Yet another in many threads where the effort does not reap much reward. No word of thanks, confused comments by others prone to misinterpretation. I wonder why I even try?
FB I try to read all of your posts on Black SS items (In the rare chance I may someday find one) so I can learn but It is still hard for me but thanks for all of the material to study. On the fake in the first photo the rivet holding the rope or piping on the visor is black instead of silver like your photos is that a red flag? Thanks -Ben
Hello Friedrich, thank you for your quick response. The reason I answer just now is because I work at day and I open my computer not earlier than after I have dinner. I´m sorry you are a bit disapointed. That was not my intention.
I always thought the visor was real. I have this visor for more than fourty years. When I was a young boy my parents visited twice a year friends in southern Germany. Then I was verry interessed in WW2. After every visit my parents bought me a present. The visor is one of those presents. They also bought me a HJ knife, a Luftwaffe dagger, a SS belt, a Stahlhelm a.s.o.
What I remember of the early seventies is that all WW2 militaria was easy to buy and not expensive. With that knowhow I thought that making fakes in that time was not verry lucratieve, so it didn´t exist, I thought. The visor must therefore be real, in my opinion.
After seeing your pictures I still don´t know how the members of this forum who reacted can see that the visor is fake. I´m no expert like you and the others are. I will apreciate if you can tell me which (big) differences there are between an orginal and fake.
Once again. Sorry for my late response.
With regards, jft