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Title: Officer's Sword.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


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Title: Brunswick Spontoon.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1750 - 1783.


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Title: Uniform Batl. "von Barner'.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


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Title: Gorget.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1750 - 1783.


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Title: Sash, here Friedrich der Grosse.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.

Officers Equipment:
Spontoon:It was casrried by all officers. Similar to the NCO Kurtzgewehr it was more a status symbol than a weapon. The spontoon was patterned after the Prussian model. Only the double C for Duke Carl was different on the Brunswick model.
Gorget: The gorget was worn by officers who were on duty. Off-duty officers did not wear the gorget. It was a left-over of the times of the knights.
Sash:All officers wore the sash. The sash shown here belonged to Frederick the Great. No Brunswick officers sash survived. The color combination for Brunswick officers was gold and silver. According to the regulations the sash could be worn once or twice would around the body. For officers with less money, like ensigns or lieutenants, the sash was just made long enough to wind once around the body. Manufactured from silk in a macrome pattern. It was a rather expensive item.