18thC Shoulder Knot - uniform question

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Does anyone have a better picture of an 18th Century shoulder knot, in the style depicted here on a WAS Spanish Royal Guard ?

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Does this help.

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Oh it does I think thank you!!. Seems like two loops connected to a central knot?
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Yes. Looking at modern ones may help (although the number of loops may vary). Usually there's also a metal tip at the end.

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I think it was a way of keeping the "master" match out of harm's way - a sort of "safety match" if you like - and ready to relight those of the men, hence it would often indicate a corporal.
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Could be the origins. The Spanish Royal and Walloon guards had them for all ranks. Scarlet for troopers, silver for NCOs
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Thanks for helpful answers. I think ive improvised something that gives roughly the right impression with fuse wire

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I tried looking for a reenactment group website.......beyond me I'm afraid.

Your example looks OK to me.

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Cheers Eeb
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Yeah. That looks pretty good
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