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Re: WW2 Dutch MOBILISATION rings benten 05/17/2021 08:47 PM
Indeed Gaspare, that are not molds, but dies.

Thank you for your reply!

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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Ring award video wotan 05/17/2021 07:43 PM
Unfortunately the film is without sound but I think Mike and SpitfireVb hit the nail on the head. A far distance marriage. "Only" the groom is getting the ring (none of the other two soldiers got a ring - as they are groomesmen). Therefore the groom is signing the mariage certificate as does the officer as marriage registrar. And as Spitfire Vb stated, here are wedding rings worn on the right hand.
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Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Wood Grip Army Dagger? wotan 05/17/2021 06:57 PM
Hello Guy H, grip looks good to me. These I have seen did look more white or a yellowing white. Yours does look really more in the directon of soft yellow but nevertheless I like it very much.
I assume that you have disambled the dagger (I do not recommend this!) or have other proof for a painted wooden grip as for me -only from the pics- it does look more like a milkstone grip with the characteristic lot of very small cracks?
It is a WKC dagger?

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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Personalized reproduction honor ring source? Mikee 05/17/2021 02:06 PM
Well done E!
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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Re: German ring zvastika Gaspare 05/17/2021 01:22 PM
Cotoroanta , It is a nice looking ring.. It was not a issued piece. Anyone with the money could have bought it.. They were usually early rings bought/gifted as a patriotic piece..
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HJ Edged Weapons Forum Jump to new posts
Re: E.G. HJ Knife Herman V. (aka Herr Mann) 05/17/2021 09:46 AM
Originally Posted by jim39
yes, I see one very nice transitional Gierling, but I like the early HJs because most show some type of logo maker mark, I wonder what that logo is supposed to be on these early HJ Gierlings? thanks

"Transitional" is a term used when a HJ-knife (or SA-dagger) is marked with the maker mark plus the RZM code. A better term is double marked in my opinion.

Both the versions of the Emil Gierling shown here are early HJ-knife variants: they only have the maker mark, no RZM code.

Best regards,

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SS Dagger Forum Jump to new posts
Re: SS M7./8 Ed Gembruch dagger opinions please Guy H. 05/17/2021 01:00 AM
Well thank you for the reply. There are so many parts daggers I see lately with poor fittings and grips etc. I was just curious.
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German Sword & Miniatures Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Paul Weyersberg Polizei Sword - Opinion FSMC 05/14/2021 05:56 PM
As Gaspare said it looks like it was ground dug or at the very least in a wet basement. Somebody took a wire wheel to it and in my opinion replaced the grip. I would think it would have been worth more if they had just left it in it's original dug state.
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Rohm Dagger Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Database of Christmas Party Daggers. den70 05/14/2021 05:40 PM
Now concerning the database. I am not going to judge or declare this or that dagger good or bad. But having collected as much information as possible, this will give more chances to separate the wheat from the chaff. Anyone who wants to spend a couple of days on the Internet will collect all the known daggers. Moreover, this information has already been given by the owners. Why when buying a car you look at its service book, but when buying a rare dagger it is not necessary? As a buyer, I would be interested and given confidence that the history of this dagger can be traced back for a long time. For example, the following people have Eickhorn's daggers.

1. Herman. You yourself have repeatedly posted his photo.
2. RevYJ. Dagger with full Roem. Was discussed by one topic above.
3. Paul, he posted this information here himself.
4. Me. My dagger appeared on the WAF, and many photos were shown by the veteran's grandson to all potential buyers in PM and in topics on the WAF, WRF.
5. Another Eickhorn, which was sold many years ago by Craig. Although I know the new owner, he does not want to advertise himself, but even information from Craig is enough.

Perhaps there are 1-2 more daggers, but their legalization will just be a problem if you collect a high-quality base. Since they are not known in the community, their appearance will be greeted with caution. There is a little more information on other varieties and not every sale resonated with collectors. But it is also available, only it takes more time. So what are we trying to hide? All this information Secret de Polichinelle is an open secret. Therefore, I suggested collecting information in one place, and not discussing subjects and making a verdict on them. You noticed that, for example, on the SS dagger, I wrote about its existence, but did not specify anything. First of all, there are different opinions on it, including you and me. Secondly, although I could use a photo from the topic of discussion, I believe that any potential buyer MUST read well-known topics and draw their own conclusions, and not make a purchase of such a rarity based on my or your opinion. It is necessary to take into account opinions, but he must draw a conclusion on his own. Therefore, a new unknown dagger may turn up, the seller or the customer wants to discuss it, he will create a separate topic. This will judge originality.

P.S. Herman, you were misled by the photo. My dagger has a wrinkled back side of the scabbard, the front side is quite straight. I didn’t do anything with the scabbard, because I think it’s not right to change or improve such a dagger. These dents are his chronicle.

