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    ID the Frog please

    Eugene Stoner
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    Post by Eugene Stoner on Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:01 pm

    What is this oversized (non-bayonet) frog for?

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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:47 am

    It is probably Spanish.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:15 pm

    Andrew, I was thinking the same thing Smile If the material is a bit like wool, then for sure it's Spanish. As for the size, perhaps a machete or some sort of specialized engineer's tool?

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    Post by Wolverine on Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:55 am

    I have a couple like this that are made of the same light green cotton fabric used on other Spanish field gear. I don't think this one uses the woolen type material.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:46 pm

    Must be my eyes Wink So what do you think it's for? The Spanish have a wide range of parade specific gear, so I was thinking maybe something for flag poles, swords, etc?

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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:38 am

    It is a mystery to me. It may simply be for a bayonet scabbard, but I have never been able to find one in a period photograph.
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    Post by Eugene Stoner on Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:51 am

    Its larger than most bayonet frogs and it splays OUT at the bottom, rather than tapering in...
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    Post by Eugene Stoner on Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:23 pm

    Any other ideas?

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