are now
reproducing this famous headdress complete with handsewn leather shell, bearskin, woolen
patch with ornament, plate, cords, round tricolor wool tuft with eagle, and the red plume.
Both the earlier and the later style are available.
At the conference of the
Napoleonic Society of America, the prototype received rave reviews from collectors,
historians, and dealers alike.
Image of Imperial Guard
Bonnet a poil (Bearskin)
Image of a Carabinier
Other Ranks Model....895.00US (995.00CAN)
French Shako, 1806 Model
This was the first official
model of the shako for Napoleon's army.
It has leather re-enforcing strips at the
side in the shape of chevrons.
Originally they were made without chin scales but by
1807 most had them added.
Everything is constructed with materials from all over the
world and all the leather is handsewn.
The model 1806 hand-blocked felt shako comes
complete with chin scales, numbered shako plate, molded leather "fea-track
design" visor, molded leather tri-colour cockade, worsted
cords & plume.
We also make other coloured felt
bodies depending on the regiment.
Image of 1806 Colonel's
Shako- Legion Irlandaise
Image of 1806
Grenadier Officer Shako
Image of 1806 Grenadier
or Carabinier Shako with Grenade Plate
Image of 1806
Voltigeur Company shako
Grenadier Sergeant's Shako
Image of 1806 Young
Image of 1806
Fusilier-Chasseur of the Middle Guard Shako
Ranks Shako.........595.00US (725.00CAN)
Officer's Shako with chevrons and round top covered with gold metal lace along with
gold cords and tassels, as well all the brass is plated with gold..........875.00US
French Shako, 1810
The model 1810 shako was made
taller and larger in top diameter than its predecessor.
The leather chevrons at the
side and the shako cords were eliminated.
This example comes complete with chin
scales, numbered shako plate and plume.
That said some regiments continue to
purchase cords for their shakos despite the new regulations.
of a trumpeter's shako
Image of the 1810
Grenadier Shako wearing the cords
Other Ranks Shako........495.00US
French Shako, 1812-15 Model
The 1812 model shako
retained the dimensions of
the 1810 model but replaced the simple lozenge shaped
plate with an eagle over a shield.
The plume was discontinued, with only the pompon
remaining. These shakos come complete with chin scales, numbered shako plate and
company pompon of your choice.
Image of Other Ranks
Shako- 21eme Regiment de ligne
Image of a Voltigeur
Officer's 1812 Shako
Other Ranks.......495.00US (580.00CAN)
HAT001 1812 Shako Kit
(leather needles and wax thread not included)..250.00US (350.00CAN)
French Hussar Bearskin
The most famous of the
Hussar's headdress was the bearskin colback. This item has a
leather shell interior
covered with bearskin with a cloth bag piped with lace or metal soutache, closing the
colback's top. Trimmings include knotted cords, plume, and a tricolour woolen ball tuft
with an embroidered eagle.
Holding this headdress on the soldier's head was
set of chin chains mounted on leather.
Colpak of an Officer
of the Chasseur a Cheval de la Garde
Detail of the Same
Ranks Colback.........795.00US (875.00CAN)
HAT015 Officer's Colback...............895.00US (995.00CAN)
Napoleon's Bicorne as
Republican General & First Consul
Celebrate the 200th
anniversary of Napoleon's victories in Italy and Egypt by commissioning a reproduction of
his early gold-laced bicorne (chapeau bras). Made of fine woolen felt and trimmed with the
best quality gilt metal lace, this item is an elegant symbol of your interest in the
achievements of Napoleon.
Bicorne.........Presently Not Available
His later bicorne
without lace is also available.
Napoleon's Undress Bicorne.........
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