Shako of the 52nd French Line Infantry Regiment
The word shako, which was part of the uniform of the hussars in the eighteenth century, derives from the Hungarian name csákó of this headgear (pronounced [ˈtʃaːkoː] "tchako"), initially meaning "Hat with parted Edges" and comes from a Hungarian dialectal word csákó, used for animal horns and meaning "turned upward and outward".
In France, it is still worn by the student officers of the Saint-Cyr Special Military School as well as by the infantry regiment of the Republican Guard and the Security Service of the Ministry of the Interior. In the Navy, shako is the nickname of the marines, in memory of the hairstyle of the soldiers embarked in surface building.
This Replica of the shako of the 52nd Line Infantry that participated in the battles of Wagram and Leipzig is made out of quality materials and above all, carefully handcrafted by professional artisans.
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