ITEM# 01042011-2
Description  US M1872 Officerís Kepi Chinstrap
Price $ 55.00

Original gilt wire chinstrap, M1872 for Army officerís kepi or forage cap, in excellent condition. This example is of the simpler of the two types commonly found adorning officerís garrison headwear in the period (see Langellierís Hats Off for multiple images), and is constructed of 1/8 inch (3 mm.) metallic cordage. Its overall length is 10 1/8 inches (25.5 cm.), for a span between chinstrap buttons of slightly less than 10 inches. Stitching is intact, and patination is handsome. Scarce Indian Wars accessory.