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Edged Weapons
Here is the place to discuss German edged weapons. Anything from fighting knives to swords to daggers. Come in and speak with some of the greatest minds in the hobby.
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Welcome - New Collectors Start Here (5 viewing)
This Forum is to welcome new Members and explain how GDC works.
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Re: Hello from Colorado(la...
(Panzerfaust) - Today at 03:16 PM
SS Dagger Forum (16 viewing)
Daggers of the SS: Model 1933 Daggers, Model 1936 Chained Daggers, Honor Daggers, Himmler Dedication Daggers, and all SS accoutrements. Moderated by Bernie Brule, owner of the SS Officer Computer Research Center. Co-moderated by Dave Hohaus, editor of Tom Wittmann's book on SS Edged Weapons.
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Re: Imperial Navy Dagger (...
(Billy G.) - Today at 01:29 PM
SA & NSKK Dagger Forum (7 viewing)
Daggers of the SA (Storm Troops): Standard Service, Feldherrnhalle, Special Presentation, High Leader Daggers, and all SA accoutrements. Also daggers of the NSKK - Standard Service, Chained, etc. Moderated by Mike McAlvanah, perhaps THE most accomplished SA dagger collector in history.
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Re: Haenels with extra bla...
(heers68) - Today at 02:51 PM
Rohm Dagger Forum (1 viewing)
Your place to discuss one of the most fascinating areas of German Dagger collecting. Learn about both SS and SA Rohm Daggers. Moderated by Gailen David, owner of GDM Militaria.
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Re: From the German Family
(the russian) - 01/11/15 06:37 PM
Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe Forum (8 viewing)
Daggers of the Army (Heer), Navy (Kriegsmarine), and Air Force (Luftwaffe), Characteristics and variations, as well as accoutrements (portapees and hangers). Moderated by Wotan and WWII-Collector.
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Re: Holler Heer Hptm. Kien...
(Mikee) - 40 minutes 37 seconds ago
HJ Edged Weapons Forum (3 viewing)
This is the place to discuss the edged weapons of the Hitler Youth: Leader daggers, the HJ knives ( including the youth knives of occupied countries) DJ knives, and HJ Honor Bayonets. Moderated by Herman V.
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Re: HJ Leader - fast judge...
(Gottlieb) - 01/12/15 04:01 PM
Miscellaneous Dagger Forum (2 viewing)
Everything else: NPEA, Reichs Labor Service (RAD), DLV, Diplomatic/Government, Red Cross, The RLB, Teno, Land and Water Customs, Railway, and Postal (Postschutz) Daggers, boot knives, Imperial Edged Weapons. Moderated by Ron Weinand.
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(zet) - 01/24/15 09:58 AM
European Edged Weapons
For discussion of swords, daggers, and bayonets used by European countries not including Germany. Additionally, uniforms from European countries other than Germany may be discussed here. Moderated by Jim Wallace, an advanced collector of European blades
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Re: What is this??
(Byzanti) - 01/26/15 09:06 PM
Edged Weapons Accoutrements Forum (2 viewing)
Visit this forum to discuss hangers, frogs, portepees, control tags, dagger storage bags, or anything else that was used with German edged weapons. Moderated by Houston Coates.
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Re: Knot ID needed
(Notaguru) - 01/15/15 10:29 PM
The BCN Bayonet Forum (9 viewing)
Your resource for Bayonet collecting worldwide. The Bayonet Collector's Network (BCN) was founded in 1996 to bring bayonet collectors together to share knowledge and information about bayonets. Come inside to talk not only about German bayonets, but about bayonets from around the world. Moderated by John Jacobi, founder of BCN and ably assisted by Terry Kissinger the man with all the Fire Bayonets.
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Re: assistance for the bay...
(ORPO) - Today at 07:44 PM
The Houston Coates - Hunting, Forestry, and Shooting Forum (5 viewing)
Houston is an expert in the field of hunting, forestry, and shooting daggers, as well as honor and presentation bayonets. He's on the MAX board of experts for these edged weapon categories, and in his 50 years of collecting has built the world's leading collection of Honor Bayonets.
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Re: ADJV Honor Hirschfänge...
(Mikee) - 33 minutes 18 seconds ago
German Sword Forum (1 viewing)
Got swords ? Here is the place to discuss them. Moderated by Fred Prinz, who most of you knew as Frogprinz.
