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KM pith helmet shields

Article about: these are thin and have the correct rounded bottoms for navy. they're unmarked. care to comment please?

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    these are thin and have the correct rounded bottoms for navy. they're unmarked. care to comment please?
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    Hi David, I am not crazy about these at all. I believe they are bad. Could we see the backs please?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    here you go ade
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    Here is what a real set of Heer mint shields look like.
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    Default Re: KM pith helmet shields

    thanx QuickMan.

    - do you like Ade think these are fake or just quite worn?
    - I thought Heer plates were thicker and heavier than km ones and had pointy bottoms where km types were rounded

    Here's what others are saying:

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=406851

    thanks.

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    Hi David, no sorry I don't like these.

    As stated, they are actually Heer pattern.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    oh blast!

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    They are heer and it looks like the national colors shield has been heated, probably to have its pins replaced, or at least one of them.
    The eagle does look a bit strange, though in the hand it might be good. I probably would'nt buy them, as the repair has ruined the one shield and the other is a bit MMM!

    VonBond

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    I think the color shield has some gloss red paint (fingernail polish?!) or is that from reheating as you speculated?

    it all sounds quite bad, but the final Q. is: has anyone seen fakes that look like this? or is hoping this is an 'unknown variation' or something what ade might call 'pulling a pretty long bow'? here are another 2 pix if that helps. thanks.
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    eureka! in david bunch's 'afrikakorps' (2004) is a pith helm with what looks like an awfully similar eagle shield - from bunch's massive collection.
    from p. 214: 'an unusual variant ... this example was likely made in france.... the shields have an outer border and are stamped in brass giving the national emblem a gilt appearance.'
    if someone knows bunch can you ask him to chime in please?

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