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WAR OF 1812

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Products - Accoutrements

9-Round Government Accoutrement Set
During the Seven-Years the stand of arms the British Government issued to a soldier included a 9-Round Government set that included a 9-round belly box, waistbelt, and frog. These show up all over for provincial and regular soldiers during the Seven Years War. My reproduction is based on the couple surviving originals, some of which did not have the royal cypher stamped into them.

9-Round Government Accoutrement Set: $73.16
18-Round Government Accoutrement Set
Following the Seven Years war an 18-round belly box was made for the Government set with the same belt and bayonet frog. Many of these were converted to a shoulder box by either adding buckles to the bottom, or simply nailing a strap to the back of the box.

18-Round Government Accoutrement Set: $73.16
Shoulder Converted 18-Round Government Accoutrement Set: $85.20
50th Foot Cartridge Pouch
The 50th foot pouch is one of the variants of British 29-hole cartridge pouch. Its block is screwed in place, with a flap cut into the front to access tool storage underneath the block. It closes with a leather button on the bottom. These pouches are hand-stitiched in with hand-made cord and hand-forged buckles. The outer flap is made with the rough side out, but jacked or impregnated with a mix of pine pitch and rosin then sanded and burnished to a shine.

50th Foot Cartridge Pouch: $198
1767 Giberne
The 1767 Giberne was the standard French cartridge pouch during the American Revolution. Two versions were specified in the reguations: one for fusiliers and the nominally larger grenadier's pouch. This reproduction is hand-stitched, with bound edges, hand-made cord, hand-forged buckles and a heavy jacked leather flap, just like the handful of surviving originals.

1767 Giberne: $207
Massachusetts Bay New Model Cartridge Pouch
The Mass Bay New Model Pouch is one of the American 29-Hole knock-offs of British hole pouches, which were standard from 1779 on. Like the original, this has a waxed grain out flap, and iron swivel catch closure. The name and stamp give away the provenance of the original pouch, typical of New England troops of the Continental army.

Mass Bay New Model Cartridge Pouch: $213
Hawles New Model Cartridge Pouch
The Hawles Pouch is another 29-hole American new model pouch. It's wider and more robust than other surviving New Model Pouches. It probably comes out of artificers in the Springfield, MA area. Unlike the Mass Bay Pouch, it has a flesh out jacked leather flap.

Hawles New Model Cartridge Pouch: $202
1790's Militia Cartridge Pouch
The 1790's Amrican Militia pouch, unlike most original pouches, was probably made by a saddler. The ears of the pouch and the buckles at the bottom are stitched very finely, and the nail holes from its construction were never closed, indicating it was made by a saddler, rather than a shoemaker. It also has very narrow bridle buckles for the shoulder straps, and a very stout grain-out leather flap. It has a brass hook and catch closure and a small, removable 18-round block.

1790's Militia Cartridge Pouch: $215.50
36-Round Reversible Block Cartridge Pouch
The 36-Round Reversable Block British pouch is often erroniously called the Rawles pouch. The Rawles pouch was actually a patent for a spring and catch to pop the block out when reversing it for more rounds. No 36-round pouches made from the Rawles pattent survive. This reproduction has a flesh-jacked leather flap, with hand-forged buckles, and a leather button closure.

36-Round Reversible Block Cartridge Pouch: $198
Carbine Belt with Clip
Carbine Belts show up to sling muzzle-down carbines among British, Provincial, Loyalist and Continental light dragoons, during the 7-Years War and American Revolution. The basic arrangement of a belt and and clip on a swivel is pretty uniform, but the buckles, keepers, and belt ends varied considerably. I hand-stitch these in black tanned swiss calfskin or buff leather, with whatever brass hardware is appropriate.

Black-Tanned Carbine Belt with Clip: $90.63
Buff-Tanned Carbine Belt with Clip: $98.44
Over the shoulder swordbelts show up in black tanned leather and buff leather with a variety of hardware for British, Loyalist and Continental light dragoons, during the American Revolution, and into the 1790s in United States Service. My reproduction of these features the split and lift, round closing, and whip stitching actually found on originals, as well as the appropriate hardward for each given variation. Belt plates, or other regiment specific badges are not included.

Black-Tanned Swordbelt: $110.28
Buff Swordbelt: $119.23

Militia Light Dragoon and Officer's Swordbelt with Buckle
By the War of 1812 the 19th century style of Waisbelt with two small straps to hang the sword had become standard for most militia light dragoons, and officers. These are distinct from later styles, in their simplicity. Right now the belt is available, buckles are coming soon. I hand stitch these in buff leather, but morrocan is available for additional cost.

Militia Light Dragoon and Officer's Buff Swordbelt (without buckle): $72
British Import Buff Cavalry Waistbelt
British Import Waistbelts show up commonly among images of Confederate cavalrymen, typically without a shoulder strap. My reproduction is hand-stitched, with hand-made cord, Britsh snake buckle, tinned iron squares and rings.

British Import Buff Cavalry Waistbelt: $94
Musket Sling
18th century musket slings adjusted by buckles or leather buttons, in buff leather or black-tanned calfskin are available. Musket slings with buckles are available as one piece, as shows up in Morier paintings, or as two pieces as shows up later.

