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#246353 06/08/2011 06:58 PM
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Hopefully, this thread will get a better response than the one that I started a while back on Pack etches.

Holler was a prolific maker and marketer of etched bayonets. Their etch patterns, unlike those of E.Pack or Eickhorn or Puma, were sold to other manufacturers, like Alcoso, Horster, Herder, WKC, etc.

Their etch patterns are unique, a delight for the eyes and prolific.

I will start with Alcoso.

The first etch I am showing here is NOT a Holler pattern, but seems only to appear on Alcoso marked bayonets. I show it here for the sake of completeness since I will be showing other ACS etches by Holler.

This is a standard Neutral etch that could be sold to all services and a picture of this appears on page 94 of Wayne Techet's great book, German Etched Dress Bayonets.

MVC-335S.JPG (40.07 KB, 411 downloads)
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MVC-337S.JPG (39.42 KB, 410 downloads)
MVC-339S.JPG (39.76 KB, 412 downloads)
MVC-341S.JPG (39.92 KB, 409 downloads)
MVC-340S.JPG (40.1 KB, 404 downloads)
MVC-338S.JPG (41.58 KB, 404 downloads)
MVC-342S.JPG (39.99 KB, 402 downloads)
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This second Alcoso etch is thought to be a Holler etch. This pattern can be seen on a Horster marked bayonet on page 135 of Wayne's book.

Again, it is a neutral etch but, in this case, it is dedicated to Infantry Regiment 57 out of Seigen. The bookends on this etch do not appear in the Holler catalogue.

Obverse.JPG (41.11 KB, 404 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.75 KB, 407 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.74 KB, 402 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.28 KB, 399 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid - IR 57 Seigen.JPG (40.32 KB, 400 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.98 KB, 405 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.3 KB, 401 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.13 KB, 397 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.47 KB, 403 downloads)

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Next up is a long, double etched variety.

On the obverse, you can see the etch pattern ES102 from the Holler catalogue and pictured on page 95.

The reverse has the etch pattern, D201, with the machine gunner and the anti tank gun, as seen on page 188.

Obverse.JPG (41.48 KB, 399 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.36 KB, 403 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front 1.JPG (40.15 KB, 402 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (38.96 KB, 401 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear 1.JPG (40.45 KB, 397 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.21 KB, 399 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.94 KB, 395 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (41.7 KB, 395 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.95 KB, 395 downloads)
TM.JPG (40.4 KB, 395 downloads)

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JohnZ #246358 06/08/2011 07:38 PM
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And, here is the short version of this same etch, ES102 on the obverse and D201 on the reverse.

The big difference between the two etch sizes is the shorter version omits the right hand side eagle and bookend.

Also, you can note on the bookends in particular, how Holler etches can be a bit sloppy in details when compared to other large etch makers.

Obverse.JPG (39.49 KB, 384 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (41.77 KB, 386 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (41.93 KB, 383 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.74 KB, 384 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.35 KB, 381 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.12 KB, 387 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (40.17 KB, 384 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40.83 KB, 387 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.85 KB, 387 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.78 KB, 388 downloads)

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JohnZ #246359 06/08/2011 07:44 PM
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One of the best looking and great to display etches on the Alcoso marked blade is this one.

The obverse is the standard time of service ES102 etch pattern by Holler, seen on page 95.

The reverse has two Panzers crossing a field, as seen on page 98, with a dedication to Reconnaissance Unit 13. And, we know that recon cars were either specially built Panzers or modified obsolete tanks. This is a very rare etch and often faked.

Obverse.JPG (40.24 KB, 378 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.12 KB, 380 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (41.72 KB, 381 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (41.32 KB, 381 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (40.2 KB, 378 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.8 KB, 376 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.66 KB, 377 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front AA 13.JPG (41.54 KB, 377 downloads)
Reverse Etch Mid 2.JPG (41.33 KB, 375 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.64 KB, 381 downloads)

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JohnZ #246360 06/08/2011 07:49 PM
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My last Alcoso marked etched bayonet is the long version of the one that Stingray showed in a separate thread in this forum.

