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Whether it is the famous three lions of King Richard or the Stars and Stripes, historical flags have represented honor and show allegiance and pride. Flags, banners, standards, call them what you will, they represent countries, militaries, identify territories, honor royalty, and can act as warnings. However, there are some that were infamous as well. Pirates and Privateers of all sorts made flags to instill fear, the most famous being the skull and crossbones

In antiquity, standards were used in warfare to identify the various factions fighting and reigned over a victorious battlefield. Examples include the eagle carried by the Roman aquilifer, or the dragon standard of the Sarmatians. The latter would fly freely in the wind, carried by a horseman, similar to a kite. Beginning in the Middle Ages and later, flags were used primarily as a symbol of identity in battle, which made it easier to identify a knight than only from the heraldic symbol painted on the shield or tunic. The increasing use of flags during the high medieval period was gradually adopted by city states. During the Age of Sail, especially in the early 17th century, it was common (later a legal obligation) for ships to bear flags designating their nationality; these flags would eventually evolve into present-day national flags. Flags also became the preferred means to convey messages at sea. 

Use of flags outside of military or naval context begins only with the rise of nationalism at the end of the 18th century; the earliest have been dated to that period, and during the 19th century it became common for every sovereign state to have a national flag. We feature many iconic pirate flagsUS flags and US Civil War flags, plus many historical flags from various countries that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. All of these are great for display, teaching, home use, or reenacting.

Read about flag etiquette and standards of respect for the US flag

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Templar Flag

#801444
This five-cross Templar flag is made of indoor/outdoor nylon with grommets. Measures 3” x 5”.
$11.95

Join Or Die Flag

#804759
Adorn with metal grommets, this polyester flag depicts the famous cartoon published by Ben Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette paper during a perilous era of US history. Measures 3' x 5'.
$11.95

Green Mountain Boys Flag

#804760
One of the most well-known flags from the Revolutionary War era, this replica is made of polyester with metal grommets. Measures 3' x 5'.
$11.95

Whiskey Rebellion Flag

#804762
This polyester with metal grommet flag was used by Western farmers to protest against the tax imposed on distilled spirits in 1791. Measures 3' x 5'.
$11.95

Grand Union Flag

#804763
This flag is made of polyester with metal grommets and depicts the first "official" flag, predating the stars and stripes. Measures 3' x 5'.
$11.95

Embroidered Fringed Texas Flag

#804764
This flag is made of 210D Oxford polyester with embroidered stars and heavy canvas header. Features four rows of stitching at the fly-end and brass grommets.
$22.95

Embroidered Fringed Colonial Flag

#804761
This heavy duty flag is made of 210D Oxford polyester with embroidered stars and bright gold fringe. Features four rows of stitching at the fly-end. Brass grommets.
$22.95

Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

#750026
This Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag is an exacting replica of their battle flag; one that would have flown over many victories. This is a high quality replica on a heavy weight cotton with double batting and gold fringe around the outside.
$38.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

A nice replica flag of the Napoleonic Grenadier Guards. It lists the major campaigns of the unit on the reverse side and is a good piece of memorabilia for any period enthusiast. Looks great hanging in my military history home library. For the price, its a good buy. Getting a more authentically made silk and wool replica flag like this will cost you several hundred dollars so I'd take this one.
Reviewed by: Robert, August 11, 2019

Review of: Betsy Ross Flag

Great quality on the flags I bought at a good price.
Reviewed by: Jim, July 16, 2019

Review of: Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

Very hard to find a French Napoleonic flag at a price like this. Its a great piece for your war game room.
Reviewed by: Kyle, February 21, 2019

Review of: Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

This is an excellent screen print version of the later (1812 )regimental flag. The material is silky in texture and the printing concise and clear. An excellent prop.
Reviewed by: Barry, October 12, 2018

Review of: US Flag

Murica!
Reviewed by: Robert, February 06, 2017

Review of: POW MIA Flag

Many times when I find a commemorative or reproduction of a flag I want, I am often disappointed by the material the flag is printed on.  They tend to be of very light nylon which looks great in a very slight breeze; but, the entire flag fails when it comes to continued use in windy conditions.  This POW-MIA flag is very well made and will withstand many years of my flying it on special occasions.
Reviewed by: Randall, December 01, 2016

Review of: Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

l have been trying to purchase this type of napoleonic flag for years now,but they have only been available from france and very expensive.this flag is superb two sided and acurate,what a find.i do hope that they intend to do different regiments,and my be a british flag of the same period.the price including postage is fair sam.
Reviewed by: samuel, August 31, 2016

Review of: Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

Nice looking good material. Now I need a British one.
Reviewed by: carter, July 11, 2016

Review of: Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

Appropriately priced.
Reviewed by: Daniel, June 30, 2016

Review of: US Flag

Thank you so much for pointing this out: this is not a photo of the actual product nor the photo originally online and shown in our catalog. We have corrected the error!
Reviewed by: Atlanta Cutlery Team, October 20, 2014