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Old Korean military uniforms & rank

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Old Korean military uniforms & rank

Unread postby Erwin » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:30 am

[img]http://www.museum.kma.ac.kr/kor/dis/anc/img/원수용투쿠.jpg[/img]
Helmet of a Joseon Dynasty "Marshal", if you notice carefully at the center front of the visor is the Chinese character for Yuan Shuai(Marshal).

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Late Dae Han Empire military uniforms, from 1895 to 1910, notice the rank insignias are on epaulettes and/or on sleeve. The sleeve insignias are very similar to French Napoloenic era Hussars.

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Shoulder strap from Dae Han Empire. These shoulder straps was used somewhere from 1900-1907, this is a pair of shoulder strap for the rank of Lieutenant .

I've posted this link before, but for convenience sake :wink:
Link (Dae Han Empire rank insignia): http://ghostent.new21.org/home/4military/43derank.htm

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Various South Korean army uniforms from late 50's to mid-80's.

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Rank insignia for officers during the Korean war.

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Rank insignia for other ranks during the Korean war.

All pictures taken from the Korea Army Museum website.
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Unread postby ChrisWI » Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:30 pm

They appear to be infulinced mainly by the US and France in terms of uniforms
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Unread postby Erwin » Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:38 pm

Yes you're right.

During the late 19th century, the Chinese, Korean & Japanese empires revamped their military system by Prussian style, but followed the French rank insignias.

After the second world war somewhere around the 60's to 70's, Taiwan, South Korea & Japan followed the US style system & rank insignia.
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Unread postby Frank Soon » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:23 am

Hi Erwin
Thanks, I've been looking for the Korean war rank insignia for a long time.
I knew that the metal bars were worn on field hats from some old movies, but never seen a closeup picture like this.
Can you post some more pictures of uniforms and insignia of that period? or any information about that design?

Regards
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Unread postby general_tiu » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:15 am

Frank, the pics went AWOL for four years. Did you saved the rank insignia?
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korean Rank

Unread postby anubis » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:05 am

Hi Erwin.

I didn't see attached your picture of korean military items.

But I'm korean collector.

So, I knew that korean milatary rank than open on online.

Korean rank and insignia is more various than offcial open data.

Let me know If you need more detail data for korean military rank and insignia.

seewulf@naver.com

Have a nice day.
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Collector in south korea.
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Unread postby general_tiu » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:03 am

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I tried to reconstruct the rank insignias, but are these correct?
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Unread postby general_tiu » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:10 am

I found out that I am incorrect.

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taken from someone...

http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q224 ... 1756-1.jpg

Here's a "corrected" version.

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Unread postby orke » Sat May 22, 2010 6:51 am

Hi members, here old epauletts of Korea


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Unread postby general_tiu » Sat May 22, 2010 5:02 pm

No Korean navy yet?
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Unread postby orke » Sun May 23, 2010 7:37 am

not navy,general_tiu.
epauletts for army full dress.


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