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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Shoulder cord knot work...

This is from Failblog, and split britches can be funny as long as it doesn't happen to you. I was reminded of joining my first bowling league, while in high school, and at the first meeting, I managed to split my britches(blue jeans) down the back and and got a 7/10 pin split at the same time...

As to the photo, I was trying to figure out what kind of knot/braid/sinnet was used with the fellow's shoulder cord, lol...

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He man, love the site.
As for your quandary, the cord in question is a unit award called a fouragere. Most of the fourragere's I've run across are simple 3strand braids. One notable exception is this one: http://www.blingcheese.com/image/code/83/army+infantry.htm
It would help if someone could identify what branch of service he is in. Though, I'm pretty sure it isn't a U.S. branch, which doesn't really narrow down the field.

Jon-Talbain
U.S.M.C.

Stormdrane said...

@Jon, Thanks for the info. I did not know the correct term for the shoulder cord was fourragere, and a little more searching found more history on it.

I also found info on the aiguillette, that looks similar, but is not to be confused with a fourragere, having an interesting history as well.

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