The obverse has the standard ES102 time of service neutral etch as seen on page 95.

The reverse has single boat Pioniere motif that is seen on page 99. Another very rare etch, this is a beauty to display.

This ends my Alcoso blades. But, more Holler etches will follow shortly.

John

Obverse.JPG (40.53 KB, 373 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.67 KB, 372 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (41.39 KB, 375 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (39.52 KB, 372 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.78 KB, 373 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.79 KB, 373 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (38.43 KB, 375 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40.93 KB, 375 downloads)
Reverse Etch Mid.JPG (39.91 KB, 373 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (41.32 KB, 372 downloads)

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JohnZ #246369 06/09/2011 01:49 AM
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Very nice John as usual.
I would like to thank for interesting and mainly instructive thread.

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John,

Very informative with excellent pics to help. Thanks man, nice job.


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Billy G. #246393 06/09/2011 01:43 PM
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Thanks, guys.

Before I go for breakfast (it's 0630 here in Calgaryland), I want to show you this one Holler etch.

On a R.A.Herder marked bayonet, it is somewhat unique. All Herder etches that you will find would have been produced by Klaas, except for this one. Why? Who knows.

It is a short single etched version dedicated to Panzer Regiment 1 out of Erfurt. This etch is pictured on page 220. You don't often find dedications to Panzer units.

FYI, the 1st Panzer Regiment out of Erfurt and the 2nd Regiment out of Eisenach were combined with the 1st Schutzen Brigade, the 4th Reconnaissance Company, the 37th Artillery Regiment and the 37th Communications Company into the 1st Panzer Division in 1935. The 2nd Division was involved in the occupation of Austria, but the 1st Panzer Division, as a complete unit, had its debut in the invasion of Poland in 1939.

John

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Reverse.JPG (38.9 KB, 350 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.88 KB, 348 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (38.88 KB, 352 downloads)
TM.JPG (40.64 KB, 349 downloads)
Etch.JPG (38.86 KB, 350 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (39.98 KB, 350 downloads)
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John,
Thanks for all the great pictures. I wish my old mind could get adjusted to these new modern cameras.
Sincerely,
HUBERTUS

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I have two E&F Horster etches, both of which are credited back as Holler made etches, even though neither pattern seems to appear in their catalogue.

The first one to show you is a short single etch item with a dedication to a Recon Unit out of Kornwestheim. This etch pattern can be seen on page 135. There is a more elaborate version of this pattern and a dedication to Recon Unit 5 that can be seen on page 138. But, this is the simpler one.

Obverse.JPG (41.84 KB, 305 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.59 KB, 305 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.82 KB, 306 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.05 KB, 304 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.1 KB, 308 downloads)
Etch.JPG (39.09 KB, 309 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (39.56 KB, 305 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.77 KB, 306 downloads)
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JohnZ #246418 06/09/2011 06:59 PM
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My other Horster marked etched blade is also pictured on page 135.

It is a long, single etch with stag grips and dedicated to Infantry Regiment 57 out of Siegen. The bookends are unique, but the etch sure looks like a version of Holler's ES 102 pattern.

Obverse.JPG (40.61 KB, 302 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.71 KB, 303 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (40.63 KB, 306 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (41.02 KB, 305 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.97 KB, 300 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.81 KB, 300 downloads)
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You probably have one of these but here is mine.

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Terry:

This Arthur Evertz etch is not pictured in Wayne's book on an Evertz blade.

It is, however, the same etch as on an Alcoso marked blade (see page 94). Probably by Holler, since Holler did provide the etches for other Alcoso patterns and for the one Evertz blade that is pictured in the book.

But, it seems that, whoever made this etch, they only made it for ACS and AES... and, until I saw this blade here, I would have said only for ACS.

As usual, Terry, you have great items that are unique and display beautifully.

John


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John Z,

I'd say all you gents who've contributed to this fine thread "have great items that are unique and display beautifully ..." grin grin wink

Thanks for the great snaps and info!

