Colonial Gaiters - 24" High4512-001
Colonial Gaiters - 24" High
(24" High, Wool)
Product No. 4512-001
Crazy Crow's colonial gaiters are made from wool, measure 24" long and are enclosed on the outer edge by white bone buttons (black and gray) or horn buttons (white).
Gaiters were a constant in colonial military or frontier dress. Introduced in 1701 during the Queen Anne's War, they became more essential during the French and Indian War when frontier campaigns and exposure to Native Americans tribes became more prevalent. The book Daily Life of the Old Colonial Frontier describes the private soldier during this time as wearing (among other things) ..one pair of gaiters made of canvass, one water-resistant pair made of linen canvass and blackened with tar, and one pair of black woolen cloth.
NOTE: Images of gaiters in use are for example only and are not necessarily Crazy Crow gaiters, but reflect actual use.