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Old 07-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #61
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brothers in arms, Fighting Finns!
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Puuka knife
Old 07-31-2008, 03:12 PM   #62
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Here's an amazing Puuka knife. These Finnish blades are traditional hunting-outdoors knives for skinning etc...
but also used in the war as combat knives. All of civilian origin often passed down from fathers to sons...
This one is VERY interesting!
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Here's why its interesting
Old 07-31-2008, 03:13 PM   #63
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Here's why its interesting! This blade has been places...a well traveled knife! (now retired in California)
Note trench art design spelled "SVIR"
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SVIR front (Leningrad sector)
Old 07-31-2008, 03:17 PM   #64
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Explanation SVIR front (Leningrad sector)

SVIR, a Russian river, was the most southern deployment area for Finnish troops, close to Leningrad... The German forces would have liked their Finnish allies to tighten the ring around Leningrad even further, but the Finns stayed put at the river's bank, which still contributed to the blockade and almost worked if the Russians had not opened the ice road across Lake Ladoga......

To get a sense of the Svir river battle front here's a period picture of entrenched Finnish troops at the river bank 1942. This knife was there!
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:26 PM   #65
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Hello,
adv-ent - great collection!

I've read whole your topic, and I've got a question - in the #15 post you've added a photography of a grouping which contains French M1822 light cavalry sabre. Were they used in the Finnish army?

The other question is about ammo puches. I've seen a lot of Polish pre -war ammo pouches, which were taken to the Finland, and they were stamped "SA". Can you tell me something more about this? What about other Polish equipment, what was used in the Finnish army?

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Old 07-31-2008, 07:22 PM   #66
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Hi Kowal, thanks for the positive comments.
Yes! it is a A French sabre, modified by the Finn's.
I am not sure how many of these French sabres went to Finland but I did see one like mine at a Finnish Cavalry museum on my last visit to Finland.
Mine is unit marked 1/URR 106.

I have no info on Polish ammo pouches, the ones I have are WW1 German, SA stamped.
Not sure either on how much Polish material was used during the war by the Finns.
I am mostly a uniform / headgear collector.

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Old 08-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #67
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Hi Kowal, thanks for the positive comments.
Yes! it is a A French sabre, modified by the Finn's.
I am not sure how many of these French sabres went to Finland but I did see one like mine at a Finnish Cavalry museum on my last visit to Finland.
Mine is unit marked 1/URR 106.

I have no info on Polish ammo pouches, the ones I have are WW1 German, SA stamped.
Not sure either on how much Polish material was used during the war by the Finns.
I am mostly a uniform / headgear collector.

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Hello once again!

1. How this sabre was modified, by cutting of side bows (arches)? If yes - this mod was done also in France, Poland , they were just unhandy with those bows

2. I saw several times those pouches - it's a shame I don't have a good picture, they were definetely Polish, with stamp "SA" in the quadrangle.

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:44 PM   #68
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Hi Kowel, I am not sure what modificatios they made but it is done so as it is hard to tell.
I have been told that it was even shortened, both sword and scabard.
This one still has the nice French engraving on top of the blade.

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A few additions and upgrades to my Finn collection
Old 05-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #69
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Default A few additions and upgrades to my Finn collection

Here are some is some pictures of my latest finds and additions.
Finnish Armor Lieutenant with German Panzer headset and throat mike.
Tunic is named to Finnish SS volunteer.
Hope you like it. These Armor tunics are very hard to come by.
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Armor Lieutenant Colonel
Old 05-19-2009, 07:47 PM   #70
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Here is a close up of my named Armor Lieutenant Colonels tunic.
I also have the pants with the black strip to go with it but don't have enough room to display.
All badges and ribbon bars are original to the tunic.
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Finnsh Army M/27 Lieutenant Colonel
Old 05-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #71
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Default Finnsh Army M/27 Lieutenant Colonel

Here is a very rare Army M/27 Lieutenant Colonel tunic with original winter M/27 cap.
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Finnish M/39 Infantry Lieutenants tunic
Old 05-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #72
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Default Finnish M/39 Infantry Lieutenants tunic

Here is a hard to find M/39 Infantry Lieutenants tunic.
Owner of tunic was KIA in 1942.
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Finnish Signals M/36 Majors tunic
Old 05-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #73
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Default Finnish Signals M/36 Majors tunic

Here we have a near mint Signals Majors tunic with M/39 cap. (Suikka)
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:21 PM   #74
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good show advent, as always!
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:51 PM   #75
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This topic is good I will also put up some photos..




Artillery Captain.



Cavalry Lieutenant of Uusimaa district
with m/39 fur cap



Infantry Captain
with wärtsilä m/40 helmet and great coat on
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