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Title Bell top shako chin strap, officer's, militia?
Nationality British
Period c 1830

This is a splendid set in double-side old Sheffield plate, with only the addition of a new leather connecting strap (at some stage). This pattern shako was worn between 1829 and 1844. The colour of the metal would suggest a militia unit with silver buttons rather than a line regiment with gilt.

These very rarely appear on the market as spare parts, hence my somewhat fancy price! A complete shako in good order is worth some 3-4,500.

The overall condition is excellent, with some minor tarnishing to the scales.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]


I received the sword and belt this afternoon. Always a bit of a risk buying this sort of thing online but I'm very pleased with the quality of the sword and scabbard...

P R, UK, 28.08.2014

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010