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Army Beret Finishes: Shaving and Shaping

Issue Berets

These berets are thick and clumpy. They look very fuzzy and you will be spending a few hours with a razor to clean it up.

Photo of: issue beret fuzzy wool

Pre-shaven Berets

The material manufacturers pre-shave the beret to smooth it out. You will still need to shape it for wear and based upon your personal preference you may want to touch it up with a razor to smooth it out some more.

Photo of: Marlow White/Kingform pre-shaven beret's wool

Pre-shaped Berets?

We have generally seen two different types of pre-shaped berets: the first really are not shaped at all and the second are knock-off's that are not Natick certified and approved for uniform wear. Be wary when spending money on one of these berets.

Marlow White's swords and sabers have ceremonial blades. As such, they are built to strict military regulations to be used in drills, ceremonies, and displays. These blades are of the highest quality but are not sharpened for use as a weapon.
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