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Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 10-25-2019, 03:07 PM
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Posted By 1historynut
Glasmine 43 Mine. Rarity and value question

I have the opportunity soon to purchase two complete Glasmine 43 (inert) mines from a old collection. I have no idea what is a fair price to offer the seller and I don't want to "rob" him. I saw...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 10-22-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By 1historynut
Thanks for the comment Billy. I think that...

Thanks for the comment Billy. I think that probably both knots are repro's but I don't care about that. Just wanted info on the Districts.
Thank you, Mike
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 10-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By 1historynut
Two Police bayonets. ID help please.

Here are two matching police bayonet sidearms. The Rural one is marked: L O 72.
The other is: S B 1789. If you can identify the district or town please let me know.
Thanks, Mike
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 08-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By 1historynut
Australian Bowie Knife. Japanese capture and back

Here is something any WW2 knife nut will enjoy seeing. It is a Australian copy of the famous US made CASE bowie knife. Look closely at the tag, it reads: Off Jap Sgt. Tinian or Saipan. Louis B Sass...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 07-22-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By 1historynut
Great info! Thanks.

Great info! Thanks.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 07-20-2019, 12:38 PM
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Posted By 1historynut
Thanks for the replies. It certainly is better...

Thanks for the replies. It certainly is better made than the Chinese knock-offs.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 07-18-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By 1historynut
So taking it as a repro, how old is it? It does...

So taking it as a repro, how old is it? It does not look like a recent Chinese knock-off. Any thoughts?
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 07-18-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By 1historynut
Ok. I don't own it so i'll let the Shop owner...

Ok. I don't own it so i'll let the Shop owner know its a dud.
Thanks folks
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 07-18-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By 1historynut
more

more
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 07-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By 1historynut
Diplomatic Officials Dagger for Review

I think this is a Diplomatic Officials Dagger, although the head is facing the other way?? Came across it in a Gun Shop which had no idea if it was even real. Looks good to me though. The makers...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-03-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By 1historynut
Thanks for your input. I tend to agree that the...

Thanks for your input. I tend to agree that the condition is too nice to be a period piece. I also think it is horse hair. Too coarse to be human.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-02-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By 1historynut
So if I'm reading this right the hair on the...

So if I'm reading this right the hair on the handle is not horse hair but Human hair from a victim . Ugghhh!
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By 1historynut
A Headhunters sword! OK that is seriously...

A Headhunters sword! OK that is seriously creepy. I don't think I'll tell my wife what it is, lol!
Thanks for the info Robb.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By 1historynut
More

More
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-02-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By 1historynut
Fancyt Asian Long blade knife with Inlay and scabbard. Where from?

So this is supposedly a Vietnam War bringback. It is certainly of Asian or middle East origin and very well made. The blade is 18" and decorated with brass inlays on one side. It is wicked sharp....
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By 1historynut
The decals certainly do have a good look. ...

The decals certainly do have a good look. Something that could hurt a novice for sure. Anyway for the $50 I paid it is fun to look at. I was told by family that their Dad wore this while riding...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-30-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By 1historynut
Just a conversation piece then. Thanks for the...

Just a conversation piece then. Thanks for the replies.
Mike
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-29-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By 1historynut
A couple more pic's

A couple more pic's
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-29-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By 1historynut
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2
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-29-2019, 05:00 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By 1historynut
1

1
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-29-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By 1historynut
Spanish M42 helmet with Totenkopf decals

So acquired this recently with a great Luft M42 helmet. It is a Spanish M42 helmet with a 1970's updated liner. Has Totenkopf decals on both sides which blend in perfectly with the texture and age...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-23-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By 1historynut
Thanks for your reply Trystan.

Thanks for your reply Trystan.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-22-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By 1historynut
More pic's. Opinion please. Mike

More pic's. Opinion please.
Mike
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-16-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By 1historynut
The small rivets. Qing dynasty I believe.

The small rivets. Qing dynasty I believe.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-16-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By 1historynut
Gentlemen thank you for your help. They are...

Gentlemen thank you for your help. They are indeed copper inlays in the blade. It is a hand-hammered blade for sure. I may have it tomorrow and post more photo's.
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