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German WW1 Boots Hobnail Question
Old 04-11-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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I seen a lot of different WW1 hobnails, the early 19th century alike with round
and with a long head,the flat early WW1 and the WW2 alike with 6 edges

early WW1 19th century alike:

The early WW1 Flat ones:

The late 6 edges WW1 ,same like in WW2 :

Now here my question,where can I find some early WW1 Flat hobnails
to restore a pair of WW1 boots???
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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Now, I may be wrong on this, but I think the reason the nails are flat in your middle picture is because they have been worn down from wear. They probably started out like the ones in the other pictures you show.

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Lets see the boot bottoms you are working with? How would one restore them.

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I had several yrs ago a pair with absolut flat hobnails,they was worn
but it was no WW2 alike nails ,it was nails like in the Big Book :
The German Army in WW1,the Boots there have also this flat Hobnails.
I have a pair WW1 boots with hobnail lost and I would rather take
the flat ones as the WW2 alike.

Maybe some collector here have some in store,because the only
Hobnails what are avaliable are the 6 edges WW2 alike and the rare
flat ones are nowhere offered.

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