The term "Evzone",which literally means "well belted", can be traced back to the Homeric Epics where it was first by Homer to describe the lightly armed warriors who distinguished themselves with their strength and fighting abillity.
Light Infantry Companies were created in 1833 in the Hellenic Army. Their soldiers were also called Evzones but in fact thy wore European uniforms.
In 1868. the first four Evzones Battalions, were formed. The dress worn by the soldiers in these newly instituted Battalions was based on the Hellenic national dress, a short white "fustanella", "fermeli" (an inside waist coat) a red "fez", "tsarouchia", etc
In 1908, a khaki evzone field dress was designed.
During the Balkan Wars 1912-1913, the Evzones, in ther new, characteristic field uniform and their legendary Mannlicher-Schoenauer M1903 rifle, the bayonet and the battle cry "Aera" which was then heard for the first time, played an important role in the liberation of the enslaved Greek territory.
The Evzones were then regarded both nationally and internationally as the symbol of the Greek Armed Forced and of Greece in general, because of their characteristic dress and bravery.
Presentation: in luxury quilted case
Paint: artisanally painted by water resistent paints
Total weight of: 1.513 grs
Pedestal: brown, ultraviolet barnished, hihgh bright
Number of pieces: 23
Pedestal sizes(mm): 120x70x30
Total measure including a wood base: 20 cm