The base material is from a stash of cotton canvas that I salvaged (Yes, with permission) from the darkest recess of an old stone church basement. The building was erected in 1876, and looked like it had been abandoned and neglected for years.
The olive wool felt was purchase at a surplus auction from a former government/military contractor and had a packing slip tucked inside dating to the early 1980's.
The date the Marines were created, November 10, 1775, is written in the lower corner.
No distressing was added to this flag. All materials were used 'as is'. If it has US military insignia on it, any battle scars it bears better be earned, not simulated.