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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By phild
I agree with you judging the shape, lining and...

I agree with you judging the shape, lining and headband. This is one reason that Imperial technical service/artillery caps are so hard to find, most are now SS Artillery caps
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum Yesterday, 07:52 PM
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The pommel nut had not been turned in a long time...

The pommel nut had not been turned in a long time when I saw it, I’d say since the 30s but for sure not recent. Bigger question is what does it prove or matter if it was recent? It it was mine I...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum Yesterday, 07:47 PM
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Posted By phild
A quality German maker!

A quality German maker!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-28-2020, 09:44 AM
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Posted By phild
I hear you and generally agree but while HRs seem...

I hear you and generally agree but while HRs seem to have attracted this label of a fake minefield and an area almost impossible to tell good from bad, I think that I could type a several page list...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-27-2020, 02:38 PM
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Posted By phild
Same here. The finish is not correct for sure but...

Same here. The finish is not correct for sure but more importantly the machining, and parts fit and markings seem off on about every component. Good copies of most everything seem to reach the...
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 03-27-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By phild
Perhaps, I’m not sure how “better” is defined....

Perhaps, I’m not sure how “better” is defined. I’ve never heard of Woolite being too harsh and regular Woolite has no phosphates (brightners)as I understand it but their product line can be checked....
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 03-26-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By phild
You are right, the subject is controversial. This...

You are right, the subject is controversial. This is probably because it is often done incorrectly taking the easy way but the wrong way.

It can be done right. You need a perfectly CLEAN basin,...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-26-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By phild
If it was re-lined, they did a truly (and I mean...

If it was re-lined, they did a truly (and I mean truly) unbelievable job of matching the “new” lining material with the existing sewn down placket lining material, one side bearing the original depot...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-26-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By phild
I love these kind of discussions but think that...

I love these kind of discussions but think that most today find them boring and tedious. This was the only way to learn about the material pre Internet drive by collecting days say 30-40 years ago...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-26-2020, 12:15 PM
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Posted By phild
The flowing comments are old ground (what isn’t...

The flowing comments are old ground (what isn’t on this topic?) but in any case where we we “not there” when something was made or perhaps used everything is just opinion. The goal that we should all...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-25-2020, 11:14 AM
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Views: 980
Posted By phild
Johnny, I think that you have the...

Johnny, I think that you have the Heereseinteilung 1939, I may be wrong but seem to recall you citing it in the past.

In that book it lists all of the Heers Bekleidungsamts at least present as of...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-25-2020, 10:18 AM
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Posted By phild
The first holster and grooved tab tool are DDR...

The first holster and grooved tab tool are DDR 50s era.

The second tool is imperial German Army, the holster is difficult to ID from the photos is some type of private purchase may be Imperial...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By phild
To follow up as I mentioned. I checked...

To follow up as I mentioned.
I checked Wiesbaden, the center for the XII Armee Corp, and there was no Bekleidungsamt listed. I found that about 1/2 of the corps (or slightly less) also contained a...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-24-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By phild
I’m not at all sure that it represents Wiesbaden...

I’m not at all sure that it represents Wiesbaden but I can
Find out quickly enough if there was a clothing depot there in 1939/40 and let you know. I have seen several sites attributed to the WB...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-23-2020, 10:19 PM
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Posted By phild
As for the rise and fall of the copper SA...

As for the rise and fall of the copper SA scabbards (apparently only made in the late summer or Fall of 33 as per TWs timeline) I agree that the reason they were tried was probably ease of...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-23-2020, 07:03 PM
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Posted By phild
I don’t want to sound condescending or arrogant...

I don’t want to sound condescending or arrogant in my responses so I apologize if they are taken that way as I do not intend it. I am not a brilliant man but I have generally been regarded to have...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-23-2020, 04:24 PM
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Posted By phild
"Scabbard. All known recognized Christmas...

"Scabbard.

All known recognized Christmas daggers have scabbard made of soft non-ferrous alloy. It's true for daggers produced by both companies Pack and Eickhorn. The steel scabbard was...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-23-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By phild
You are possibly correct IMO. Even if...

You are possibly correct IMO. Even if manufactured with these pre war Austrian characteristics, I think it had some modifications, for sure the collar and some take up in the waist.
What is a little...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-23-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 980
Posted By phild
Austrian pre annexation tunics also had this type...

Austrian pre annexation tunics also had this type of quilting and this pattern of lining or at least close to this.
Combined with the Vienna depot stamp I would look to this being a Austrian made...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-23-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 150,860
Posted By phild
It is 100% clear that the knife has been pried...

It is 100% clear that the knife has been pried apart and very crudely been reassembled. With the damage done it may be beyond correct repair. The good news may be that I think the knife is a...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-22-2020, 07:27 PM
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Views: 51,869
Posted By phild
My advantage in this discussion is, as you know,...

My advantage in this discussion is, as you know, that I know exactly where and how this dagger surfaced. Really there is nothing else that I have to know about these variations than that. I use this...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-22-2020, 05:18 PM
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Posted By phild
I think the point that you are missing is that...

I think the point that you are missing is that the examples that you cite were all modifications on an adopted design, not concept pieces. We don’t know when these Christmas daggers were actually...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-22-2020, 01:00 PM
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Posted By phild
Have you or anyone else seen of even heard of any...

Have you or anyone else seen of even heard of any Pack made dagger with a copper/brass made scabbard? Is it not true the ONLY reported copper/brass political scabbards are associated with...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-22-2020, 10:55 AM
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Posted By phild
The honest and brave have kept the faith, in the...

The honest and brave have kept the faith, in the face of withering accusations and false presumptions from those who really know nothing about this variation of dagger much less this specific...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-21-2020, 01:45 PM
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Posted By phild
Bob, I want to be clear that I am not the owner...

Bob, I want to be clear that I am not the owner of either the Christmas SS dagger or the honor dagger that I mentioned. I know who found the honor dagger and I was involved in bringing the prototype...
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