Swiss Guards cartridge box
Certridge box of the Swiss Guards, of the pattern 1767, adorned with a beautiful stamped silvered plate baring the royal coat-of-arms, two flaming grenades and motto with the name of the regiment. The French Guards had a very similar plate (see drawing by M. Pétard above), which is also available. Another stunningly detailed reproduction, meticulously replicated from extant original specimens and regulation specifications. Of blackened natural leather, rough side out (to enable polishing with "black ball", a mixture of wax and blacking), shoulder belt of buff leather pipeclayed white.