The Color Corps is an ELECTIVE division of the Fourth Degree, whose distinctive presence in parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, Confirmations and other Catholic functions are a visible reminder of our service to the community. There is a new Fourth Degree Uniform with blazer, tie, dark grey pants and beret. The ceremonial sword symbolizes Christian Knighthood, and is carried to signify reverence to Church, Eucharist, country and freedom. Color Corps members wear the colors with pride, knowing they represent the very best of the Knights of Columbus.
Current cost of beret, blazer, tie and dark grey pants is $449 from Click Here to order new uniform
Message from Supreme on October 25, 2019:
We are pleased to welcome “The Supply Room” (TSR) as the new distributor of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree regalia.
TSR is a world-class, leading distributer of military and law enforcement uniforms, located in Oxford, Alabama. In addition to 100+ years of experience and a solid reputation for quality, they will offer customer service representatives dedicated to Knights of Columbus uniform orders.
Our uniforms will remain of the highest quality, while the cost will drop to $449. Because of the transition, all ordering of uniforms will be suspended Nov. 1 and resume on Dec. 1.
What to know:
- As before, orders may be placed at kofcuniform.com.
- The customer service number remains the same and is available at 1-833-562-4327.
- TSR customer service is able to assist with questions regarding uniforms ordered from the previous fulfillment company.
We remain grateful to our Sir Knights and are proud of the dignity and respect with which you represent the Order in your parishes and communities.
Thank you for letting us serve you.
Vendors: for sword
- English Company
- Lynch and Kelly NOTE: Lynch and Kelly has sold their assets to Supreme and they have closed the business.
Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as Color Guards and Honor Guards at civic and religious functions, an activity which has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus organization. Honor Guardsmen have mastered the “Manual of the Swordsmen”.
OFFICIAL REGALIA DRESS MEMBERS
The officially designated Fourth Degree member regalia dress is set forth in the Laws of the Fourth Degree (Article XI, “Official Dress and Regalia,” Sections 38 and 40); and is as follows:
➢ Navy Blue Blazer with Fourth Degree Emblem Crest and Knights of Columbus Emblem of the Order buttons
➢ Official Fourth Degree Gray trousers
➢ Official Fourth Degree Necktie
➢ Official Fourth Degree Black Beret with Fourth Degree metal badge
➢ Plain White Dress Shirt with button cuff (no French cuffs – no button down collar shirts)
➢ Plain Black trouser belt
➢ Black Socks and Plain Black Shoes
➢ Official Fourth Degree Lapel Pin (#PG-113)
➢ Past and Former Miniature Medals of Office
The Knights of Columbus Color Corps official regalia dress is the same as the official regalia dress of a member, with the addition of the following:
➢ Service Baldric, together with a sword, worn over the blazer front from the right shoulder to the left hip. When a sword is not permitted for any reason the Service Baldric shall be worn nevertheless.
➢ White gloves
➢ Color bearers wear a colorbearer harness and the Service Baldric with no sword
Meetings and Functions: When a Fourth Degree member attends an official function of the Order where Fourth Degree dress is required (whether member regalia or Color Corps regalia), he may wear the current medal of his office around his neck, Assembly, Council, State Council, Supreme Council or Supreme Assembly. At a Fourth Degree exemplification the only lapel pin allowed is the Official Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Lapel Pin (#PG-113).
For Fourth Degree exemplification attire for members, candidates and military, refer to Official Instructions. A Former Supreme Director, Past State Deputy, Former Vice Supreme Master, Former District Master, Former District Deputy, Past Grand Knight or Past Faithful Navigator may wear their Past and Former Miniature Medal for offices held in accordance with the guidelines detailed in this manual and in the Protocol Handbook. No other medals other than Papal Medals, may be worn, upon the Official Blazer.
A pocket name badge is not worn with Member or Color Corps regalia.
|Explanation of the colors worn by the Fourth Degree when in full regalia, and what these colors signify.
They are as follows:
Colored patches will be worn on the beret behind the Fourth Degree emblem as follows:
Those not holding office (who formerly wore red capes) will wear berets with no patch.
Once a Sir Knight attains an office, he is entitled to wear the colors of