Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#344829 11/09/2019 06:26 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 63
R
rocky Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 63
Hi,

could I please have your opinion on this arm band. Any help would be appreciated. I have this awhile and always thought it might have been a repro but when I put the black light on it it doesn't glow.

Thaks,
rocky

IMG_0017 (1).JPG (38.56 KB, 112 downloads)
IMG_0018 (2).JPG (27.15 KB, 112 downloads)
IMG_0023 (2).JPG (49.44 KB, 112 downloads)
IMG_0016 (1).JPG (37.8 KB, 112 downloads)
rocky #344830 11/09/2019 01:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,405
Likes: 3
Online Content
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,405
Likes: 3
That is a known original style armband. I see several loose threads. Pull a small one and hold it in the flame of a match. If it melts, it's a repro. If it burns, it's probably good.


[Linked Image from germandaggers.com]
Visit us at www.GermanDaggers.com
rocky #344833 11/09/2019 03:37 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 10,769
Likes: 6
G
Offline
G
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 10,769
Likes: 6
A black light will only work on a white piece, paper, cloth etc.

It should feel very 'slinky', not stiff ish,,,,also if you close your eyes you should not be able to feel the printing,,,that with Verns burn test is probably the only way to determine authenticity...

Last edited by Gaspare; 11/09/2019 03:39 PM.
rocky #344850 11/10/2019 06:25 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 63
R
rocky Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 63
Thank you very much Vern & Gaspare for replying. I did not try the burn test yet, I just got home from work & will do it tomorrow. The lettering on the arm band is not raised and you can't feel it. The arm band is not stiff . I took some better close up pics. I wish I had a known original to compare it with.

Thanks again,

rocky

IMG_0001 (5).JPG (68.42 KB, 84 downloads)
IMG_0002 (4).JPG (46.37 KB, 84 downloads)
IMG_0005 (5).JPG (53.36 KB, 83 downloads)
IMG_0010 (3).JPG (57.54 KB, 83 downloads)
IMG_0012 (4)_edited-1.jpg (63.19 KB, 83 downloads)
rocky #344851 11/10/2019 06:28 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 63
R
rocky Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 63
a few more pics

IMG_0006 (5).JPG (81.08 KB, 81 downloads)
IMG_0023 (3).JPG (65.34 KB, 82 downloads)
rocky #345106 12/13/2019 03:26 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 544
Offline
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 544
To me this armband has fake aging. I typically avoid the J shaped I on these polizei armbands.

rocky #345108 12/13/2019 04:18 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 10,769
Likes: 6
G
Offline
G
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 10,769
Likes: 6
yeah,, now seeing the burned /charred section it is suspicious..

K. Bullets,, what color is the stitching at the top and bottom on your examples? Could you show the 'I' you prefer?... , Thanks,,,G.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,191,785 SS Bayonets
1,688,964 Teno Insignia Set
1,058,424 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
Period Ring Shapes
by Gaspare - 02/27/2021 03:31 PM
Original HR's 1934
by Stud - 02/27/2021 02:49 PM
SS M7./8 Ed Gembruch dagger opinions please
by Gottlieb - 02/24/2021 07:10 AM
GAB & small grouping
by Skynyrd - 02/22/2021 03:05 AM
Latest New Posts
Original HR's 1934
by Stud - 02/27/2021 09:19 PM
Period Ring Shapes
by Gaspare - 02/27/2021 03:44 PM
New Wittmann Video
by Dave - 02/26/2021 04:23 PM
Soldiers ring Osten 1941
by benten - 02/24/2021 07:15 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics30,571
Posts316,925
Members6,889
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
12 members (JohnZ, Stud, James LeBrasseur, Vern, bushido, The_Collector, Mike (aka Byzanti), rod halliday, Jim, S.Wilson, Mr Crow, Dave), 47 guests, and 138 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5