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What question.
A killer ring with a skull!
Of course this counts lol
Thanks for sharing!

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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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I will follow the path of Gaspare :-).

Skull & SS together.

By the way thanks to this thread I realized how many rings I have to find.

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ss czacha 1.jpg (37.84 KB, 492 downloads)
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Hey
Ring with skull is a skull ring.
And i am to 100 % sure there are
a lot different patterns with a skull out .

Last edited by odal; 03/11/2017 09:03 AM.

�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Love the first pattern skull runes G...that would complete the pair for me, my second pattern is also one of my favorites (actually number 2 next to my sshr)....

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Some really nice rings guys , thanks for posting them .

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a larger pic of a pattern we still have here:

westwall thread.JPG (158.42 KB, 442 downloads)
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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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and a wonderfull example of a Westfront skull:

westfront gdc.jpg (139.64 KB, 428 downloads)

�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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One more scythe and sand watch example.

IMG_6337.JPG (74.44 KB, 424 downloads)
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Stars, hourglass and scythe are the typical elements for memento mori rings.
Not real military related, but of course often worn by soldiers in WWI and WWII.


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Originally Posted By: odal
and a wonderfull example of a Westfront skull:

Very beautiful, this.

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I'm not a huge fan of those westwall and west front skulls- I know Gaspare doesn't like the patterns, here's my concern: so very many repros.... and to be honest, I'm very concerned about the appearance of the skulls- they are really realistic, something not usually found with almost "cartoonish" looking originals in nearly every other pattern... why if these (early?) pieces have such detailed and accurate skulls, does the ss honor ring have such amateurish looking ones by comparison? They almost look to me like modern cast "biker" pieces. I'm not doubting the authenticity, I'd love to see one in wear- but I just can't get into these, it's just an odd chord to me in the line of skull art and development. Just my 2p guys, not a tear down of anyone's rings- everyone has their own preferences and favorites!

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Don't worry about this Westwall/Westfront skulls.
They are a period pattern but heavily faked. The shown one is a textbook example and will be in a hopefully soon coming book. wink


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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I understand Mike but as odal said do not worry about this WestWall rings. This one is one of my favorite too.

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Getting back to braid band version here is mine with almost 100% gilting.

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Originally Posted By: Gottlieb
Getting back to braid band version here is mine with almost 100% gilting.

Very nice Tank Tread example...

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A "one looker".


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Well like I said guys it's not for me a question of authenticity- I've seen the pattern in period ads, it's just preference and I don't care for it- and yes... way way too many fakes, I would guess it's in the top 5 most prolific repros...it's just not in my top wants list. (Mine begins with Skull & runes 1st pattern!) but speaking of the "braid band" or "tank tread" pattern - it's an early ring too- 1920s? So I saw this online and I have to post it- (note: we are still on topic of pp skulls- don't mean to go sideways here..) check out this braid band pattern- imperial bicycle troops mit pikelhauben!! (Bad news for the guy in front if the guy behind him hits a rock and goes over the handlebars!)

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IMG_5718.JPG (19.45 KB, 510 downloads)
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IMG_5720.JPG (19.43 KB, 509 downloads)
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So back to the skulls.
Again a Westwall skull; rather common.

skull west gdc.jpg (200.1 KB, 497 downloads)

�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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What`s up guys?
No more skull rings out?


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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hi odel
i will try and put up my hoard of skull rings maybe thursday if possible a lot happning here sorry very busy . i didnt forget you have a great day god bless all andy militarynut

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Hi Andy!
Take your time, but let them come wink


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Untill Andy finds the time.
Again a Westwall "skull" laugh

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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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I've posted these before,,,but now they are in the right place!

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more,,

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I have about 100,,,most in a ring case,,some in their own original box...

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Wow G.!
Some real beauties!
Thanks for posting here.
I think i know this first 4 ones wink grin

While hearing how much skulls you have i am sure this topic
will end in a very long thread.


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
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Again a Westwall skull
Brass, silver plated, very good Details but hard to get all sharp on
pics because it is very 3dimensional.
A ring i have for long years, it is not often seen and i have
no knowledge about.
Maybe someone here knows more about this pattern

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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
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Is it hollow on the back? I asked gaspare bout these... maybe he can comment-

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hi odel
you did it again another rare killer skull ring this one is something special dont see many of these around thanks very much for showing us guys here have a great day andy militarynut

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Thanks Andy!

Yes Mike, backside hollow grin


�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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Here are the ones Andy is selling....

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IMG_5797.JPG (20.77 KB, 438 downloads)
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IMG_5795.JPG (21.45 KB, 437 downloads)
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Couple more..

IMG_5802.JPG (26.9 KB, 434 downloads)
IMG_5803.JPG (22.77 KB, 431 downloads)
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Some very nice rings there Andy!
#1, 2, 8 and 9 my favorites.
Nice old ,real wear on them rings!

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hi gaspare

mike thanks for posting my skull rings hope this e mail finds you gaspare and family safe from that big storm you just had in new york if this keeps up i will have to stay a while here in florida but any way glad it worked out that you finally had some good luck with storms. yes the skull i believe is number eight is real different that is the only good real period skull ring i bought at sos show last month hell there were more fake skull rings at the show and priced 300.00 and up for what newly made junk we only get what we pay for thanks again see you in another month god bless all andy militarynut

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Oh yes.
Some real nice ones within and also some not so often seen ones too.

Got a Little luck these days. grin
Got a very nice 1931/1932-catalog....and, nearly unbelievable, 2 days later a perfect matching ring.
Silver 800, black Oxyde and the skull still with rest of the gilding.
Sorry the not so perfect pic.

20170317_192746 - Kopie gdc.jpg (215.37 KB, 409 downloads)
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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
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Very nice! Like the ad too.

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This is mine. Same model, found in the ground. These were sold from WW1 onwards, am I right?
The story goes mine is from the Eastern Front, so WW2 worn... yeah yeah, never buy the story, I agree. Would be noce to know when mine was sold, though.

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hi gaspare
didnt realize you had so many skull rings some real beautys here i will have to check you out when i get back north i personily like the worn ones they seem to tell the war time story gee if they could only talk where they have been and done that look thanks very much for showing us guys here we appreciate belonging to the greatest ring forum on the whole net keep them comeing god bless all andy militarynut

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Nearly 1000 hits is worth an other skull:

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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
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and still an other:

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�Eine gewaltt�tige, herrische, unerschrockene, grausame Jugend will ich. Jugend muss das alles sein. Schmerzen muss sie ertragen. Es darf nichts Schwaches und Z�rtliches an ihr sein. Das freie, herrliche Raubtier muss wieder
aus ihren Augen blitzen."
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