Signal Whistle

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  • Carved whistle
  • Stained wood
  • 4"L with a short rawhide lanyard
  • Insert includes whistle history and common marksman's signals
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    This stained wood signal whistle with a short rawhide lanyard is patterned after a period design. The American Army first organized companies of Light Infantry in 1775. These highly mobile units were initially made up of riflemen known for their speed and marksmanship whose primary role was as skirmishers. Small shrill whistles made of wood, antler, or other common materials played a role in signaling commands to these Light Infantry companies, who could not rely on the beating of the company drum to relay field communications. An insert with the whistle's history and some common marksman's signals are included.

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