Bill

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WKC seems to have purchased their entire line of etches from Holler. And, it is a pretty extensive lineup, too.

I only have a few of the etches pictured in Wayne's book.

First up is a long bladed, double etched, stag handled WKC item.

The obverse is Holler's etch pattern ES103 with a Heer eagle and as pictured on page 235 (the one called picture 'B').

The reverse is pictured on page 236 (also called 'B')and is a dedication to Jaeger Regiment 99. This side, as well, is a variation of the ES103 etch by Holler.

Obverse.JPG (39.93 KB, 267 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.48 KB, 266 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.23 KB, 267 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.14 KB, 269 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (40.31 KB, 266 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.02 KB, 266 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.68 KB, 264 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40 KB, 267 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (41.28 KB, 265 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.56 KB, 263 downloads)

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While not maker marked, this blade for sure is a WKC blade with a double etched blade by Holler.

The obverse of this short blade is the ES103 type etch with a Heer eagle and is pictured on page 235 bottom (as picture 'B'). This has the oak leaf variation that has the smaller oak leaves pointing directly at the swastika being held by the eagle.

The reverse of this short blade has the unique-to-WKC etch of oak leaves found at the top of page 236.

MVC-068S.JPG (39.47 KB, 263 downloads)
MVC-069S.JPG (40.99 KB, 262 downloads)
MVC-072S.JPG (39.55 KB, 262 downloads)
MVC-073S.JPG (40.36 KB, 262 downloads)
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MVC-075S.JPG (39.82 KB, 261 downloads)
MVC-076S.JPG (39.92 KB, 264 downloads)
MVC-077S.JPG (39.83 KB, 257 downloads)
MVC-078S.JPG (39.82 KB, 257 downloads)
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I also have this same etch pattern on a long WKC marked blade.

On the obverse is the ES103 type etch pictured on the bottom of page 235 with a Heer eagle.

On the reverse is the spray of oak leaves pictured at the top of page 236.

MVC-079S.JPG (41.13 KB, 256 downloads)
MVC-080S.JPG (41.92 KB, 260 downloads)
MVC-083S.JPG (39.66 KB, 253 downloads)
MVC-084S.JPG (40.35 KB, 255 downloads)
MVC-085S.JPG (40.26 KB, 252 downloads)
MVC-086S.JPG (40.02 KB, 253 downloads)
MVC-087S.JPG (39.11 KB, 256 downloads)
MVC-089S.JPG (40.4 KB, 254 downloads)

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The above mentioned pattern has a small variation etch on the obverse side.

The ES103 pattern etch on the obverse has a small difference in the way the oak leaves in the centre, the ones pointing at the swastika. This is pictured at the top of page 235. You can see the oak leaves are straighter, more pointed, whereas the other two had oak leaves a little droopy.

The same oak leaf spray pattern appears on the reverse as can be seen on page 236.

Obverse.JPG (39.25 KB, 256 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (38.16 KB, 250 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.36 KB, 252 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (40.46 KB, 251 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.68 KB, 251 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (38.53 KB, 254 downloads)
TM.JPG (40.13 KB, 254 downloads)

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Here are comparison shots of the etches.

The Two 1.JPG (40.44 KB, 249 downloads)
The Two 2.JPG (38.6 KB, 248 downloads)
MVC-057S.JPG (38.58 KB, 250 downloads)
MVC-058S.JPG (39.65 KB, 253 downloads)

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The last WKC marked etch that I have to show you is also a variation of the Holler pattern ES 103.

This pattern has a Luftwaffe eagle in the centre, vs the Heer eagle that we have seen above.

It is a single etched long blade with the WKC TM.

Later this weekend, I will finally start in on my Holler marked Holler etches.

