can I get some second opinions on the originality of this item?
I have handeled an original once before and this one differs in several ways:
- no maker mark
- the crossguard is not messing yellow but has paint on it
- grips look good but the wood around the screws seems rough (has the piece been taken apart and put together again?)
As it was a cheap piece (280 euro) I am not so worried about condition which is far from mint when it comes to blade, just want to make sure this is actually an original piece. I thought these blades were suposedly always maker marked. All help as always much appreciated! If not good, please state what the problem is. Thanks. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Help reunite Nachlaesse
Maj Robert Menzel Aufkl
Hptm Wooge KG27
Hptm Braun SG3
Hptm Born KG4
Olt Roters KG77 & 6
Lt Andres SG3
Hptfw Hugo Wolff KG55
Last edited by kaiserwilhelm2; 06-22-2012 at 07:17 AM.
Are machettes specific luft survival items or just general WH items ?
Just wondering ..
All luft items plus the specific survival items normally are FL marked, while adopted items have no such markings IMO.
If specific, I would expect them to have a label, like the flag pole or the mirror or a FL nummer stamped into the metal or something like that.
I'm not too much into machettes, but they're always labelled luftwaffe .. and maybe or probably they're, but are they ?
Just looking for some confirmation.