Buff-Tanned Buckle-style Musket Sling: $45.30
Black-Tanned Buckle-style Musket Sling: $41.65

Buff-Tanned Button-style Musket Sling: $37.80
Black-Tanned Button-style Musket Sling: $41.65

50th Foot Waistbelt without Buckle
The 50th Foot waistbelt is one of the original buff British waistbelt patterns for carrying a bayonet. It's hand stitched with the correct split and lift stitching, with hand made cord. Given the variety of regimental belt plates, it does not come with a belt plate or buckle.

50th Foot Waistbelt without Buckle: $67.50
1760 Scots Greys Haversack
The Scots Grey Haversack is taken from the 1760 dimensions of camp necessaries from a Scots Greys orderly book. Unlike a lot of British supply returns, these dimensions specify a hemp strap. My reproduction is hand-stitched in hemp or linen canvas, right off of the original dimensions.

1760 Scots Greys Haversack: $83.65
British Light Dragoon Haversack
Supply returns for British Light Dragoon Haversacks typically list them with a leather strap adjustable by a buckle. In the field this must have been a convenient feature, allowing a dragoon to raise the haversack up to keep it from bouncing when slung on the back or the haversack to be buckled with the baggage behind the saddle. My reproduction is hand-stiched in linen osnaburg or hemp canvas, with a hand-forged buckle.

British Light Dragoon Haversack: $91.54
Ax Case with Shoulder Belt
Ax and other tool cases are illustrated in a French technical diagram for dragoons. Typically, during the middle of the 18th century, French dragoons carried engineering tools where the offside holster would be. When French dragoons were dismounted they would carry these tools in shoulder belts, like this ax case. It's hand-stitched with hand-made cord and hand forged buckles. You'll probably have to send the tool to ensure the case has a proper fit.

Ax Case with Shoulder Belt: $113
British Highland Swordbelt
The Highland swordbelt is hand-stitched with the correct split and lift stitching, brass buckle, keeper and highland belt tip, as per the original. While highland broadswords typically went into regimental stores starting as early as 1773 (42nd Foot in Ireland), the belts were useful as bayonet belts, as they were generally used during American Revolution.

British Highland Swordbelt: $179.79
1776 Hussar Swordbelt
The 1776 Hussar Swordbelt was right in the midst of a transition in hussar accoutrements. Earlier patterns, first specified in 1751 specified red Russia calf leather for all belting. At the time this was a tough, cheap, grained upolstery with a redish hue from it's birch tannage. The 1776 regulations specify white buff belting, like the rest of the French cavalry. When any new regulation comes into being there is generally a period of transition as old equipment wears out, or as officers begin to follow the new regulation. In terms of belt structure this was also a period where snake buckles come into use, as the belt itself began to be worn over the barrel sash that hussars wore around their waists. The pattern I reproduced is based on the very conservative regulations for Lauzun's Legion which hung onto the old red Russia calf leather right though to 1785, when they were added to the army establishment. Unlike later styles, the 18th century cut of these belts puts the sword and sabretache much higher on the hussar, basically at the mid-thigh. All ironwork on my reproduction of this belt are hand forged. Later patterns, of longer buff swordbelts are available as well with cast brass rings and buckles, as were more common later.

1776 Hussar Swordbelt: $102.73
1776 Hussar Sabretache
Sabretaches acted both as an external pocket and as means of identifaction. Relative to the voluminous tails of military coats of the 18th century, the fitted dolmans and pantaloons offered very little storage. Accordingly, Hussars wore an external pocket hanging from their swordbelt called the sabretache. For reconnaisance work in which hussars specialized, they carried a pencil and paper, to take notes and draw maps of thier observations on vedette or patrol. The Sabretache's flap, which was stiffened up with pasteboard, made a convenient writing desk when laid on the pommel of the saddle. Unlike the regimentally emboidered and laced holster caps and housings of dragoons and cavalry, Hussar shabraques had very little distinguishing markings on them. Hussar sabretache's ended up displaying the regimental distinctions that their horse furniture did not. Sabretaches during most of the 18th century were relatively simple, but during the French Revolutionary wars they were often very elaborately embroidered with republican and national symbols and slogans. This hand stitched, hand embroidered reproduction is of the sabretache specified in the 1776 regulations for the Voluntaires Étranger de la Marine, and later used in Lauzun's Legion. Other regimental sabretache's are available, but enquire for a price quote based on the labor cost of the embroidery.

1776 Hussar Sabretache: $244.75
1776 Giberne d'Hussards with Shoulder Belt
The 1776 Hussar Giberne basically a miniature version of the 1767 Giberne. This small 20 round cartridge pouch has all the normal impliment pouch, bound edges, and buckled flap of the infantry pouch. It hangs from rings built into the ears of the pouch. This basic style of pouch remains in use through the 1830's. This particular version is hung from the narrow red Russia leather belt specified in the regualtions for Lauzun's Legion. Buff shoulder belts and later patterns are available as well.

1776 Giberne d'Hussards with Shoulder Belt: $178.95
1776 Hussar Carbine Belt
The 1776 Hussar Carbine belt carries the carbine quite comfortably being three inches wide as specified in the regulations of the Voluntaires Étranger de la Marine, and later Lauzun's Legion. In order to accomodate the extra width this belt has all custom made hardware, based on a 1776 engraving of a hussar in a drill manual. While this belt is done in red Russia calf, buff leather and later patterns are available.

1776 Hussar Carbine Belt: $115.50