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*Available to Tomb Guards
Port Authority Panel Tote Bag with SHGTUS Logo BG5160
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Port Authority Panel Tote Bag BG 5160
This tote bag has a secure zippered top and adjustable webbed handles for easy carrying.
- 600 denier polyester canvas
- Zippered top opening
- Large from pocket
- Adjustable webbed handles
- Pen holder loops
- Two side mesh pockets
- Large front slip pocket
- Dimensions: 14.875’’ high by 13.25’’ wide by 5.125’’ deep.
- 1,010 cubic inches of storage space
The bags can be ordered in either black/hunter green, black/Red, black/royal blue or black/stone, and can be embroidered with one of four available full color logos: Tomb Guard Badge, Society Badge logo or Associate Member logo, or the Centennial logo. Each logo measures 3.5’’ in diameter. Each bag is embroidered to order and will ship directly from our embroiderer.
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Did you know?
Are the shoes specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet?
The shoes are standard issue military dress shoes. They are built up so the sole and heel are equal in height. This allows the Sentinel to stand with a straight back and perpendicular to the ground. A side effect of this is that the Sentinel can "roll" on the outside of the build up walking down the mat. Done correctly, the hat and bayonet will appear to not "bob" up and down with each step. It gives a more formal, fluid and smooth look to the walk, rather than a "marching" appearance.
The soles have a steel tip on the toe and a "horseshoe" steel plate on the heel. This prevents wear on the sole and allows the Sentinel to move smoothly during his movements when he turns to face the Tomb and then back down the mat.
Then there is the "clicker". It is a shank of steel attached to the inside of the face of the heel build-up on each shoe. It allows the Sentinel to heel click during certain movements. A guard change is considered great when all the heel clicks fall together and sound as one click. The guard change is occasionally done in the "silent" mode (as a sign of devotion to the Unknowns) with no voice commands - every thing is done in relation to the heel clicks and on specific counts.