Swagger Stick
Description
Media Type
Image
Description
The wooden swagger stick measures 69 cm long. Silver ball on end measures 10.5 cm in circumference.
Notes
The first swagger stick was made in 1569 and it was adopted by the Marine Corps in the latter part of the 19th century. It was used to lead men on parade and to provide punishment for things like sneezing in ranks, scratching your head, or giving an officer a dirty look. In 1959, the swagger stick became an optional piece of the uniform.
Date of Original
1914
Date Of Event
1914
Dimensions
Height: 69 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
1987.33.34
Geographic Coverage
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Edinburgh Square Heritage and Cultural Centre
Email:museums@haldimandcounty.on.ca
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Swagger Stick


The wooden swagger stick measures 69 cm long. Silver ball on end measures 10.5 cm in circumference.