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    78th Highlander kit 1806

    I have finished my period kilt with Wilsons of Bannockburn set and colors. Now my kit is complete. It is all hand stitched with linen thread using cloth and leather that matched the originals.
    kiltmaker and tailor

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    Excellent and impressive! What did their sporran look like?
    Brian

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    Where did you get the bonnet?

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    Would the headgear be of a Grenadier company ?

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    Well done sir.
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    What did their sporran look like?
    The sporran was rectangular goatskin with a goatskin flap. It was not worn on campaign. I am going to make one for parade and dances. Cutting up a goatskin coat from the 70's.

    Where did you get the bonnet?
    I made the bonnet. My wife knitted it and I felted it and added the cockade and feathers and detachable brim. The only thing I did not make in the photo was the bayonet and scabbard.

    Would the headgear be of a Grenadier company ?
    I represent the other flank company, the light company. I am too small to be a grenadier. The bonnet is the same for all companies, but the hackle in the bonnet is green for a light infantry company along with the light co. shoulder wings and small buttons on the front of the coat.
    kiltmaker and tailor

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    Nice job! Would it be possible for you to post a photo of the rear of the kilt?

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    Fantastic! I love the amount of research and hand-work you've put into the outfit. The care and dedication really shows- (right down to your size limiting your choice of unit).
    artificer Pronunciation: \r-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈr-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
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    That is really, really fine! Good job.

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    Hi RS.Buff.......

    my mistake..after the posting I had the feeling I fluffed it...
    I went into my small library and fetched out a description of various highland regiments and realised my error.
    However..a brilliant achievement for recreating a fine period uniform.

    G

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