John

Obverse.JPG (41.6 KB, 276 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.09 KB, 278 downloads)
Etch.JPG (38.89 KB, 274 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (40.84 KB, 277 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.62 KB, 273 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (40.41 KB, 274 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.69 KB, 274 downloads)
Two Eagles.JPG (39.44 KB, 277 downloads)

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John

Keep posting please as I for one am enjoying your collection immensely. I'm a complete novice with these things and am enjoying all the variations you have posted.

Keep it up

Gary

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My first Holler etch in this post is a long bladed, single etch.

This pattern appears in the Holler catalogue as the ES103 pattern and is pictured on page 172 and page 179. It has a grat picture of a biplane with the German crosses on the wings and is obviously meant for the various Luftwaffe branches.

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MVC-602S.JPG (40.35 KB, 253 downloads)
MVC-603S.JPG (40.29 KB, 255 downloads)
MVC-607S.JPG (40.11 KB, 253 downloads)
MVC-608S.JPG (41.54 KB, 257 downloads)
MVC-609S.JPG (40.85 KB, 253 downloads)

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This is a long bladed, single etch.

You can see this pattern, but not this exact etch, on page 181 at the top of the page.

The etch consists of a flowing dedication surrounded by oak leaves. It is dedicated to Recon Unit 5 out of Kornwestheim.

Obverse.JPG (38.46 KB, 254 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (38.81 KB, 256 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.38 KB, 253 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.27 KB, 253 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (40.57 KB, 255 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.97 KB, 254 downloads)
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This is a long, double etched variety that shows off the most common of the Holler etch patterns.

The iconic Holler etch is the ES104, the 3 scene etch that was made to cover as many services as possible. The etch consists of a pair of soldiers with a machine gun, an anti tank or small artillery gun and crew and the scene of a tank cresting over a hill. This pretty well covers the Wehrmacht, doesn't it? The etch pictured here is the same as on page 176 and has the floral/oak leaf bookends.

The obverse of this blade has the Infantry D201 etch, which consists of a machine gun and crew, an infantryman and a anti tank or small artillery gun and crew. This scene is enclosed by a Wehermacht eagle on both ends along with bookends that look like the ones on the ES102 etch on page 172. You can find pictures of this etch on page 173 and 188.

So, here is my long ES104/D201 etch.

Obverse.JPG (39.67 KB, 252 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.75 KB, 253 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.68 KB, 252 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.03 KB, 254 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.94 KB, 253 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.69 KB, 253 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40.04 KB, 253 downloads)
Reverse Etch Mid.JPG (40.13 KB, 251 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.95 KB, 251 downloads)
TM.JPG (38.91 KB, 252 downloads)

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I also have a double etched piece with the ES104 etch on the obverse and a version of the D102 etch on the reverse.

The ES104 is the 3 scene etch as pictured on page 186 at the bottom. It is on a short blade, so that the bookend closest to the crossguard is omitted.

The reverse is the pattern ES102, again the right hand bookend is cut off.. eagle but no bookend. And, the dedication on this side is to Artillery Regt 46 out of Amberg.

It has the Holler TM as well as the mark for the distributor Hans Prem of Amberg.

Obverse.JPG (40.07 KB, 258 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.21 KB, 259 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front ES104.JPG (40.01 KB, 259 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear ES104.JPG (40.9 KB, 258 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.56 KB, 259 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.13 KB, 259 downloads)
Reverse Etch 1.JPG (40.24 KB, 256 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40.08 KB, 256 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (41.59 KB, 256 downloads)
Distributor.JPG (41.09 KB, 254 downloads)

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This is a long double etch blade.

The obverse has the 3 scene ES104 etch. Nothing that we haven't seen before, right?

It is the reverse etch that is interesting and which caught my eye on this one.

It is a new version, not pictured, except for the bookends, which you can see on page 186. The dedication is to Recon Regiment 6 and has the picture of a single recon car in the middle.

Neat stuff, eh? (as we Canadians say).

Obverse.JPG (40.23 KB, 254 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.68 KB, 253 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.75 KB, 249 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (40 KB, 251 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.69 KB, 247 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.06 KB, 250 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (40.26 KB, 248 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (41.76 KB, 249 downloads)
Reverse Etch Mid.JPG (41.69 KB, 248 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.63 KB, 248 downloads)

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Wow John, you can make a reference book from your collection.

