French 1845 cartridge box
French cartridge box or "giberne" pattern 1845. Accurate replica of original extant examples in private collections, and following regulation description and plates. Made of sturdy blackened leather, with inside wooden box and soft leather cap pocket. Available in plain line infantry version, with brass grenade for grenadiers, or the Imperial Guard pattern, with eagle brass plate and four small grenades in the corners. For this last patterrn, also available is the white cotton cover stamped with the unit device, closely copied from original extant specimens (see pics above).