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E,

You are definitely perfecting your art. I agree with G you do have the best ring out there. Good job!

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I’m absolutely in love with my ring, I wear it everyday and I can’t stop to watch it every couple of minutes ahahahah now it starts to get some patina and the inner layer it’s a bit worn

When I can afford it, I will buy the others too!

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I also talked with Hapur for an order of some personalised rings for my group of friends, so I will able to get some pics of both!

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Originally Posted by Simone
I’m absolutely in love with my ring, I wear it everyday...

Same here, same here...

Not to be a shill for Evgeniy, but I have no doubt in my mind these rings will become much more valuable down the years, especially when Eugene stops making them (which will hopefully not be for a while smile ). After all, they are better than Piechl's reproductions. Get'em while you can people...

I have been meaning to ask, does anyone have any info on the Japanese reproductions mentioned in Gottlieb's book? I haven't been able to find any information on them online.

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Es rings are so good that I think one day in the future when these HRs display honest wear and tear and all of us have gone to our rewards that these will be looked upon as authentic!

There used to be a lot of info here on the Japanese reproductions. We had a member from Japan that claimed to be making them and even had a website.. - It was pretty much those rings we started using the term SuperFakes.....

Years ago there was a problem and we lost many back pages . You might get lucky though with a few searches and a old topic about them show up..

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Years ago there was a problem and we lost many back pages . You might get lucky though with a few searches and a old topic about them show up..

I tried searching, but couldn't find a topic dedicated to these repros, only mentions of them.

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I finished reconstructing the skull from my original 1938 ring and made a copy of it. A lot of time was spent on clarifying the lost details, as well as understanding that the wear also touched the chin of the skull and the chin was a little worn, perhaps the owner wore another ring, which was erased.
I was looking for a similar skull for a long time in order to make a reconstruction, finally such a copy was found, and although it was a ring dated 1940, I sometimes meet such inconsistencies, most likely there was a good blank that was used to make the ring in 1940, all these divisions for a year is a pure convention, but it’s more convenient for me to explain the situation. And although we know that no two skulls are the same (because they were subjected to a very large manual refinement), nevertheless, I rocked a skull that would be as close as possible to the skull from my 1938 ring, in the end I found it and made a reconstruction. But I tried to show everything in the photo, as well as to present the skulls from the rings of 1938, they all have a similar type, as you can see, but of course this is not the law, there are rings of 1938 with skulls of the type 33-37.
From the remaining traces of cut teeth, I found out (in one of the photos I schematically showed their location) that there were 5 teeth in a row.

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and some shots to text...
This type of skull, it seems to me, was a search for a new design, which also continued in 1939

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[that original 40 is a small size!]

Very interesting to see the different wear on the 38s.. With some rings of 38 that you mentioned with the early skulls it is probably just Gahr not wanting to waste and using a skull from a prior batch.

- Your restored copy came out magnificent! I congratulate you and your hard work and thanks for posting here for the members to see....

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Fantastic craftsmanship, Evgeniy. Thanks for posting.
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Yes my friend, I think Gahr was thrifty and put everything into action

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If anyone is interested, I have a new type 41 SS Honor Ring reproduction with green gems for eyes from Evgeniy in size 9.5 I would not mind parting with. Nothing wrong with; I bought it in case I wanted to gift it to someone, but I decided I would rather not sit on it for who knows how long. The interior inscription reads "S.lb. Walter 21.12.41 H.Himmler".

I figured I would post this here since Eugene's rings might be hard to come by right now for fans due to the sanctions against Russia. I am located in the US and will take $300 shipped for it.

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Long time since I was here last time. Finally had a little free time to make some new dies.

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There are less original rings than you think, much less...

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Good to see you Hap!!

- Yes, That is a real fine couple rings you made there!

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I present a copy of the Sepp Dietrich ring itself, I repeated the smallest details and curves of the ornaments, it is unlikely that the current owner will allow this ring to be copied ever, so this is the most accurate copy that can be made.
The ring was made from photographs, based on a copy of the ring of 37, the skull from this ring was also copied.
On the original, the teeth were almost erased, I decided to make them more detailed, but I didn’t fix all the other nuances, such as a chip on the tooth, and a dent under the eye

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- E. , All from photographs !! Yeah it came out magnificent!. One of the best reproductions out there offered for sale!

* Evgeniy,,, I congratulate you on all your hard work . It really shows,,,it is a work of art,,,,thanks for showing us!,,,

- A Happy Peaceful New Year to you..., Gaspare

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Thx you my friend and best wishes to you smile

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P.S. A copy from the original ring of 1937 was taken as a basis, and the entire ornament of the ring was edited, because rings in size (height, thickness, etc.) were the same for the rings of the 30s, then the dimensions of this copy of the Dietrich ring correspond to the original as much as possible.

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E,

Awesome job, you make the best rings out there!

