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Old 03-07-2014, 03:37 AM   #31
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What do you guys think of this modern Chinese version ?
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:04 AM   #32
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The flattened "O" is the first give away. However I'm sure it would fool a lot of collectors! I'd like to see the reverse.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:17 AM   #33
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The flattened "O" is the first give away. However I'm sure it would fool a lot of collectors! I'd like to see the reverse.
Agree Antonio,

The letter "O" is a "tell" but it will fool many. The holes in the "R & P" also are just abit off, & the triangles in the "A's". Have not been able to locate a reverse photo of the Chinese version so if anyone comes across one please post it up here.

Or for that matter any other variations of the AKCT good or bad...

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Old 05-31-2014, 02:34 PM   #34
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Thanks for this nice thread. Here is another interesting one from Ade:
http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/heer-l...uff-title-804/
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:48 PM   #35
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Thanks for this nice thread. Here is another interesting one from Ade:
http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/heer-l...uff-title-804/
Thanks another great thread. Learned alot in the past from him & when it comes to Ct's Ade is
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:56 PM   #36
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Here are a couple of AKCT's. Both early olive one's side by side for comparison. Interestingly the olive ct i posted earlier in post #1 (its the middle one). The 2nd version has been attached to a tunic at some point and it has some wear to the silver edge especially on the underside where you would expect it to be if worn on a tunic for some time. Also has that smell collectors love denoting its been around for a long while unlike the almost mint version (slight nik) that has no smell.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:59 PM   #37
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Notice the heavy wear to the silver cord and cloth material on the tunic worn example.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:07 AM   #38
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I add to this thread a cufftitle I have in my collection since years and years.
Matt told me he saw few like these over the years, I remember I saw a pair, but my memory doesn't is of help so it is possible I'm mistaken. To be sure I've looked for another made in this way but I never found it.


I have my idea. What do you think guys?
Antonio,

these are still my favorite variation of this cuff title. There is just something about them that I really like. I have had probably 4 of them over the years and are a harder variant to find. Matt
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:07 AM   #39
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Agree Matt

That is a really nice variation. (referring to post #16 & 17) & they are the hardest to come by. My fav is any version of the AKCT that has been worn on a tunic
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Here are some of mine!

All five are good ones and the lonly is a copy!

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Old 03-12-2015, 10:55 PM   #41
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Copy a

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Old 03-12-2015, 10:58 PM   #42
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The Afrika is ok but the Afrikakorps is a copy!

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Old 03-13-2015, 03:08 AM   #43
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Hi Thomas

Thanks for adding these nice ct's to this thread. All five are good to compare side by side along with the one-look tartan weave fake. There are quite a few good variations. The Afrika ct is a fine original too
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:30 PM   #44
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It's often overlooked but many fakes can be spotted by looking at the backside and analyzing the "RP" in "Korps". There should be a sizeable difference in the size of the squares inside the letters, often the "R" has a more rectangular square inlay while the "P" has a more squared inlay.
That was always one of the tells" for me. But I haven't kept up with these for many years, so I'm not surprised that things have changed. Great thread gents. Thanks for the excellent info!
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I learned a lot from this thread when Tim first posted it, and I've referred to it a few times over the years since. I just was searching for it again today, could it be pinned? Many thanks for this Tim, it's greatly appreciated!
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