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Re: need help with ruby ey...
(James LeBrasseur) - 01/29/15 05:52 PM
The Andy Mraz Kinder and Miniature Forum
Your place to discuss miniatures and kinder swords. Andy Mraz, the moderator, is considered an expert in this area. He is a frequent contributor to publications and a long-time collector.
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Re: Another one Polish min...
(Gottlieb) - 07/29/14 03:10 PM
Uniform & Accessories
This category covers most things worn "on the person" other than edged weapons and firearms. Headgear, uniforms, medals and badges, insignia, and more.
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SS & SA Uniform Forum
SS and SA Uniform Forum. Your place to discuss, uniforms, headgear and cloth insignia of the SS and the SA. Moderated by Fred Fokkelman
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Panzer Tab Opinion
(Gladiator41) - 01/22/15 08:43 PM
German Military Uniform Forum
Discuss uniforms, headgear, and cloth insignia of the German Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe services. This includes Camouflage and Paratroop (Fallschirmjäger ) uniforms.
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Re: HELP are these good or...
(Dave) - Today at 11:54 AM
Police Uniforms Forum (3 viewing)
Discuss uniforms, headgear, cloth insignia, and accessories of the German police services. Moderated by Bill Unland.
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Re: GDC Reference - Insign...
(Vern) - 12/10/14 10:23 PM
Miscellaneous German Uniforms (2 viewing)
The forum for uniforms, headgear, and cloth insignia of all other german organizations such as the TENO, The Labor Corps, the DLV, and the Diplomatic Corps.
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Re: GDC Armband Reference
(seany) - 01/21/15 05:16 PM
Imperial German Uniforms, Orders, and Decorations (1 viewing)
Your place to discuss all Imperial German Militaria including: service medals, decorations, badges, insigna, photos, documents, spiked helmets, visors, field gear, flags, cloth insigia, etc. Moderated by Bill Warda, an expert in many fields on German Miliitaria.
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Re: Imperial Allach
(WWII) - 01/04/15 12:11 PM
Medals & Badges of the Third Reich Forum (9 viewing)
The forum for Medals, ribbons, and badges and other awards of all German services. Iron Crosses, Shooting Badges, Membership Pins, and more. Moderated by Fritz Kunz III and Derjager.
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Re: German/Austrian non N....
(derjager) - Today at 01:13 PM
Belts and Buckles Forum
The place to discuss brocade and service belts, as well as belt buckles. Moderated by Jean Pierre.
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Re: Luftwaffe brocade belt...
(Gottlieb) - 01/12/15 02:13 PM
Helmet Forum (3 viewing)
Steel Helmet Forum. Discuss all German steel helmets from all branches of service and organizations, from both WWI and WWII.
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Re: local helmet pickup?
(Steven C) - Today at 04:16 PM
The Honor Ring Forum (12 viewing)
Honor Rings are a fascinating area of SS Collecting. Use this forum to discuss Honor Rings, private purchase rings, documents, Moderated by Gaspare Bua, an avid collector and Honor Ring buff.
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Re: spanish made ones
(Mikee) - Today at 10:00 PM
General Militaria
Here is the place to discuss all militaria other than German uniforms, accessories, and daggers. Beer steins, regalia, firearms, field gear, other edged weapons, etc.
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United States Militaria (2 viewing)
Your place to discuss United States Militaria including weapons, uniforms, medals, and other items of interest from all periods of United States Military History. Moderated by Mr. Jerry, a long time collector from Wisconsin.
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(BAMA) - 01/15/15 09:19 AM
Japanese Militaria Forum
For discussing Samaurai Swords, Japanese headgear and uniforms, medals, rifles and related equipment, everything from grenade launchers and bayonets. Moderated by Jareth Holub. A professional antique restoration expert, Jareth has been collecting Japanese militaria for over 25 years.
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Re: My First Navy Contract...
(Jareth Holub) - 11/06/14 09:48 PM
Miscellaneous Militaria and Regalia Forum
A place to discuss militaria that does not fit in another forum. Also for railroad car eagles, statues, personality busts, Allach porcelin, silverware, napkins, and other collectibles. Moderated by Rich Yankowski.
