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Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum Yesterday, 01:44 PM
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Posted By GHP
Hope the ones I had made never get misused! ...

Hope the ones I had made never get misused!

I ginned up a Soldbuch and other documents for a friend of mine [you guys knew HaEn?] as his personal mememento of his service. Info was based on his...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-12-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By GHP
A Tiny Bit Off Topic ...

Does anyone know of someone who makes “novelty” cuff titles?
I was in the 101st Airborne Division and would like something like
“Fallschirm-Division 101” or “101 Airborne Division” ... of course on...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-11-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By GHP
Civilian, I think. No star, cloth liner. Here's...

Civilian, I think. No star, cloth liner. Here's a similar Civil Defense Helmet...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-10-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By GHP
I don't know about helmets, but yours is named to...

I don't know about helmets, but yours is named to
川口
Kawaguchi




-- Guy
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-09-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By GHP
I know *you* know, but just to clarify to others:...

I know *you* know, but just to clarify to others: the WW2 cap badge has a straight stem whereas the BW badge (image below) has a curved stem.


--Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-09-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By GHP
I think you judge Ben too harshly ... he was just...

I think you judge Ben too harshly ... he was just lightheartedly saying wait and someone will provide an answer.


-- Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-09-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By GHP
明壽 Akitoshi Akitoshi was a Seki gunto smith...

明壽
Akitoshi
Akitoshi was a Seki gunto smith in WWII...family name and personal names Ohno Yuichi, he started as a Seki Kaji on 17 Nov 1943.

Dated:
昭和十九年五月
Shōwa 19th Year [1944], May

...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By GHP
Hans is a nickname for Johann; try Johann Völkl. ...

Hans is a nickname for Johann; try Johann Völkl.

— Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-08-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By GHP
Wellllll ... the signature is kanji; but the...

Wellllll ... the signature is kanji; but the fellah who ground down the nakago ought to be hanged, drawn, and quartered!


What I can make out is:
豊州国行千
Hōshū (no) Kuni Yuki~ Sen ***
Yuki sen...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By GHP
Bruce, The cherry blossom is still a...

Bruce,


The cherry blossom is still a popular symbol in Japan. Google Image...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-07-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By GHP
Looks like an old golf club bag to me. I see...

Looks like an old golf club bag to me. I see them all the time in Japan; designed to carry a wood. Lots of people practice at the driving range during off- times.

Similar to below, but I’ve seen...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-07-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,963
Posted By GHP
Ahhhh, yes! Thank you DLD13. Last night when I...

Ahhhh, yes! Thank you DLD13. Last night when I found that image, the page it linked to (the one you now supplied) had no images appear, only other links; those links did not show this signature...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-07-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By GHP
The answer should lie within this article...

The answer should lie within this article (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/japanese-militaria/evolution-imperial-japan-s-war-medals-1875-1945-a-610821/) by Nick Komiya.


-- Guy
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-07-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,963
Posted By GHP
33 Streibel signatures here...

33 Streibel signatures here (http://xoxol.org/traw/streibel.html).


His signature as ϟϟ-Sturmbannführer.
This image below showed up for the above link during a Google Image search, but is...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-05-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By GHP
Google result: MOT for motor, GR for gruppe...

Google result:

MOT for motor, GR for gruppe (group), L for Luftwaffe, Ausl for Auslander [foreigner], KRFTF

Found here in a photo caption:...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-02-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By GHP
致身報国 Devote Oneself to One's Country ...

致身報国
Devote Oneself to One's Country


The first kanji is stylized for 致. This is the closest to that maxim that I could find.




-- Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-31-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By GHP
Kurigata 栗形 -- "chestnut-form"; definitely a...

Kurigata 栗形 -- "chestnut-form"; definitely a former civilian scabbard.



-- Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-30-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By GHP
Bruce, No, I’ve not seen a 検 punch stamp...

Bruce,

No, I’ve not seen a 検 punch stamp either.

— Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-30-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By GHP
Note that the carving of “inspected” is a...

Note that the carving of “inspected” is a different hand than the other engraved kanji. From the article linked, different people/apprentices signed his name; Chris speculates the only gunto blades...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-30-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By GHP
濃州関住天秀作 Noshu Seki Ju Amahide Saku Made by...

濃州関住天秀作
Noshu Seki Ju Amahide Saku
Made by Amahide, Residing in Seki, Gifu Prefecture


Ken
Inspected

I just did another translation of a sword made by Amahide (ama-hee-day) and will find...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 10-29-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By GHP
Page 2. Geb(ornen) am 14.8.16 Born on 14...

Page 2.

Geb(ornen) am 14.8.16
Born on 14 August 1916

in Gosler

Religion: Ev(angelisch)
Protestant
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 10-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14,102
Views: 1,231,580
Posted By GHP
#14009 1. Unsern Küchen in X im Kaukasus. ...

#14009

1. Unsern Küchen in X im Kaukasus.
The nearest to “X” I can figure out is Krasno***eskaja, but the only real names are Krasnodar, Krasnoyarskiy, Krasnodar Krai. I think there is some...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-23-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By GHP
The one with arrows: <—- 機首上げ 機首下げ—-> ...

The one with arrows:
<—- 機首上げ 機首下げ—->
Kishu age / Kishu sage

Nose up / Nose down
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-23-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By GHP
Kawanishi Aircraft Co, Ltd. 川西航空機株式会社

Kawanishi Aircraft Co, Ltd.
川西航空機株式会社
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 10-22-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By GHP
There’s a kanji missing on the bottom??? ...

There’s a kanji missing on the bottom???

Looks like

武州下原住廣
Bushu Shimohara Ju hiro *
maybe 廣国 Hirokuni???

Found this:
武州住廣国(下原)
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