Show your South Carolina secession fervor with this authentic flashy cockade! Red satin ribbon with a steel button and the motto "Blood and Steel" on the pendant. Approximately 3" across the rosette and the pendants are about 4" long. Pin back is silver-plated and 1" wide.
THE BADGES OF LOYALTY.The scarlet cockade and steel button, of which we spoke yesterday, has, we learn, been unanimously adopted by the Edgefield Riflemen, and is now a pledge by them to resist Black Republican rule in or out of South Carolina. The motto is “Blood and Steel”—a reliable cure for present troubles.
The (Baltimore) Daily Exchange, 19 November 1860
People in the past wore a cockade to tell a story about themselves. I love researching what those stories were and why people wanted to tell them. People today have stories to tell too, so that's what motivates me to keep making cockades! What's your story and how can I help you tell it better?