The first early Rads were worn by both officers and enlisted men as the leader version was not yet created, although I believe the first early full stags were given to officers only. Very nice rig btw I love the full stag and that engraving is really nice and unique.
very nice find.
A beauty , i love 'em un molested
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Rare ...very Rare...to see a hanging rig like that. Big Ned is the only other I know of who has a complete plus 1 extra rig of one of these meaty knives. Well Done .
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Great looking RAD with a very cool personalization! Turn the Hauer around the other way on the hanger so the bullet shaped leather pant protector lines up with the length of the knife so we can see how the rig would have looked.. Best, Kevin.
Cracker, really like the sleepy daggers/hewers/knifes
hanger is a one off i bet , cool personalised RAD hewer rig
Regards Mac 66.
I love the personalisation on this one, realy special!
The hanger itself is a more then rare piece as it has 2 clips we dont see normally on these RAD hangers.
Thanks for showing!
I have had a few of my own, but this hanger variaty is a first time for me!