If you said these came from your grandad ,if i remember correctly, then it stands a good chance. John Brandon makes a good point, these are made very accurately nowadays . Here's some images of mine. Sorry for the blurry pics, I'm using the camera on my iPad.
I'll try to get better pics on another camera later.
05-25-2013 02:38 AM
It's not an easy call, but I am thinking this is a Steinhauer & Lück Type A Micro 800. I like the hand filing on the frosted beading and the construction looks good to me. The lower beading shows the die flaws that one would expect to see and the long hooked "1" in the 1939 Obverse date is as it should be. My eyes aren't as sharp as they once were, but the number of beading on the rims look consistent also. I do Not, however, like the 935 suspension ring.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Dean, it would be interesting to see some clear straight on photos of your cross.
is this reply to me?? it was my uncle
I wouldn't get hung up on this. No matter who it came from, memories fade.
No one is doubting where it came from, but the item (if I'm correct) has been put on the forum for opinions?
With such a high end piece, there aren't many people who are an authority on RK's (I count myself as having little knowledge, I have seen some that have fooled even the wisest)
But, as with everything, you're judging the item, not the story.
Hope that makes sense
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
yes, I have hard that before.....and understand....but thought someone would like to hear where it came from....
and wanted to correct/confirm the relationship/my 'story', to make sure there are no misunderstandings
Nope sweet f'all, but I like the look of it; sorry to burst a bubble. I understand that I came along and put yup looks like a pearl and it raises eye brows to why I said this? welp all I can say is it looks like a gooden' based on from what I've seen in my books and millitaria shows.
Bronk, My mistake, your uncle. If you got them as a vet bring back I would feel better about the acquisition . As said, however, it makes originality not completely certain and can be trivial at best. Provenance is always good, though.
Wolfeknives, I will take better images on another camera later. iPads suck! They overrated junk.
Please , an item such as this can cost £6 -7,000 plus so if you don't know anyhting about them don't give an opinion someone might just buy it on the back of your " knowledge " or lack of !!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings