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|Appropriate shoulder carriages for American cartridge boxes and bayonet belts should be of black or russet brown leather, woven linen webbing with leather ends, or black or brown cowhide leather painted white on the flesh side, and in some cases buff leather. Buff leather was not regularly available to makers of Continental Army accoutrements but was used when available. An alternative to buff leather is tanned leather painted white to simulate buff. In the Don Troiani Collection there is an example of this type carriage attached to a pouch stamped "U. States".|
British - Thick black leather with proper brass hook (clip) and chape
(tip) for the Brown Bess bayonet. $ not available
Shoulder Carriages for Swords and Bayonets
for Shoulder Carriages: Measure from the point where the hook (clip) of
the scabbard will rest on the left hip, up across the chest and over the
right shoulder, and down the back to the scabbard hook. Unless indicated
otherwise, the slit for the scabbard hook will be on the outside of the
frog. (Some units wear the scabbards with the hook facing inwards.)
Carriage, Single Frog
Black or Natural cowhide leather $ not available
English Buff leather $ not available
Used to carry either a bayonet scabbard or sword scabbard from a 2" wide shoulder carriage. Appropriate for use by Officers or Enlisted Men. Please give length desired, see measurement instructions above. (Can be made with correct polished brass buckle for an additional $. Buckle will be 15 inches from the frog.)
that bayonet belts be worn and fitted to the soldier in the following
manner (pg.98, XXIII), "...its length should be, the upper part
of the Carriage for receiving the Bayonet, to rise just to the hip button
of the coat...the Bayonet to be thrown so back as not to interfere with
the Firelock..." In other words the top of the frog that holds
the scabbard is the same height as the top of the cartridge pouch.
Shoulder Carriage, Double Frog
BAYONET SHOULDER CARRIAGE
As pictured in Collector's Encyclopedia, pg 37 no.7, this 6" tall heart-shaped frog is sewn to a 1 ½" wide carriage with tooled lines. Both frog and carriage are dyed black. Please give length desired, see measurement instructions above. $ not available
This item can be
made with the bayonet scabbard sewn to the frog, as is the original.
$ not available
APRON, British $ not available
Made of thick brown leather as recommended by Cuthbertson (pg.103, XXXIV) with matching waistbelt.