Irish Caubeen Hackle – Traditional military regimental feather hackle made to order for pipe bands and regimental associations. 100% hand made in the UK as supplied to the regiments.
Total length from base of loop to tip of feather pressed flat approx 5 – 5 1/2″ / 12.5 – 13.5cm
Irish Caubeen Hackle – Hand made from goose coquille feathers.
100% made in the UK – We normally keep singles in stock. For large orders they will made to order approx 7-10 days
Our regimental feather hackles and plumes are all made in the UK to Ministry of Defence standards. Perfect for your glengarry, Balmoral or Tam O Shanter. As supplied to the Highland regiments and British army and hand made using high quality feathers which comply with the rigorous Ministry of Defence requirements in the UK.
We can also offer bespoke regimental feather hackles. As supplied to pipe bands, re-enactors, film and theatre, why not email us with your requirements – Minimum quantity applies to special order pattern hackles.
Feather Hackles – Regimental Traditions. The hackle is a clipped feather plume that is attached to a military headdress. In the British Army and the armies of some Commonwealth countries, the hackle is worn by some infantry regiments, especially those designated as fusilier regiments and those with Scottish and Northern Irish origins. The colour of the hackle varies from regiment to regiment. The modern hackle has its origins in a much longer plume, originally referred to by its Scots name, heckle, which was commonly attached to the feather bonnet worn by Highland regiments (now usually only worn by drummers, pipers and bandsmen). The smaller version originated in a regimental emblem adopted by the 42nd Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment, to be worn in the sun helmet issued in hot-weather postings from the 1870s.