If you make Civil War camp items, you're familiar with the often tedious process of cutting stencils by hand. That is, assuming you can find a stencil to reproduce or cut out to begin with. The hard tack stencils easily take me 1-2 hours or a couple episodes of some Ken Burn's Civil War. The smaller ones I can print in card stock which cuts easier and lasts longer. The big ones are done on large format printer paper and if I'm lucky I get two uses out of them. I tried calling all the print shops all over my local area and the only one who even considered making reusable stencils for me...no lie...wanted to charge $500 for these two stencils! Disheartened, I went back to doing it the old way for several more months. Then, one day, I had an epiphany: check out Etsy! Going over a few listings I found Stencil Revolution. I emailed them my files and I got a very friendly response right away. We emailed over a couple of days due to the time difference of Eastern and Pacific time and with shipping, they only cost about $50! I got them in the mail today and they are so much more crisp than anything I could do with an Xacto plus with them being made out of heavy duty material, are easily washable, and infinitely reusable. On top of all of that I got them in less than a week! I'll be having them make up a stencil for my new Sharps ammo box design here shortly. If you're looking for your own reusable stencils, I highly recommend Stencil Revolution. Click the link to visit their website.
2nd USSS, Co. D
Uniforms and Gear
Welcome to our uniforms and gear page. These resources explain our gear and list articles and resources to improve your impression. Texts in italics are straight from army regulations.