Bicorne, 1:30 Miniature del Prado.

Bicorne, a two-cornered hat popularized by Napoleon. It could be worn fore and aft, facing diagonally, or sideways. The bicorne replaced the older tricorne as military headdress for officers around 1790, and remained in service until the beginning of the 20th century. The bicorne for other ranks was superseded by the more practical shako and cavalry helmet.

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a plume Federbusch plumet    
b cockade of ribbon Bandkokarde, Schleife noeud de cocarde    
c loop Cordon, Agraffe ganse de cocarde    
d chin scales Schuppenketten jugulaires    
e tassel Quaste, Rose gland    

Military Glossary