The Cavalry Guidon was used by the U.S. Cavalry during the Civil War and in the American West. Often called a “swallowtail” because of its V-shaped cut, it had two rows of circles. The cavalry were first authorized to carry the U.S. Flag in the Civil War (artillery and infantry units had been authorized in 1836 and 1842, respectively).
This is an American made flag of our toughest, most durable nylon fabric. It has solid brass grommets. You won’t find a nylon flag with higher tensile and tear strength, yet it flies very well in the wind. It has excellent strength retention under UV exposure, and high resistance to UV fading. The colors are deeper, brighter and last over time, due to the aniline dyeing process.
There is a one inch double edge fold with four rows of stitching on the fly edge. It has 1 1/2 inch reinforced stitching vertically at the fly corners, and 3 1/2 inch reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top of bottom of the fly.