Thursday, July 5, 2012


This soldier, pictured carrying a Kt-Type Three Meter Extension Joist, wears the distinctive armor of a Scaffold Laborer Class II. His specific Company is impossible to determine from this visual reference, as the ceremonial gloves normally afforded to this rank have been replaced in the field by more functional mitts cut and sewn from hide.

The ornate gloves worn by Scaffoldsmen are important element of their dress uniform, and will contain an elaborate telling of the soldiers service record and unit history in fine detailed embroidery. Such gloves are highly prized by collectors and historians alike.

Probably late 700s, likely the voyage of the Cavity Rona around 780.
Third decade.

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