Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

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Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

Post by JohnM » Wed May 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Together again after a long separation. My profound thanks to Chris Flaherty who helped me identify my mystery cuirass.

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Wed May 28, 2014 8:04 pm

John - in a word WOW! I am fortunate enough that last year I was offered a Khedive Body Guard helmet. Mine is unfortunately missing the "feathers" on the top of the arrow and I hired a friend to replicate it. A year on and he is still at it

Seeing your helmet and cuirass, well, that's amazing! One of the highlights of my trip to Cairo a few years ago was seeing the Khedive's palace from the outside. It is now a museum but unfortunately time did not permit and we had those pyramids to see! :D

The history of the Khedive is a fascinating one. These helmets and cuirass were made in France I believe.

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Post by JohnM » Wed May 28, 2014 8:52 pm

Thank you for the kind words Peter!

Ah, Cairo, on my list of places to see one day.

If you are still in the City we have to get together for coffee!

If your friend needs my helmet to model something off of I would be happy to let you borrow it.

I may need him to craft me a cheekpiece!

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Post by JohnM » Thu May 29, 2014 8:45 pm

My eternal gratitude to you Chris, for your help and your fantastic knowledge of Ottoman/ Turkish militaria! I was absolutely lost without your guidance!

I am very grateful and proud to put back together a piece of history.

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Post by joerookery » Fri May 30, 2014 6:43 am

Thank you for sharing this! :thumb up: Chris is amazing but there is no way I would ever figure this one out on my own. The reference is amazing =D>
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Post by Markgraf » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:04 am

Very nice set!

They used chainmail also (on the 1893 picture)?

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Post by joerookery » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:41 am

Our cruise to the Crimea in September 2015 has been canceled. :thumbsdown: Seems like there is too much turmoil. Last year the British historians were turned away. Someone's losing a few tourist bucks and I was hoping to see some of this in the museum there. :-({|=
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Re: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

Post by kaiser » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:09 am

Well that is an impressive cuirras
Nice to see a difrent one besides a french or german one

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Re: Crimean War Egyptian Cavalry - Khedive Body Guard

Post by Peter_Suciu » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:21 pm

Now I need to find a cuirass to go with my restored helmet!

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