Weapons Check

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    Checking the hardware during the Battle of Monmouth 2008

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    © Mark V. Krajnak 2008

    HK Buckeye, LuisDS, Point-Shoot-Edit, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. grace_tee 82 months ago | reply

      This is so cool! Love the sword in the ground.

    2. Arantxata 82 months ago | reply

      Nominated

      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    3. HK Buckeye 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Shot!!!!

      Nominated

      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    4. commander_24thcmr 82 months ago | reply

      This is me, Major Harry Stephens, Commander of the Militia Battalion at Monmouth 2008. You are correct in your caption to some degree, my mind is my weapon and I am preparing for the up coming battle. By the way it's not easy sitting with the sword and it will be several hours before I will be sitting again.

    5. Point-Shoot-Edit 82 months ago | reply

      Fantastic portrait and the finishing is just right

    6. jody9 82 months ago | reply

      Spectacular shot. The light is perfect!

    7. Edna Barney 77 months ago | reply

      Does anyone know the name of the brass medalion that is hanging from his neck? There is a portrait of George Washington in uniform with this same medalion. I understand it was a part of the dress uniform, but I have forgotten what it was called. I was told that this was the last surviving remnant from the days when soldiers wore full body armor and their family crests.

    8. terps450 75 months ago | reply

      barneykin - it's called a gorget. and you're right...it is the last surviving remnant of the full armor days. although by the 18th century its purpose is purely ornamental and indicates rank.

    9. Edna Barney 75 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much terps. I have been looking for this word forever. I tried everywhere, describing it, and could never get the actual word for it.

      Here it is at Wikipedia, along with the picture of George Washington wearing it:
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorget

    10. terps450 75 months ago | reply

      glad I could help. nice wiki link, btw.

    11. lakewentworth 72 months ago | reply

      Beautifully captured. 123NJ

    12. ammodramus88 71 months ago | reply

      Great shot and portrait. I hope I can go see the Battle of Monmouth one of these years (a statement that anyone from that time would probably find insane!). 123nj

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