Jim Keller's Military Accoutrements

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Contact: Email is the best way using the Email address above.

When Ordering:

         For a shako or hat, I will need the circumference of your head just above the ears.

         For belting, I typically need an idea of height & waist. 

Please note: Prices are in US Dollars

 

         Custom Tufts

         Plumes

         Leather Rosettes

       Cording and Tassels

        Leather Water Bottles

        Shako Foul Weather Covers

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Custom Tufts

 

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Custom made tufts are available for shako decoration.  I need to know exact description and the stem arrangement desired.  These are handmade with 100 percent wool and hand trimmed.  Typical price is about $32.00 but can be slightly more expensive for brass base ones or larger ones. Examples of past orders are shown in several pictures.

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Mexican Tufts

 

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Custom Feather Plumes

Custom made plumes can be made to order. I have easy access to white, red, Kelly green, and black feathers to make whatever plume is desired.  Other colours are possible. Typical price is around $35.00 but may be higher depending on the size ordered.  Stem information is also required, (length, single or double wire, brass base etc.)

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Leather Rosettes

These rosettes are pressed leather and hand cut.  While the standard colour for British was black, they can be ordered any colour.  War of 1812 British shakos had a 2 inch leather rosette at the base of the plume.  American shakos tended to have 3 or 4 inch rosettes and officers often had a cockade.  Stacked rosettes were seen in later years. Hand carved spiral rosettes were seen as rare examples.

 

2 inch rosette: $5.00
3 inch rosette: $8.00
4 inch rosette: $10.00
2 inch spiral rosette: $6.00
Leather cockade: $12.00
Stacked rosette: $15.00

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Cords and Tassels

Wool Belgic shako cords as well as gold bullion tassels are available. Cords can be re-knotted to fit other various designs in shako cords such as light infantry or American shako cords.

White wool cords: $40.00

Green wool cords: $40.00

Yellow wool cords: $40.00

Red/Gold cords: $40.00

Blue/Gold cords: $40.00

Silver cords: $40.00

Pair of Gold Bullion Tassels: $25.00

Pair of Gold bullion with red wool core Tassels: $30.00

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Leather Water Bottle

The water bottle is made from stretched leather, water proofed using beeswax, and double stitched. A wood cork finished off the design.  Different shapes can be accommodated.  Smaller bottles were used to carry other items such as powder.  The one on the left holds about a liter of water.

Leather Water Bottle: $70.00

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Shako Foul Weather Covers

These are made from light oil cotton cloth and sewn so they easily can be added or removed.  A draw string keeps them snug on the shako and a split allows them to keep the tuft on the shako if desired.

Please specify for which shako that it is for, (stovepipe or Belgic).

Shako Foul Weather Cover: $35.00

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