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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-24-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By RussellM
Thanks Tom, always good to read about these...

Thanks Tom, always good to read about these shows!

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-12-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By RussellM
If youíre interested in flags and 1000 stitch...

If youíre interested in flags and 1000 stitch items, you need this excellent reference:

https://fortunesofwarmilitaria.com/collector-book/

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-04-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By RussellM
According to official records, the Navy tassel is...

According to official records, the Navy tassel is 37cm in length, which is considerably shorter than the civilian/army tassel.

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-04-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By RussellM
Has the insignia been stitched through the liner?...

Has the insignia been stitched through the liner?

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-21-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,740
Posted By RussellM
Mike, thank you, this will be appreciated by all...

Mike, thank you, this will be appreciated by all of us.

Regards from NZ

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-12-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,740
Posted By RussellM
I am so very sad to hear this news. I have...

I am so very sad to hear this news. I have always considered John a dear friend that I have never actually met in person. We corresponded frequently and had many, many, light hearted exchanges. I...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-19-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By RussellM
I believe the one you show here is the earlier...

I believe the one you show here is the earlier version, and slightly smaller than the one with the two holes in the blade. The one you show had a cover with leather straps, the later one has cloth...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-20-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By RussellM
Great stuff! Regards Russ

Great stuff!

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-25-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By RussellM
Thanks for your report Mike, appreciated! ...

Thanks for your report Mike, appreciated!

One of these days Iíll make it over there - itís on the to-do list!

Cheers from NZ

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-15-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By RussellM
See stamps and location on this one. ...

See stamps and location on this one.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713576&highlight=Shovel

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-15-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By RussellM
Sometimes they have manufacturer stamps, but they...

Sometimes they have manufacturer stamps, but they can be faint.

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-14-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By RussellM
Nice setup! The hardest thing to find will...

Nice setup!

The hardest thing to find will probably be the correct cover for whichever shovel you get, or any shovel cover in fact!

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By RussellM
Showa 16 is 1941. Regards Russ

Showa 16 is 1941.

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 05-17-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By RussellM
There's a photo of the holsters being worn with...

There's a photo of the holsters being worn with the cross-strap on page 105 of the Model Art book Aviator Uniforms and Equipment of the IJN.

I can't post pics, but hopefully someone who has this...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-10-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By RussellM
Smile Excellent Guy - thank you! That fills in a...

Excellent Guy - thank you!

That fills in a couple of blanks for me too!

Thanks for posting Simon.:)

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-02-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By RussellM
Sincere condolences to the Nakata family. ...

Sincere condolences to the Nakata family.

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-26-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By RussellM
Original stars do have split prongs, but they are...

Original stars do have split prongs, but they are nowhere near as thin as the ones on this helmet.

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-25-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By RussellM
Original Japanese shell, but the liner and...

Original Japanese shell, but the liner and attachment method is wrong, likely to be post war Thai re-issue. Star is added as well.

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-07-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By RussellM
Thatís a real beauty! Regards Russ

Thatís a real beauty!

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-25-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By RussellM
Yes, that certainly confirms it! Great find! ...

Yes, that certainly confirms it! Great find! Hope the insignia is original as well!

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-25-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By RussellM
Looks like a civilian helmet based on the large...

Looks like a civilian helmet based on the large front rim, and the anchor points for the chin strap.

But it also looks a little like an early helmet from the inside, you definitely need better...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-25-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By RussellM
Nice find! Regards Russ

Nice find!

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-15-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By RussellM
Nice find Paul! A great summer enlisted cap! ...

Nice find Paul! A great summer enlisted cap!

Navy caps are quite addictive - do you have others, apart from the one I asked you about?

Regards

Russ
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-15-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By RussellM
Iím not aware that these personal flags were...

Iím not aware that these personal flags were regulated in any way but I am not qualified to give a definitive answer to that question. Someone else may be able to answer that for you. There is a...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-15-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By RussellM
Clearly, you havenít read the thread properly, or...

Clearly, you havenít read the thread properly, or only read the bits you think are relevant to you.

See page 5 and 6 where I ask about a small navy flag. It is considered a commercial/civilian...
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