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Old 09-30-2002, 06:58 PM   #31
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Steve wanted me to post this eagle. The eagle is on a smock that belongs to a friend of Steve's. The smock is obviously good and rare. I've already given my opinion of the eagle directly to Steve. Other opinions please.

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Old 09-30-2002, 07:02 PM   #32
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Old 09-30-2002, 08:11 PM   #33
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I am sure you and I agree on this without consulting.....not an original eagle.

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Old 10-01-2002, 10:25 AM   #34
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Here's one eagle that I have and believe to be from a smock. What do you think?
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:01 AM   #35
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Hi Terry,

Yes, these were used on jump smocks. If you look back through this thread you will see one like it that I posted....it may be on the Luft. breast eagle thread instead, but again, they were used on smocks.

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Old 11-05-2003, 08:15 AM   #36
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Here is a grey twill on tan/water. I'm going to post more here later, talk about cut insignia, and why many value it so much.
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Old 11-05-2003, 11:19 AM   #37
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Here is an eagle similar to the one above, only carefully removed from a uniform. IMHO, the eagle still on the tan/water material is far more interesting and educational.....and rare.
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Old 11-05-2003, 04:19 PM   #38
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Here is a splinter/greunmeliert backed eagle that was also carefully removed from a jump smock.
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Old 11-05-2003, 04:26 PM   #39
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The same type eagle as above, but on a piece of tan-water smock. More interesting? Willi stated on another thread that cut insignia was often "hacked" from a uniform in haste; this eagle illustrates this act well.
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:40 PM   #40
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Here is another splinter/greun eagle just like above, but this time cut from a splinter smock. Thanks to Steve for allowing me to photograph this one.
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:44 PM   #41
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This one is greunmeliert backed, sewn on splinter material. It is extremely scarce, but not because it is a greunmeliert eagle on splinter material.....
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Old 11-12-2003, 02:58 AM   #42
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Hi John,
That last (green ) one is stitched on to a piece of tight-weave cotton splinter, which is one of the rarer splinter fabrics. Or am I wrong?
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:47 AM   #43
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Hi Steve,

It is the fabric, the base color of it. This eagle is from a splinter on tan. I'd sure love to have the smock this is from, with the eagle still in place.
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Very interesting John !
I always assumed that splinter camo was made by printing green and brown splinters ( and green raindrops ) over a base fabric of whatever colour. This would suggest that the green base colour of the camo side was also printed. Is this how you see it ?

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Old 11-17-2003, 05:55 PM   #45
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Hi Steve,

I think both of your assumptions are correct. Early splinter patterns were made by printing green and brown over the the more olive green base fabric. But in the case of this last eagle both greens were printed with the brown so that the background color was not tan; very unusual. It's documented that green and brown splinter pattern was also printed on tan base fabric without the second green so the result is a "tan" splinter smock.
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