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Old 12-05-2018, 06:43 AM   #1
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Hello friends! Could You help me to identify this shooting cords
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:48 AM   #2
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:56 AM   #3
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:25 AM   #4
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:39 PM   #5
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These are all examples of a non military Schützenschnur worn by members of a Schützenverein (sport shooting organisation/club).
What some people might not know yet is that this type of award was first worn by the Spanish troops in Holland during the eighty year war (1568-1648) because the most friendly Spanish king at that time ordered to hang every Dutchman wearing a rifle,so the Spanish musketeers carried a rope to do so.
If one really tried you still would be able to hang someone with a schnur like the ones in this thread.........
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:12 AM   #6
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this type of award was first worn by the Spanish troops in Holland during the eighty year war (1568-1648) because the most friendly Spanish king at that time ordered to hang every Dutchman wearing a rifle,so the Spanish musketeers carried a rope to do so
Maybe to correct and in my opinion: it was not the Schützenschnur, but the precursor for the Fangschnur/Affenschaukel (the halter with snails). It weren't Dutch, but Wallonians that changed sides and served then for the Dutch.

The lanyard shown is for 98% one for a shooting association and one can still buy them in this form.
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Maybe to correct and in my opinion: it was not the Schützenschnur, but the precursor for the Fangschnur/Affenschaukel (the halter with snails). It weren't Dutch, but Wallonians that changed sides and served then for the Dutch.

The lanyard shown is for 98% one for a shooting association and one can still buy them in this form.
Hallo Wim;
You're probably right with that Fangschnur,however if that's the case Wikipedia and a lot of other websites should take note of this thread and change their info .
See what I mean;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German...f_Marksmanship
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The story of Alva was told to me many, many years ago and was included in my book about aguillettes. They spoke about a cord with nails. And this is the precursor for the Fangschnur, as there were often two metal tips included with the braid.
The men from Wallonië did wear leather forage straps with nails aorund the neck during the battle. After the war, the regiment did wear them from the shoulder as a sign of distinction. Note it all is a legend!

The development of the early Fangschnur is shown with drawings in my book.
Who cares if the websites do change their text.

A Schützenschnur does not have nails, but acorns.

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Many thanks for the help!
And about time period of my cords?
These examples are made of not synthetic materials.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:48 PM   #10
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Hard to say as these didn't change much during the last half century.
Anywhere from the late fifties up until very recent I'm afraid.
It sounds good saying that they were from the previous century .

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