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Re: Mystery to me!
(Byzanti) - 01/18/15 09:36 PM
Historic and Period Firearms Forum (2 viewing)
Do you collect, shoot, or just enjoy looking at historic firearms ? Anything from matchlocks to WWII Lugers ? If you do, this forum is for you. Show us what you have and ask your questions here. Moderated by Vern.
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Re: Walther PP family
(Vern) - 12/26/14 01:33 PM
Names Documents and Photos Forum
This Forum is for the discussion of any named or numbered items you may have in your collection as well as the discussion of period photos and documents. Moderated by Ross Kelbaugh an accomplished researcher in SS and other TR areas.
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Unusual SS Hohenstaufen So...
(Mark P.) - 01/25/15 12:51 PM
German Translation Forum (2 viewing)
The place for quick German translations and definitions of German Military terms and obsolete words. Please keep requests to approximately 25 words.
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Re: help translating dedic...
(Roy Carroll) - 12/22/14 09:46 PM
Flags, Field Gear, and Vehicles Forum (7 viewing)
The place to discuss German flags, field gear, banners, vehicles and similar items. Moderated by Doug Kenwright who you knew as KURSK
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Re: Flag Manufacture catal...
(DAMAST) - 01/10/15 10:09 AM
General Interest
Everything else that doesn't fit in the other categories, in addition to our "community" forums that are not collectible-specific. Want a translation? Have a question about how the forum works? It's all here.
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Media Review Forum
This Forum is to review and discuss books, movies, and websites pertinent to our hobby. Own a good book? Seen a great movie? Found a interesting website? Let us know all about it.
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The imitation game- news!
(Byzanti) - 01/21/15 07:27 PM
Other Hobbies and Collections (4 viewing)
What else do you collect besides militaria or what other hobbies do you have ? MOPAR? Aviation Collectibles? MOPAR ? Beer Steins ? Let us know and post some pictures if you can. Moderated by Bernie Brule, who is into MOPAR.
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Re: Tools of the Trade [?]
(Byzanti) - Yesterday at 11:39 PM
Computer Help & Idea Exchange Forum
Does your computer have a bug? Is it slowing down? Need to know how to resize a picture? Jump in and ask Aaron Buck, an IT industry veteran.
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Re: test 2
(Baz69) - 10/12/14 11:01 AM
Restoration, Conservation, and Maintenance Forum (1 viewing)
Learn about restoration, conservation, and maintenance techniques and the pros and cons of each. Moderated by Vern Bryant, accomplished restoration expert.
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Re: To repair blade, or no...
(Grumpy) - 01/13/15 05:56 PM
Premium Members Forum (1 viewing)
This is a Forum where Premium Members can meet to discuss topics relevant to the Hobby and GDC. Moderated by Vern and Dave
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Re: german daggers on face...
(Skynyrd) - 11/27/14 08:55 AM
Militaria Shows & Exhibits (2 viewing)
Do you know of an upcoming militaria show or a great militaria Museum ? Please share it with GDC Members and help the hobby. Anywhere in the World ! Moderated by Houston Coates.
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Saint John Military & ...
(Rob Dekker) - 11/08/14 08:59 AM
Hobby Humor Corner
Got funny pictures with crazy captions? Want to give Andy Mraz a run for his money as official site comedian? Post all your jokes here. Please keep your posts IN GOOD TASTE. Moderated by Andy Mraz's frog.
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Re: My son made an assault...
(Steven C) - 12/23/14 11:16 PM
Period History Forum
This forum is for discussions and debates about historical topics relevant to our hobby.
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Re: use of the VZ24 in the...
(ORPO) - 01/06/15 09:09 AM
In Memoriam (1 viewing)
This Forum is to remember our absent friends and collectors.
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Re: Sonny Johnson/Johnsons...
(Byzanti) - 01/21/15 06:05 AM
Collector's Showcase (3 viewing)
A place to share your collection or favorite piece with other collectors. Moderated by Roger Jeandell aka "Leipzig"
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Re: Rikshirdens Idrettsmer...
(JohnZ) - 01/22/15 10:14 AM
GDC Reference Library