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Stingray:

You posted a short version of this etch pattern recently.

Here is my long version of a double etched piece.

It has the ES102 memory of my service etch on the reverse and the Pioniere D203 etch on the obverse.

The Pioniere etch is not exactly the same as pictured on page 185 of Wayne's book, but is more like the one pictured in the Holler catalogue on page 173.

I am willing to listen to criticisms of this etch.

Obverse.JPG (41.44 KB, 242 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.62 KB, 241 downloads)
Obverse etch ES102.JPG (39.47 KB, 242 downloads)
Obverse etch front bookend.JPG (40.06 KB, 240 downloads)
Obverse etch rear bookend.JPG (40.13 KB, 239 downloads)
Reverse etch D203.JPG (40.81 KB, 236 downloads)
Reverse etch front bookend.JPG (39.68 KB, 235 downloads)
Reverse etch middle.JPG (40.09 KB, 237 downloads)
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Here is an interesting double etch.

On one side, we have the ES102 remembrance etch dedicated to Artillery Regt 34 of Trier.

On the other side, we have a very pretty etch with a horse drawn artillery and caisson unit. You can see pictures of this side of the etch on page 183. Also, note that the standard bracketing by Heer eagles is absent from this etch.

Obverse.JPG (41.22 KB, 236 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (41.58 KB, 237 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.54 KB, 236 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.92 KB, 235 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.47 KB, 237 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.6 KB, 236 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (41.62 KB, 235 downloads)
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That is a double WOW from me. I have gotten to see a few of Johns bayonets at the SOS shows. Johns got one of the best collections in North America.


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The last etch by Holler that I have to show you is a double etch as well.

On one side, we have the standard remembrance etch, ES102, with no citation at all. This appears on page 174.

On the other side, is a pattern that has no number, but is for an artillery unit. It depicts a half-track vehicle pulling an artillery piece.

Now, isn't that the most amazing thing?

This finishes my Holler etches.

Give me some time, and maybe we can start on Pumas and Klaases.

Enjoy and please feel free to add any of the missing items that you may have on hand to this thread. I would love to see the ones that I don;t have, and I am sure, that there are many of those.

John

Obverse.JPG (39.68 KB, 342 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.06 KB, 343 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.24 KB, 342 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (41.92 KB, 338 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.89 KB, 338 downloads)
Obverse Etch Truck w Artliiery.JPG (39.98 KB, 340 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (40.8 KB, 340 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40.02 KB, 340 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear & TM.JPG (40.31 KB, 341 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (40.03 KB, 337 downloads)

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This double etched WKC came from the latest Craig auction.

I wanted this etch since it would complement a dedication that I already had in my collection, but on an Eickhorn marked blade.

It is a long blade and has the neutral army etch and army eagle made by Holler for WKC. You can see this etch on page 235 of Wayne's book marked as 'A'. I already had a version of this neutral etch, marked 'B' in my collection, but this was a neat plus to what I had originally wanted to get.

The obverse etch is dedicated to the 41st Infantry Regiment out of Amberg (see page 237 of Wayne's book). Now, it is pretty easy to find this Infantry Regiment dedication on an Eickhorn etch, but not so much on a WKC etch.

And, as we know, WKC blades were etched by Holler.

John

Obverse.JPG (39.3 KB, 312 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.56 KB, 312 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.64 KB, 313 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.71 KB, 312 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (40.31 KB, 314 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.11 KB, 315 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (40.41 KB, 313 downloads)
Reverse Etch Front.JPG (40.06 KB, 311 downloads)
Reverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.55 KB, 312 downloads)
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Hey John,
What can I say but absolutely beautiful, I'm so amazed at the detail of these etches. I like looking at these with a 10x eye loop to catch all the fine detail. Thanks for the great post and pictures, we all know how hard it is to take pictures of these blades, you know with the glare and all. Nicely done!!!