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Originally Posted by Simone
I’m absolutely in love with my ring, I wear it everyday and I can’t stop to watch it every couple of minutes ahahahah now it starts to get some patina and the inner layer it’s a bit worn

When I can afford it, I will buy the others too!

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can you whole 3d digital design of it

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silver ring with gold 14k skull (type 37), looks unusually ))

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That,,,,,,,IS cool looking!!

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Mix ring with a golden skull and a shank from a ring of the 1930s. smile The photo below shows the original ring, from which the skull type 40 was copied, which is why I called it type 40, because the date of delivery on the ring is 20.4.40. This copy was kindly allowed to be made by my friend, for which I thank him!!!
The skull turned out very well.
I think you see everything in the photo.

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yeah,, nice work.. Thats a beauty!!

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I finished restoring my 1936 ring and made a replica of the skull and the ring itself.
You can compare the accuracy of detail repetition in comparative photos.
Separately, I would like to dwell on the skull: perhaps some may think that the skull is different from the original, but there are important details here.
The brow ridges were restored, the contours of which remained on the original ring, the nose hole looks larger, but when taking a very close-up photo, exactly the same contours remained on the original, it’s just that the blackening remained only in a small depression and therefore the nose hole does not look big on the original.
The eyes are also large, I analyzed a photo of another original skull from 1936 in very good condition and noticed that the eye sockets had a cone-shaped cutout, i.e. there is a wider radius on the outside and a narrower radius on the inside.
This is why the eye sockets on the original skull are so small, because the brow ridges were erased (worn out) and the diameter of the eye sockets decreased, I also made the eye sockets widen and if you erase the brow ridges on my copy, there will also be small eye sockets there.

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This effect of the eye sockets on the cone can also be seen in the Sepp Dietrich ring - there are also very wide eye sockets, gradually becoming smaller.
And also a protruding strip under the lower teeth - on the lower jaw.
I think the restoration turned out very well.
P.S. some white points not deffects just crumbling blackening ))


To be continue ...

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I decided to conduct an experiment and accelerated the mechanical wear of skull 36, as I already wrote, if it wears out like the original skull, it will look the same 😁
The eye socket and nose hole are small, like in the original ring)))

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With so much confusing info on the HR,,, and the latest book was a low print run and not promoted correctly I still say,,,,,,,, one day E. when me and you are long gone some of your HRs will be thought of as originals! wink grin [they lookin good!]

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It's difficult to be be number one in anything in the world, but you've certainly done it: number one in SS Honor Ring reproductions. Superb work, Eugene!

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Hi!

I ordered 6 rings from Hapur for me and my friends with a personalised engraving.

In this case I choose Hapur ‘cause we don’t need a perfect copy of a Totenkopfring, but a good Totenkopfring repro to personalise and wear, at a very affordable price.

So, finally they are arrived!


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Since I have a Totenkopfring by Evgeniy too, I hope you will appreciate a comparison.

Hapur’s ring always on top or right in the pics, Evgeniy’s ring always on bottom or left.

Here we go!


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The weight is the same:


Evgeniy’s ring is a perfect 1:1 copy from an original Totenkopfring, the finish is great and the black is deep. The silver tone is shiny.

Hapur’s ring is a very well handmade ring that reproduce in a good way a Totenkopfring without copying it 1:1. The finish is good but the black is more greyish. The silver tone is darker, aged like.


Choosing between them it’s a simple matter of taste!

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I cannot agree that just a matter of taste ...
Crooked runes of sigs, large b -saggels, as in general, the ring itself, ugly skull.
As I wrote earlier, this ring is not a copy, but made based on Totenkopf, all the details are far from the original, this can be seen even in this comparative photo.
And my rings are copied from the original rings (except Zepp Dietrich) and have a scale (height, width and thickness) like the original

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Hi Evgeniy!

I mean that not all people are interested in buy an “expensive” ring (I know that your rings are the best and not overpriced!) and prefer buy a cheaper one and happy with it…

I said that choosing one or other is simply a matter of taste ‘cause not all have the same needs

So, I think that your rings are the best 1:1 copies but an Hapur’s ring it’s good for who simply wants a “Totenkopfring like ring” handmade and with a good quality (I doubt that exist better Totenkopfrings in quality for that price…)

My english is bad and I cannot explain better what I mean grin

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Wow, yes, I see you Simon, of course you right smile !

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I agree... Haps ring is a good copy. Also good for guys that just want wear a 'Skull ring'......

- Evgeniy's ring is a near mint copy of an authentic Honor ring.. It's art work.. They are looking real nice Evgeniy!

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They look fantastic, can we see more pix?

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Another three totenkopfrings for friends and an antipartisan ring for me, by Hapur


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Very nice. But the anti-partisan is a fake. A fantasy ring. Never existed in the Third Reich. Check out the Fantasy Rings thread above.

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Very nice. But the anti-partisan is a fake. A fantasy ring. Never existed in the Third Reich. Check out the Fantasy Rings thread above.

I know, but I bought it because I’m a fan of the antipartisan badge

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