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Antique Victorian British Busby Curassier Military Hat Size 22 19th C Hussars

  • $ 57500


Antique Victorian Royal Horse Artillery busby. Complete with its original red bag, white triple cord, oval cord button and single white horsehair hackle. The original brass chin strap is also present. This is the English version of the Hungarian prémes csákó ("fur shako") or kucsma, a military head-dress made of fur, originally worn by Hungarian hussars. In its original Hungarian form the busby was a cylindrical fur cap, having a bag of coloured cloth hanging from the top. The end of this bag was attached to the right shoulder as a defence against sabre cuts. In Britain this was worn by hussars and the Royal Horse Artillery.

Marked: 22 3/4 or 22 3/8

A great addition to your vintage military hat collection.


Item measures 10“ long by 7“ wide by 6.5" tall and weighs 1 lb 4oz. Hat size is 22 3/4 which equates to 7 1/8 or 7 1/4


In fair condition considering age and ready to use. The complete lower peak area has obviously seen some sort of action due to the damage which has apparently been repaired a very long time ago. There is also hair loss around the edges. (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).


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