About Us

Coghlin and Upton originated in 1976 as a part-time business, researching and producing custom items of historical military uniforming and accessories. In 1987 this became a full-time enterprise under the name of Musket, Fife & Drum. In 1997, Musket, Fife & Drum acquired Coghlin Military Leather of London, Ontario. This business had been supplying contemporary dress regalia and accoutrements to the Armed Forces and other uniformed organizations since 1983.

In January 1998, the two operations were merged under the name Coghlin and Upton Military and Historical Accoutrements, offering both modern and period products. This title was subsequently reduced to Coghlin and Upton Military Accoutrements in 2003 on the consideration that our products were militarily oriented regardless of the time period.

In late 2012, Robin Upton elected to retire and sold the business to David Brunelle, a long-time re-enactor, friend and customer. David is well know in the re-enacting community, incorporated the company under the name Coghlin and Upton Inc.

We look forward to the future and serving you well.