wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Wehrmacht Uniforms and Equipment > Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum

Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Uniforms, insignias and armbands.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 11-11-2016, 09:34 PM   #181
90th Light
Association Member
 
90th Light's Avatar
 
90th Light is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 7,477
Default

The cockade shown in post number 166 is not a reproduction.

It is 101% original, what we would called a classic "Third model" if it was a tropical example. Exact same maker field-grey version,

Chris
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-12-2016, 09:33 AM   #182
Fred Green
Association Member
 
Fred Green's Avatar
 
Fred Green is online now
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sparta,WI. USA
Posts: 7,285
Default

Hello Chris,

These are definite reproductions. I had them made for me by a reproduction seller. He said that one edge of the tress was hard and that was the tell. The stabsgefreiter/Obergef<6 has a very weakly made pip.

Fred

PS. I still have them.




Quote:
Originally Posted by 90th Light View Post
Fred,

could you please tell me why you think that the 3x tropical greatcoat stripes on what looks to be the later olive wool type backing, shown in post numbers 92, 93 & 94 are bad ?

I hope you still have them, is it the tropical tress that has definitely been identified as bad ?

Chris

p.s. here is a definite good one that was misidentified in the KM section
__________________
LEARN THE PATTERN OF THE ORIGINALS, THEN THE FAKES WILL BE APPARENT!
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-20-2016, 05:02 AM   #183
90th Light
Association Member
 
90th Light's Avatar
 
90th Light is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 7,477
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred Green View Post
Hello Chris,

These are definite reproductions. I had them made for me by a reproduction seller. He said that one edge of the tress was hard and that was the tell. The stabsgefreiter/Obergef<6 has a very weakly made pip.

Fred

PS. I still have them.
Thanks Fred,

they had me going for a while because the wool looked right. However, that can of course be the illusion of a computer monitor image. Then I studied the tress and could find nothing original like it.

Your confirmation of the hard edge confirms it. The reproduction seller made them to look good.

Appreciate the reply

Chris
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-10-2017, 08:03 PM   #184
kammo man
Member
 
kammo man is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Losangeles
Posts: 9,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred Green View Post
Hello Chris,

These are definite reproductions. I had them made for me by a reproduction seller. He said that one edge of the tress was hard and that was the tell. The stabsgefreiter/Obergef<6 has a very weakly made pip.

Fred

PS. I still have them.

Fred

Because I had it made.
Thats classic.

owen
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-10-2017, 08:22 PM   #185
Fred Green
Association Member
 
Fred Green's Avatar
 
Fred Green is online now
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sparta,WI. USA
Posts: 7,285
Default

Hello Owen,

It is classic!! I never could find DAK chevrons and this seller said that he made them. I said sure and told him to make me a set on wool. The gefreiter and Obergefreiter were fantastic and looked great. The stabsgefreiter's star looked bad to me. I kept these as pretty good examples of bad insignia. The tresse has a hard edge on one side. With some wear these would be hard to tell from originals.

Fred
__________________
LEARN THE PATTERN OF THE ORIGINALS, THEN THE FAKES WILL BE APPARENT!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com