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Old 01-14-2020, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Heer Summer Oberfeldwebel Shoulder Straps

Used but clean matched pair. Took me awhile to i.d. these and want to make sure I got it correct. Also, is there a difference between Summer and Tropical straps?
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:38 PM   #2
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Do not look original to me.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:41 PM   #3
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Do not look original to me.
I agree looks like a total hack job who ever made them.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:48 PM   #4
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FYI... These boards I believe belong to the Der Spiess summer blouse shown in this thread.
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru....php?t=1029256
For some unknown reason, the tress and eagle were removed but I found them in the pocket. The tress matches that on these straps and there is heavy shadowing when I peek beneath. I believe these straps are originals that have been upgraded from enlisted straps.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:53 PM   #5
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Really bad looking fakes
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:15 PM   #6
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Agree with the others - just totally horrible repros. The piping looks like what is commercially available at any major fabric/craft store (e.g. Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael's, etc..).
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Oh well, can't argue with the knowledge and detail y'all have shared. Thanks! I'll check email in the dust bin.
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Believe all comments about these straps being very poor reproductions.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:25 PM   #9
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Oh well, can't argue with the knowledge and detail y'all have shared. Thanks! I'll check email in the dust bin.
Here you go Andrew, some fake and original tropical straps to ponder...

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=989602
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:30 PM   #10
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here you go andrew, some fake and original tropical straps to ponder...
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=989602
excellent, thank you!
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:56 AM   #11
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Straps with the tress and pips removed.
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Still fake, I'm afraid.
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Still fake, I'm afraid.
Not sure I get your point or what your afraid of? Yes, still fake, I think that's confirmed. And that's why I added it to the thread on questionable tropical straps.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:01 PM   #14
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Simply put, I would not remove tress and pips off straps because someone tells you they don't like them. Either way they are now worthless.
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Simply put, I would not remove tress and pips off straps because someone tells you they don't like them. Either way they are now worthless.

"Someone" included a mod, 6 members and a Tim O' whose opinion I greatly respect, so worthless was already established. But by dissecting fakes I can learn more than I do from comments like 'hack job' and 'still a fake'. And by trashing them there is no chance of anyone ever getting burned by these down the road.
I'm done, sorry for all this.
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