Scottish Saltire – Police Feather Bonnet Hackle – Traditional military style feather hackles made to order for pipe bands and associations. Various sizes and patterns feather bonnet hackles available. 100% hand made in the UK as supplied to the regiments.
Length of central rod 12″ / 30cm
Scottish Saltire – Police Feather Bonnet Hackle – Overall length to tip of feather approx 13″ / 33cm
100% made in the UK
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.