ENLISTED NAVAL CAP
Our Enlisted Naval Caps are made right here in Tennessee by one of our most experienced seamstresses and hat makers. The quality is outstanding, the materials uncompromising. The body is made from our standard coat weight wool, the liner of 100% black cotton with a band of high quality leather. The ribbon will stay in place just as it is but it has not been "tacked" in place. This will make it easier for you to remove and embelish with your own personal touches.
We offer these caps in both blue and grey, choose below.
BLUE ENLISTED NAVAL CAP #2444-B $49.95
GRAY ENLISTED NAVAL CAP #2444-G $49.95
CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BELOW.
SMALL ENLISTED NAVAL CAP
MEDIUM ENLISTED NAVAL CAP
LARGE ENLISTED NAVAL CAP
EXTRA LARGE ENLISTED NAVAL CAP
SAILOR'S STRAW HAT
Anyone who has spent any time on the water knows just what a problem glare can be. Our new Sailor's straw hat not only reduces glare but is more comfortable to wear and cooler, it blocks more of the sun's rays.
Just how does it work? Well we have lined the bottom of the brim with black 100% cotton cloth, that absorbs light rays, i.e. the glare reflecting off the water (or any other surface for that matter). Then we sew in a leather
sweat band which adds much to the comfort, to finish it off we edge the brim with cotton ribbon - just as all well made period correct hats are finished. There is a very good picture of this hat in Echoes of Glory page 164.
Now you don't have to be a sailor to enjoy this hat but the original we copied it from did belong to a navy man.
SAILOR'S STRAW HAT
# 172 NAV $34.95 BUY NOW!
Just in time for Hurricane season! Blockade Runner's large heavy duty sea bags are ready to go. This bag (when laid flat) measures 22 inches wide and 32 inches tall. Man that holds a lot of dirty clothes. The weave of this canvas is so tight that if you used this bag for a sea anchor it will stop you dead. It has 8 brass grommets with a heavy hemp cord laced through. The only thing this bag needs is your art work, stencils or needle point.
# 2438 $49.95 BUY NOW!
NAVAL OFFICER'S HAT
First let me say that I can you show you many-many period photographs of this unadorned hat being worn by boys, young men, merchant seamen, river boat captains and privateers. The sailors among you will undoubtedly recognize it as a midshipman's but just to complicate matters even further this chapeau is sometimes seen being sported by senior officers. Not only was it popular across the spectrum but it spanned an extraordinarily long life as well. You have to remember that our ancestors did not have the benefit of stitch counters to tell them it was wrong. Oh the poor souls! So why do we call it a Naval Officer's Hat? For no other reason than we had to call it something now didn't we.
In Jim Murphy's book, "Gone a Whaling" on page 18 there is a (circa 1855) photo of a crew from an English whaler. 21 of the 28 men pictured are wearing this hat.
Well boys & girls the moral of this story is that if you want to wear this hat you can probably find a historically accurate reason to do so.
We offer this cover in Federal Blue, Black or Grey Wool. All are lined with black cotton, they have leather bills and working leather chin straps. Be sure to use the comment section of the order form to tell us what color and side button you prefer.
NAVAL OFFICER'S HAT
# 181 $49.95 BUY NOW!
POCKET SIZE TELESCOPES
I have to admit - I do love telescopes and optics in general. So you'll understand that I could not pass these up. These little telescopes measure 6 inches long when closed, 9 inches when fully extended. The fore tube is 3/4 of an inch. I suspect their magnification is about 2X. Both have brass "forward" lens cap covers to help prevent scratching when stowed away. This is one piece of equipment that you will use at every event!
