yes, they are the zouave vent picks, as worn in the Crimea by the French Zouaves. A few of us wear them, after seeing the 114th PA wearing a few.
Shaun C. Grenan
"(The Fire Zouaves) were in a pretty complete state of donít care a d--n, modified by an affectionate and respectful deference to their Colonel.Ē - John Hay, 1861
" ' Ellsworth! Remember Ellsworth!' was the chorused battle-cry with us all, and at each shout horsemen would fall from their horses, victims upon our altar of vengeance." -Member of Co, B, 1st NY Fire Zouaves, NY Leader, July 23, 1861.