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Authentic unfinished RAD hewer or fake?

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    Smile Authentic unfinished RAD hewer or fake?

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    I recently bought this strange looking hewer.
    I have compared it to an authentic hewer i own and
    the size and shape of the hilt and blade is an exact match.

    I also found this picture of an unfinished alloy hilt and it is very similar to mine.

    Johnson Reference Books

    The seller told me he's been told by a war vet that this hewer might have been
    taken from the factory before it was issued.


    What is your opinion?
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    Anyone?

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    I won't say I like it, but I do think it's an original piece....or rather pieces!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
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    Looks a good one to me
    cheers Ronnie

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    Hi Ella welcome to the forum after a 2 year hibernation Thanks for sharing your find with the forum. is there a scabbard that came with this Hewer? Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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    Thank you all for the feedback!

    😃 I'm very happy to hear it seems to be authentic!

    Thanks for the welcome Larry. I have no scabbard for this piece. Maybe it wasn't fitted
    with one before capture?

    /Ella

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    I have a friend who also has a Hörster without the RAD proofmark mon the blade, just like yours.
    I will ask him for some pics, so that we can compare the two.

    Ger

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    Ella i have contacted my friend but his RAD that also lacks the RADJ proofmark is a Höller, so pics are of no use.

    Reagards,
    Ger

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