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piper909 06-09-2018 08:51 PM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
Huh! Quite right, I missed this detail. I thought the St. Andrew with cross was unique to the Camerons but I see now after checking that the Black Watch sporran badge also features this motif (not at all like their cap badge), but the Camerons' figure stands on a wreath. So right you are, it's a mixed up badge and I'll see what I can do to make modifications. Cheers!

LJ Neville 06-12-2018 08:44 AM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
Thanks for posting on this, esp the pics - I think you made a great purchase!

Klondike Waldo 06-12-2018 09:17 AM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by piper909 (Post 1328112)
Huh! Quite right, I missed this detail. I thought the St. Andrew with cross was unique to the Camerons but I see now after checking that the Black Watch sporran badge also features this motif (not at all like their cap badge), but the Camerons' figure stands on a wreath. So right you are, it's a mixed up badge and I'll see what I can do to make modifications. Cheers!


That Cameron Highlanders badge is easy enough to find as a cap badge. I have several on caps and sporrans, including on a horse hair sporran that came with the ubiquitous thistle badge- just swapped out the Thistle and put on St Andrew.:thumb:

pancelticpiper 06-13-2018 05:41 PM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
What's a bit odd, and subtle, is that the Camerons' cap badge and sporran badge both featured St Andrew with his cross on a wreath, the but wreaths are shaped a bit differently.

So even if there's no hint as to scale in photos you can't mistake one for the other.

https://i.imgur.com/SuaqfOP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jakBLF8.jpg

and with the scroll

https://i.imgur.com/zdIIjih.jpg

And what have we here?

https://i.imgur.com/BkGuq68.jpg

el gaitero 06-14-2018 04:19 AM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
Looks like someone in MOD finally tried to ecomomize by ordering 10000 Cameron badges.... oh,...but leave the word Cameron off 5000 please.

piper909 06-14-2018 02:19 PM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
What an odd muddle of badge motifs!


That BW piper's picture detail reminded me -- does anyone know why the Black Watch pipers wear their crossbelt OVER their plaid when I think every other regiment wears/wore their plaid over the crossbelt?


Sheer obstinacy, or what?

CalumII 06-15-2018 05:27 AM

Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by piper909 (Post 1328224)
does anyone know why the Black Watch pipers wear their crossbelt OVER their plaid when I think every other regiment wears/wore their plaid over the crossbelt?


HIstorically there was quite a bit of variety and no real consistency - and it could change in the same pipe band according to whims of the hierarchy.


I suspect in the case of the Black Watch it was simply a case of being able to see the badges.


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