Rich


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And, just in today, sort of a warm up for next week's SOS, is this neutral etch by Holler.

This etch is pictured in Wayne's book on page 174 at the top. Mine is on a short blade and is a single etch.

It is rated as Common by Wayne, but I haven't seen many of these at all in my travels. The most common Holler etch is the ES104, the three scene etch with the machine gunner, the anti tank gun and the tank.

John

Obverse.JPG (41.9 KB, 274 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (38.76 KB, 272 downloads)
Obverse Pommel.JPG (40.16 KB, 273 downloads)
Reverse Pommel.JPG (39.28 KB, 271 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.84 KB, 272 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.06 KB, 269 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (40.03 KB, 269 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.75 KB, 268 downloads)
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I have two Holler etches to show you.

The first is a long, single etched neutral format, dedicated to Inf Regt 3 out of Mohrungen. It is on a Pioniere hilt, which is what attracted me in the first place. But, what clinched it for me was that this etch pattern is not in the Holler catalogue, however, a version of this does appear on a Horster marked bayo that can be seen on page 135 of Wayne's book. But, it is slightly different from the Horster etch.. look at the lack of curlicues on either side of 'Fur Ehrinnerung'

John

Obverse.JPG (41.51 KB, 245 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (41.78 KB, 247 downloads)
TM.JPG (40.54 KB, 246 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (40.33 KB, 249 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (40.47 KB, 247 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.29 KB, 246 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (39.55 KB, 247 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.88 KB, 247 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (39.67 KB, 247 downloads)

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This second one is a short single etch blade featuring the ES102 design, but with a Flak gun replacing the eagle on the right hand side of the etch. Again, this pattern doesn't appear directly as such in the Holler catalogue, but this etch does appear on a Horster marked bayo which can be seen on page 137 of Wayne's book. And, unknown to me until it arrived, it came with a set of dog tags.

John

Obverse.JPG (41.32 KB, 247 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.61 KB, 247 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.35 KB, 246 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (40.59 KB, 247 downloads)
TM.JPG (40 KB, 248 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (38.5 KB, 247 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.88 KB, 244 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.8 KB, 245 downloads)
Dog Tag.JPG (39.81 KB, 245 downloads)

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Here is an unmarked, but definitely by Holler, etch.

It is the ES102 pattern with a Luft eagle in the right hand eagle position on a long blade.

This exact etch can be seen in Wayne's book on page 203, but there it is on a Seilheimer marked bayo.

The only thing that bothers me about this bayo is the slight misfit to the mortise key, but I can live with it as is.

John

Obverse.JPG (41.19 KB, 227 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (41.5 KB, 227 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.3 KB, 226 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.96 KB, 226 downloads)
Etch.JPG (41.6 KB, 225 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (40.08 KB, 225 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.51 KB, 227 downloads)
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At this year's MAX, I picked up this single etched bayo ... the etch is the neutral and not in the Holler catalague etch found on page 174 of Wayne's book, but it is on a Paul Seilheimer marked ahort bayonet.

I guess that I must be getting anxious because I am now duplicating etches on different maker marked bayos.

John

Obverse.JPG (40.26 KB, 202 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (41.58 KB, 202 downloads)
TM.JPG (40.36 KB, 201 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.25 KB, 203 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.58 KB, 201 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.29 KB, 202 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.69 KB, 200 downloads)
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On page 181 at the top, you will see this etch. It is dedicated to an Anti Tank Unit 25 out of Kornwestheim.

A single etch on a long blade, this pattern also appears with a dedication to Recon Unit 5 also out of Kornwestheim.

John

Obverse.JPG (41.48 KB, 176 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.13 KB, 177 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.69 KB, 179 downloads)
Etch.JPG (39.84 KB, 177 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (41 KB, 175 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.4 KB, 176 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (39.6 KB, 175 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.27 KB, 176 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.97 KB, 176 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (40.06 KB, 177 downloads)

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