Thursday, 31 July 2008
A few people have been interested in reenacting French grenadiers - I don't know much about the various dates when certain equipment was used - when was the socket bayonet adopted? I think it was suspended from the cartridge box strap but I am not sure. Also the sling slivel - presumably a gunsmith could easily make a barrel band as below. Swords... I see a lot of images of grenadiers with straight bladed ones... when was the hatchet carried?