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#341125 12/20/2018 10:55 PM
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Tunisian design based on the hallmark of a crab or a cow as I have come to learn. Deep patina nice size almost a 10. Wears so comfortably! Loved it as soon as I saw it.

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Thats a nice and unusual ring, Mike. Out of interest, how do you know it is a DAK ring? There are no German insignia. Is that Arabic lettering?
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Stephen

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hi mike
yes nice different looking ring i believe your on the right track mike a few years ago some member showed a pair of these i beliece tunisian made arabic symbels and i would also call this ring dak made please dont forget general mark clark second division who had troops in tunisia and / italy is there any way mike you can go back in the old ring files here on gdc we might find those two rings hope we do this way we can learn more god bless merry christmas to all and especially to our troops abroad andy militarynut

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German and allied troops bought these in the markets- so yes it could be allied; I do think it is an earlier one largely as many axis and allied troops once established certainly liked their symbols and or language on the rings -and the sellers- who were more than happy to oblige- had adopted the quick learning curve. I see that DAK is usually 41-42 and allied pieces obviously later. But of course it is only my opinion of course anything is possible.

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dak rings are usually dated 1941, I have never seen a genuine dak ring with a 42 date. mike

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I have seen a couple 42- not at all common.

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please show if possible. mike

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No pics on my computer.. any of our other members?

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I posted a 42 dated dak ring a few years ago, it got the thumbs down from members, if you look on my posts its entitled present from my wife, page 11. mike

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Might have been a bad ring not a bad date. Tho as rare as 42 is that might have aroused suspicion in many including myself as anything rare or different deserves a close look especially if it?s a great price I have found there?s more ripoff artists in this damn hobby than legit collectors not saying you mike but sooo many others makes me want to dump it all I swear it

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To clarify, DAK (with palm and swas) rings are dated 1941 as the year the Afrikakorps was formed, not the date the ring was made. On the flip side, most allies african campaign rings were dated to the year the soldier was there. Not saying there couldn't be a legit 1942 (or 43) DAK, any things possible. But that's not why they were dated that way.

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hi mike
members you guys are the life line of this ring hobby yes mike there certainly is a bunch of rip off artist who think we are sleeping here yes its discusting but this is what it is i say and i believe im right no one will ever convince me to give up what i love and thats military rings and militaria in general my over fifty five years in this hobby my knowledge on all militaria i seen that i did that nothing is a surprize to me any more bottom line here is stay with what you love to do and dak i agree with your above post makes sence to me so mike please do not throw in the towl for useless people who want just that god bless merry christmas and happy holidays to all andy militarynut

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I don't believe that there are any rip of artists on this forum,but there are plenty out there including big dealers who do the hobby no favours. mike

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hi polop
yes you are right there are no and i mean no rip off artists here on this ring forum i meant in the above post out side of this forum there are many but dont deal with them thats why you have a safe heaven here sorry if i didnt make my self perfectly clear on that fact if there was i would be the first member here to expose them for thier dirty deeds no questions asked if they will try to do so now for the big dealers out there only buy from legit dealers who will give you a money back guarentee no questions asked maybe some of them should start doing what i have done for the last fifty five years i dont get to many returns my reputation is worth more then any military artifact thanks god bless andy militarynut


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