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Replica of an 1806 French Army Grenadier Officer's Shako. The French shako 1806model 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.
A shako for officers of the Hussars Regiment, according to the regulation of Large, black felt body (crescent-shaped crack on the front). Adjustable head band and visor of black leather with tooled decoration.