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#27033 01/10/2010 09:32 PM
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Hi all:

I've just started my collection of WWII combat bayonets. Soon I will have enough for a wall display and/or that I should come up with a storage device for... What sort of displays to you know about for multiple bayonets or what storage strategy should I use. Any positive feedback is appreciated. Thanks much from chilly Wisconsin.

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I am interested in a good way to display my bayos also. Right now some are in a display cabinet but I am looking for a good way to display them on the wall.


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For those who are new here is a wall display I made of oak w/glass doors.

First Wall Cabinet with close-up of labeling.



Next is a old cabinet that holds some of my collection. The cabinet has a pull out shelf which I find very handy. Drawer labels have the Trade Mark names.





And last is a display I made.



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Oh yes, before any one asks, I do have scabbards for all except for a couple. The scabbards have a duplicate label as the bayonet.


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TKissinger,

My compliments and congratulations on your accomplished collection.

May I ask what was the original purpose of the stand up cabinet having many drawers? I love these kinds of antique cabinets for many aspects of my collection that I prefer to have protected and hidden from view.

Best regards,

John Pepera

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I have no clue. The bottom two drawers are about twice as high than the rest. Here is the store I bought it from. He always has some neat items.
http://www.sydowsantiques.com/


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TK, great photos and ideas with the drawers and such. I just tip my hat!

I'm collecting only WW2 combat bayonets, but have a woodworking idea how I can create a wall-hanging that will show off five at a time. I have a lot of things to think over. Plus I want to do a history sheet on each of my pieces that includes its history and how I acquired it.

I'm very interested in the history and have a lot of research material coming my way. I may end up more into research than purchasing... Well, at least now. I did clean my collection today for the first time. I used Rem Oil, I hope that's a good choice.

Regards!

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BTW, TK. You must have a beautiful home and a lot of space. Kudos my friend! Blessings!

#27041 01/11/2010 12:13 AM
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Terry:

Very nice collection and well displayed.

Congratulations.

If you ever run out of space and need some help to display them here in Canada, let me know Big Grin Big Grin

(Although, come to think of it, I do have at least one of your items... the Eickhorn police bayo, remember).

John


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Terry, Thank you for showing your super display.
Sincerely,
HUBERTUS

#27043 01/11/2010 12:48 AM
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That's very cool Terry.
Depending on how handy you are with wookworking i made this display and added non gasious foam as padding and draped it with a small flag. I don't hang it but it has the mounts on the reverse if i decide to do so. Now i keep it locked up.

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Terry,

Well done my friend, I always enjoy seeing pics of your displays. Your wood display cabinet has aspects of a dental office cabinet which has those abundant albeit short drawers. Been looking for one for myself locally for years.


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Really great idea using a flag as a background.Now I guess I'll have to scrounge up a flag!

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Wood case looks wonderful and I agree a flag would be a good background. I'm more interested in a vintage Iron Cross flag, but I'm simply open to ideas now. Thanks for providing them!

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TKissinger,

Thanks much for the link to Sydows Antiques. He certainly does have some interesting items with a nice array of wood cabinets etc. Sadly, he's a bit too far for me to peruse his store but it was nice to scan his merchandise on his web site.

As I made mention your tall cabinet would be an excellent choice for guns and the two bottom deeper drawers used for accessories. Oh well, you've put it to good use so enjoy.

Best,

John

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Art supply shops have cabinets like this .I use a supply draw with 9 draws and 24" high.It also doubles as an end table .


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#27049 01/11/2010 07:11 PM
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Thanks for even more great ideas to look into. There's a Hobby Lobby nearby. I could try them. As for getting an authentic Iron Cross flag... Hmmmmmm...

#27050 01/11/2010 11:44 PM
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Hi Guys
Some great displays above. WSome of you have seen my flag background display cabinet. For those who have not here's a pic. Also, my etched dress bayonet display cabinets...auto glass protects against shattering. See you at the SOS.

I Love This Stuff
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Bayonet Cabinets
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#27052 01/12/2010 06:29 PM
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Beautiful displays Terry and Wayne. You set the standards for us newbies to follow. Thanks for sharing once more.

JAN Big Grin


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#27053 01/13/2010 05:07 PM
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Here are a couple of my cases. Not quite so elegant as some, but they do the job (and they were free)....

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2nd display case....

I think the nicest setup I've seen is the one owned by the late Dr. Walter A. Compton who was one of the top authorities and owned a world-class collection of Japanese swords. His temperature and humidity controlled basement room had the walls lined with teak fronted blueprint drawers. For bayonets, even just one wall set up in this fashion would allow storage of a few hundred pieces. I'm guessing that each drawer was approximately 48"x24"x4".

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Nice stuff, Denny -- and a great idea! I should look for a small store display case. It helps me think about what I want to put together. I really appreciate your contribution to the thread. Thanks!

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Oh Nice Denny !!! great to see some rifles on here , mpj how's the collection growing???? Smile

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Hi Will. Thanks for asking. Last week it grew to 3. I have one matching 42 ASW, an unmatching 43/44 ASW, and a newly purchased S/173k that has yet to arrive. However, I also am in the process of buying a library of books from a former collector, so all other acquisitions are on hold until I organize my new library, thoroughly research each piece I have, keeping a written record of all, and come up with a proper storage/display case. So, I have a lot of work to do before I buy my fourth bayo... I believe by then I will be much wiser. My first purchase was impulse. The next two I researched well. I haven't made a bad deal yet, as far as I can tell Smile.

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Great ! get the books , but dont be too worried about buying (plain)ks/98s or combat k98s the fakes are about!, but seriously , they look BAD ! and PLEASE buy good conditioned mismatches if you like them (at the right price ) i do! and enjoy them just the same , THEY ARE ORIGINAL AFTER ALL Smile .


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