Solid Brass Gorget

TreasureGurus

$12.11 
SKU: OT-GORGET
Availability: 2 in stock

During WWI, WWII, the Civil War, and throughout the history of the French Infantry, the gorget was used as a piece of Infantry Armor to protect the throat of an infantry soldier, and the solid brass gorget became a symbolic piece worn by the French Infantry. This was also used during the Civil War Era, and was also given as a gift to Native American Leaders. During the fur trade, this was used by the French and British military to protect their neck. The Gorget was also used as armor during the Civil War Era, and was also given as a gift to Native American Leaders. Historically, the gorget was armor used to protect the throat of an infantry soldier against swords and other weapons. The gorget armor was made of metal (originally steel) worn under other armor worn by an infantry soldier (breastplate, backplate, etc.). In the 18th century, the solid brass gorget became a symbolic ornamental piece worn by the French Infantry. The gorget also became a badge of rank (especially in solid brass, as compared to the original steel) in most European armies, including the French Infantry. By that time, the gorget was made of solid brass as it was more ornamental than the original gorget armor used to protect the neck and throat. In WWI and WWII, the German Military and police also used the solid brass gorget as an emblem of authority. Like this solid brass gorget, the gorgets during the WWI and WWII period were flat solid brass, worn around the neck. Today, the Mexican and Chilean infantry still use the gorget, but not as armor. This brass piece of military history ships brand new in manufacturer's packaging with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.


French Infantry and Civil War/WWI/WWII Armor Features:


  • A symbolic piece worn by the French Infantry throughout its history, used during the Civil War Era, and also given as a gift to Native American Leaders
  • Gorget armor was made of metal (originally steel) worn under other armor worn by an infantry soldier (breastplate, backplate, etc)
  • Gorget is a reproduction of an antique gorget, used by the French, German and Mexican infantry soldiers
  • Would make a great gift for a military collector, a great costume piece for reenactment attire, or reenactment attire for a parade
  • Measures 5" long x 5" wide and ships brand new in manufacturer's packaging with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee