Sergeant's Sabretache 1832

The painting of Sergeant Brookfield by Dubois Drahonet shows his sabretache to have the brass badge of the crown and Maltese cross on the black leather face. The painting of Private Corchill, also of the 14th, unfortunately shows only the back of the sabretache so we cannot be sure if the badge was for sergeants only. Another painting in the series of a private of the King's Dragoon Guards shows a large badge on the sabretache so it is safe to assume that all other ranks in the 14th had badges. The sabretaches worn by other ranks in the 1820s, however, seem to be plain without badges. It is suspended from the waist-belt with only two straps.

Regimental Details | Sabretaches

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