-- German Militaria References --

Awards and Medals

Combat Badges & Clasps
Iron Cross 1st Gallery
Iron Cross 1st Spanges
Iron Cross 2nd Gallery
Iron Cross 2nd Spanges
Knight's Cross Gallery
Military Medals
Official Party/Gau Badges
Party & Political Orders
Red Cross/Social Welfare Awards
Ribbon Bar Chart
Service Medals
Shields/Cuff Titles
Award/Medal Maker Marks

Daggers & Swords

Dagger Id Guide
Miniature Dagger Id Guide
Dagger Blade Mottos
Dagger Maker Marks
Dagger SA/NSKK Group Marks
Dagger SS RZM Codes
Eickhorn "Field Marschall" Swords

Insignia and Emblems

Belt Buckles
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - NSDAP
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - SA
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - SS
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Other NSDAP
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Military
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Government
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Police
Cuff Titles - Non-SS
Cuff Titles - SS
Foreign Volunteer Arm Shields
Hat/Cap Metal Emblems
Helmet Decals
Military Services Waffenfarbe

Manufacturer Codes

Erkennungs Unit Abbreviations
HeeresWaffenAmt Codes
Lieferant & LDO Numbers
Optics Maanufacturer Codes
RZM M1 - Insignia & Badge Makers
RZM M2 - Metal Work Suppliers
RZM M3 - Party Emblem Makers
RZM M4 - Buckle Makers
RZM M5 - Uniform Accessories
RZM M7 - Edged Weapons Makers
RZM M9 - Tinnie Makers
RZM M11/12 - NSDAP LS Medals & Minature Makers

-- U.S. Militaria References --

Aviator Wings
Military Medals
Ribbon Chart
WW1 Division Patches
WW2 Army & Corps Patches
WW2 Division Patches
WW2 Phantom Division Patches

-- Small Arms References --

Autoloading Pistols 1892-1909
Beretta Pistols 1915-1945
Colt Auto Pistols 1900-1945
FN (Browning) Pistols 1900-1945
Lugers - DWM Commercial 1898-1929
Lugers - DWM Military/Contract 1904-29
Lugers - Rework & Non-DWM 1920-1945
Mauser C96 Broomhandles 1896-1937
Nambu Pistols 1902-1945
Walther 1-9, PP, PPK, & P38 1910-1945
Walther Sport/Olympia Pistols

WW2 Pistols
WW2 Rifles
WW2 Sub-machine Guns
WW2 (German) Assault Rifles
WW2 Light Machine Guns

-- WW2 Armored Vehicles --

Axis Countries
Armored Vehicles of Germany
Armored Vehicles of Hungary
Armored Vehicles of Italy
Armored Vehicles of Japan

Allied Countries
Armored Vehicles of France
Armored Vehicles of Great Britain
Armored Vehicles of Poland
Armored Vehicles of the U.S.
Armored Vehicles of the U.S.S.R.

More to come ;)

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