BRASS POCKET SIZE TELESCOPE
# 2436 $9.95 BUY NOW!
LEATHER COVERED BRASS POCKET SIZE TELESCOPE
# 2437 $11.95 BUY NOW!
A LARGER SELECTION OF TELESCOPES CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 28-B
1858 NAVY OFFICER'S SABER
This beautifully crafted saber is an exact replica of the U.S. Navy Officer's Saber model 1858. As it is pre-war it would have been common among both Union and Confederate Naval officers. The exacting detail is absolutely fantastic. I have seen none better. Belts can be found on page 10.
ITEM # 742 $229.00 BUY NOW!
1861 NAVAL CUTLASS
This 1861 Naval Cutlass is first rate! The leather covered handle is wrapped with twisted brass wire just as the original. The brass knuckle guard is riveted to the knuckle bow just as it should be. The brass hardware of the leather scabbard is tightly affixed in the proper manner of the era and the leather frog is included. The blade is well balanced and feels positively wicked in your hand. When it's time to "Repel Boarders!", you'll be well equipped with this top of the line cutlass. Belts can be found on page 10.
1861 NAVAL CUTLASS #09 $119.95 BUY NOW!
C.W. MARINE ENLISTED BUCKLE
This solid cast brass Marine enlisted man's buckle is of the highest quality and made right here in the US. Three hooks on the reverse typical of the period. Belts can be found on page 10.
C.W. MARINE ENLISTED BUCKLE
CW-2 $16.95 BUY NOW!
US NAVY OFFICER'S BUCKLE
This solid cast brass US Navy Officer's buckle is of the highest quality and made right here in the US. It requires your typical belt made for a two piece buckle. Belts can be found on page 10.
US NAVY OFFICERS BUCKLE
CW-113 $19.95 BUY NOW!
CS NAVY OFFICER'S BUCKLE
This solid cast brass CS Navy Officer's buckle is of the highest quality and made right here in the US. It requires your typical belt made for a two piece buckle. Belts can be found on page 10.
CS NAVY OFFICERS BUCKLE
CW-121 $19.95 BUY NOW!
US NAVY BELT RIG
Here's a great new black leather navy belt rig. Made from high quality heavy black leather using superior construction techniques by skilled leather craftsmen. This rig is identical to the original and is sure to give you years of service regardless of how tough the conditions. They're really made to last! This belt rig includes holster, U.S.N. marked cartridge box with a 42 inch long belt (that's easily sized down) with the correct black iron buckle affixed. Just the thing to complete that U.S.N. or C.S.N. impression.
Available by the piece or by the set.
HOLSTER # 866-H $22.50 BUY NOW!
WAIST BELT & CORRECT BUCKLE # 866-B $19.95 BUY NOW!
CARTRIDGE BOX # 866-C $34.95 BUY NOW!
COMPLETE SET ITEM # 866 $69.95 BUY NOW!
U.S. NAVY BUTTON
That's right, for the first time ever we are reproducing the Hard Rubber U.S. Navy button!
This button is cast from a mold that was made directly from our original Civil War era
Hard Rubber U.S. Navy button. Even though we knew right from the start that their is a limited market for this button, we felt that it is such a unique item that we had to make them and offer them to the hobby.
Perfect for your Navy Jacket or for a sweethearts cockade! It is a perfect match in every way to the original.
Hard Rubber U.S. Navy button item # 2185 $1.85
HEAVY 100% WOOL BLANKET
This is the best blanket that we have had in a long time, in my opinion it may be the best we have ever had. This heavy wool blanket has a cream color background with one inch indigo blue stripes. The background may have a light blue-ish or sometimes green-ish tint about it. They are not all exactly the same, that is one of the things I like best about this blanket. It measures 57 inches wide by 74 inches long, that is a little smaller than most that we offer (normally 60 x 80)
but it still weights over four pounds! Two of these would keep you warm even during the coldest campaign and the smaller sizes actually fits my knapsack a better too. There is a limited number of these blankets and when they are gone they are gone.
CREAM w BLUE STRIPES HEAVY WOOL BLANKET
# 2441 $44.95 TEMP. OUT OF STOCK
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