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Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BenVK
This is how a real one looks like. ...

This is how a real one looks like.
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040111
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum Yesterday, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By BenVK
Hi Bill, the blade is definitely a genuine...

Hi Bill, the blade is definitely a genuine antique Japanese sword and Muromachi period looks correct in my novice eyes judging by the length, curvature and small kissaki. It's currently in standard...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 03-31-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By BenVK
I must have been about 12 years old when I first...

I must have been about 12 years old when I first saw William Wyler's Memphis Belle film and it made a deep impression on me, especially the parts where the German fighters are attacking and you can...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-30-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By BenVK
Just to prove where these photos are coming from..

Just to prove where these photos are coming from..
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-30-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By BenVK
Yes they are 100% definitely AIOLFI's photos...

Yes they are 100% definitely AIOLFI's photos...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-30-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By BenVK
Next AIOLFI catalogue isn't online yet as far as...

Next AIOLFI catalogue isn't online yet as far as I can see. :confused:
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-30-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By BenVK
Here you are Guy, I'll probably be outbid again...

Here you are Guy, I'll probably be outbid again anyway. :cry:
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-30-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By BenVK
Yep, nice cap but I'm puzzled.. This guy starts...

Yep, nice cap but I'm puzzled..
This guy starts thread after thread after thread asking for opinions without any explanation if these items belong to him or whether he's just window shopping. ::
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-30-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By BenVK
Can we see a better photo of the Schellenberg ink...

Can we see a better photo of the Schellenberg ink stamp?
Looks a bit strange to say the least..
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-30-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By BenVK
Did you find a sword for me yet Nick?...

Did you find a sword for me yet Nick? :tongueout::laugh:
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-30-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,559
Posted By BenVK
Who ever it was that sewed the waistband on was...

Who ever it was that sewed the waistband on was having a bad day. :11doh:
It's about as straight as a banana!
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 03-29-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By BenVK
Similar types of cypher and initial can be found...

Similar types of cypher and initial can be found in various Imperial and even Third Reich era visor caps. From my understanding they indicate that the owner was a member of aristocracy and there were...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-29-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By BenVK
Here's one that I saw in an auction last year.

Here's one that I saw in an auction last year.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-29-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By BenVK
Thanks again guy, I'll post more photos when the...

Thanks again guy, I'll post more photos when the auction finishes. smilewink
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-28-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By BenVK
Ah ha! now I see it, thanks! 天 照 皇 太 ...

Ah ha! now I see it, thanks!






八春
幡日
大大
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-28-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By BenVK
Thanks Guy, I'm a bit confused now though...

Thanks Guy, I'm a bit confused now though because I count only 10 characters on the blade. :giveup:
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-28-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By BenVK
Unusual inscriptions on sword blade

Need some help translating what's written on this blade please guys, thanks!
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-27-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By BenVK
The cap has no chance I'm afraid mate. :thumbdown...

The cap has no chance I'm afraid mate. :thumbdown

Can we see a close up of the eagle? It might be an original Hieke but will need much larger size photos.
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-25-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By BenVK
Excellent cap my friend and very good photos....

Excellent cap my friend and very good photos. thumbsup
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-25-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By BenVK
Definitely worth buying for $600!

Definitely worth buying for $600!
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,512
Posted By BenVK
In my opinion both caps are fake, sorry. ...

In my opinion both caps are fake, sorry.

Look at the green band fabric, it's the same on both and not the correct fabric for the period. The piping on both is also exactly the same weave and...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-21-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By BenVK
What's not to like, very cool!! thumbsup

What's not to like, very cool!! thumbsup
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 03-21-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,644
Posted By BenVK
Unfortunately it's all too common for people to...

Unfortunately it's all too common for people to fall out with each other when something very valuable is discovered.

There will be people who are genuinely pleased for others and those who are...
Forum: Testing and Technical Advice 03-21-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By BenVK
Test

Testing high res image
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-21-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By BenVK
Looks genuine to me.

Looks genuine to me.
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