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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 (3 viewing)
This Forum is to welcome new Members and explain how GDC works.
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Re: howdy from Alberta - C...
(Panzerfaust) - 08/30/14 05:57 PM
SS Dagger Forum (13 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: Still out there...
(Panzerfaust) - 09/28/14 11:02 AM
SA & NSKK Dagger Forum (5 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: Tagged SA Authentic or...
(wotan) - 09/29/14 12:50 PM
Rohm Dagger Forum (2 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: SS Full Rohm Dagger To...
(FRO) - 09/23/14 11:07 AM
Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe Forum (6 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: Need help in id'ing Lu...
(militarymania) - Yesterday at 07:37 PM
HJ Edged Weapons Forum (4 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 knife M 7/12
(Mac 66) - 09/25/14 06:36 AM
Miscellaneous Dagger Forum (4 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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Re: Postal Leader Dagger O...
(Billy G.) - 09/21/14 11:28 AM
European Edged Weapons (6 viewing)
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: Please identify
(Dmitry_GR) - 09/28/14 12:05 PM
Edged Weapons Accoutrements Forum (1 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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unknown hanger
(zet) - 07/24/14 04:03 PM
The BCN Bayonet Forum (10 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: Post your rarest bayon...
(ORPO) - Today at 10:21 AM
The Houston Coates - Hunting, Forestry, and Shooting Forum (1 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: Army "Besten Schu...
(Denny Gaither) - 09/26/14 06:03 PM
German Sword Forum (2 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: Mecklenburg-Schwerin S...
(Tristan) - Yesterday at 07:54 AM
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 (8 viewing)
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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Re: SA tab
(Mr. Jerry) - Yesterday at 10:32 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 Please
(Grumpy) - 09/20/14 06:27 PM
Police Uniforms Forum (2 viewing)
Discuss uniforms, headgear, cloth insignia, and accessories of the German police services. Moderated by Bill Unland.
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Re: Traffic Director Armba...
(kyles bullets) - 06/14/14 06:02 PM
Miscellaneous German Uniforms (3 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: Help Please
(all1knew) - 09/26/14 01:35 AM
Imperial German Uniforms, Orders, and Decorations (5 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
(Tristan) - 09/28/14 10:29 AM
Medals & Badges of the Third Reich Forum (10 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: Show your Erkennungsma...
(Vern) - 09/30/14 11:54 PM
Belts and Buckles Forum (1 viewing)
The place to discuss brocade and service belts, as well as belt buckles. Moderated by Jean Pierre.
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Re: Help w/ Value
(all1knew) - 09/26/14 01:36 AM
Helmet Forum (1 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: Help w/ Value
(J.R.Scott) - 09/22/14 07:11 PM
The Honor Ring Forum (6 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: Discussion SS HONOR RI...
(Byzanti) - 09/29/14 08:19 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 (1 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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Re: One more time, need he...
(Notaguru) - 09/19/14 10:36 PM
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: Lost National Treasure...
(Denny Gaither) - 09/23/14 12:07 PM
Miscellaneous Militaria and Regalia Forum (3 viewing)
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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Need help on id'ing this e...
(militarymania) - 09/29/14 06:23 PM
Historic and Period Firearms Forum (1 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: No place to post this
(Steven C) - 09/27/14 04:34 PM
Names Documents and Photos Forum (1 viewing)
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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Re: maps
(kingtiger) - 09/28/14 10:12 PM
German Translation Forum
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: Correct Horse Command ...
(dagger63) - 09/19/14 01:31 PM
Flags, Field Gear, and Vehicles Forum (1 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: Hj banners ?
(pvon) - Yesterday at 07:56 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 (1 viewing)
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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Re: Anyone interested in t...
(Gaspare) - 05/31/14 09:51 PM
Other Hobbies and Collections (1 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: Longevity plasma cutte...
(Gaspare) - 07/13/14 11:54 PM
Computer Help & Idea Exchange Forum (1 viewing)
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) - 09/21/14 04:42 AM
Restoration, Conservation, and Maintenance Forum
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: tang thread problem
(Barry Brown) - 05/19/14 06:38 PM
Premium Members Forum
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: GD updated soft
(Vern) - 12/16/13 09:37 PM
Militaria Shows & Exhibits (1 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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Re: CrossRoads Military He...
(Rob Dekker) - 09/25/14 10:30 PM
Hobby Humor Corner (2 viewing)
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: driving behind this tr...
(Ed Martin) - 07/02/14 04:49 PM
Period History Forum
This forum is for discussions and debates about historical topics relevant to our hobby.
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Re: Untoched war relics on...
(Panzerfaust) - 09/17/14 10:05 AM
In Memoriam
This Forum is to remember our absent friends and collectors.
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Re: John Pepera
(Ross Kelbaugh (SS-Researcher)) - 05/30/14 05:16 PM
Collector's Showcase (1 viewing)
A place to share your collection or favorite piece with other collectors. Moderated by Roger Jeandell aka "Leipzig"
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Re: My armband collection
(kyles bullets) - 09/10/14 07:46 PM
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

Armbands
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
Gorgets
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 1906-29
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.


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