P.P.S. Sorry for long text, and my bad English.
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Names, Documents, Photos and Translation Forum Jump to new posts
Re: 3rd reich cards/photos Dave 05/14/2021 03:45 PM
here is one that may be real grin
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SA & NSKK Dagger Forum Jump to new posts
Re: NEPTUN SA dagger marking question Herman V. (aka Herr Mann) 05/14/2021 02:32 PM
There have been several topics about these SA "Nordmark" daggers in the past: browse through the SA forum.

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Imperial German Uniforms, Orders, and Decorations Jump to new posts
Re: Imperial Graphic Arts ... Dean Perdue 05/14/2021 04:21 AM
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Welcome - New Collectors Start Here Jump to new posts
Re: Defused ammunition for WWII german tank Vern 05/13/2021 10:32 PM
I believe that is a round for the German 2.5cm PaK 113. The French originally produced it as the 25mm Hotchkiss and it was their main anti-tank gun. The Germans took over production in 1940 and renamed it the 2.5cm PaK 113. It continued in service through 1943 when it was deemed too weak to penetrate enemy armor. Several were sold to Finland to use against the soviets.
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SS Dagger Forum Jump to new posts
Re: SS dagger by SMF lakesidetrader 05/13/2021 12:27 PM
Dave the contract has been confirmed as used by SMF.
We purchased a tagged example ink stamped SMF
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Rohm Dagger Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Early Eagle aka "Christmas" dagger opinions of value JohnZ 05/12/2021 01:56 PM
I have seen two different versions of the single oval TM on HJ knives.

Here they are.
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European Edged Weapons Jump to new posts
Re: Mystery swords help Vern 05/11/2021 09:30 PM
If you do an internet search on "kampilan sword for sale", they run from $99 to $399. You can match yours to the photos and determine it's value.
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Police Uniforms Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Landespolizei Uniforms ORPO 05/11/2021 02:11 PM
Something to add to the discussion of Bavarian Police belts above.

Here is an example of the brown leather Bavarian Police belt with a roller buckle as opposed to the same belt in black leather shown earlier.

Also, when supplying information to Angolia & Taylor for their "German Police" book it was then unknown if the circa 1936 box belt buckle with a large swastika was worn with the dark green Bavarian Landespolizei uniform. Here is a photograph showing this mobile swastika belt and buckle being worn by Bavarian LAPO during the uniform transition. Both of these belts would have been correct depending upon the time period of circa 1935-1936.
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Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe Forum Jump to new posts
Re: 2nd model SMF Luftwaffe dagger/hangers opinions seany 05/10/2021 09:20 PM
Nice genuine dagger
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Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe Forum Jump to new posts
2nd model SMF Luftwaffe dagger/hangers opinions and how to wrap Collectorpete 05/10/2021 10:24 AM
extra photos:-
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SS Dagger Forum Jump to new posts
Re: The Anatomy of a Fake SS Dagger Guy H. 05/10/2021 03:03 AM
New here. Great forum. I have also been trying to buy good fakes but most are sold as real. Others that have known fakes keep the because they don't want to get burned again or have them sold as real. There are so many out there though.
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German Sword & Miniatures Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Eickhorn evil twins Kurt_Menliff 05/09/2021 09:00 AM
Hello and thank you

Yes, both are 35-41 marked


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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Re: real or fake honor ring Evgeniy 05/08/2021 06:51 PM
regular copy
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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Cool Photo! Gaspare 05/07/2021 10:05 PM
photo credit,,somewhere, I forgot:

I've posted already on another topic,,but its such a cool photo!

He's one of us!, a real ring man..

Looks drunk as a skunk though! grin
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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Kantine skull rings question Gaspare 05/07/2021 10:00 PM
,, hard to get good photos from some sellers most of the time. Makes buying a ring very difficult..

You will see with all real rings,,they are finished off well, the detail is good. Check the pinned topic,,and we have 50 back pages.

Dug, very well worn,relic rings are sometimes the toughest to authenticate. We have good photos here of Gorilla skull rings. Some not plated, some with the silver wash that wore off fast. Some with red paint in eyes.. I have seen many,,all made from the same weird brass alloy.

Remember,,they had a thin band [you will see this in photos]. The band is supposed to be bones. Sizes/dimensions all the same [skull size, bone thickness etc. same amount of teeth, tiny dots inside skull fracture lines. Be careful,,be patient,,if they don't seem right to you your probably right.. Find the photos here!
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The Honor Ring Forum Jump to new posts
Re: Flak ring and Other Oak Leaf Bands Gaspare 05/07/2021 02:48 PM
So far, counting photos and advertisements [line drawings] I have 20 different types [including here]..

This is not really accurate as sometimes line drawings were not made.. They would show/advertise a picture [line drawing] and wait a few weeks to see if enough orders come in the die would be made or completed.. IF none, or few orders many times the ring would not be made..
This was also done with jewelry , para-military pins, other pieces etc.
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