Enlisted Shoulder Scales
Brass articulated (multi-piece) construction enlisted shoulder scales. Reproduction of originals worn on the shoulders of the dress uniform. Attachment sets sold separately. Made in U.S.A.
scales were originally designed to be a form of body armor. The idea
was that if a soldier wearing these was struck down by a swordsman, the
blow would be diminished by the protecting scales. However, by the
American Civil War these scales were worn by Enlisted and NCOs as part
of their dress uniform and not for protection.
Civil War Enlisted Shoulder Scales recovered at Fredricksburg, Virginia.
Attachment sets (FEU-006A) sold separately. Made in U.S.A.