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Article about: Good afternoon gents, I need to askthe assitance of those who know what I do not! I know very little about the iconic "jackboot" other than to tell the difference between some offi

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    Good afternoon gents,

    I need to askthe assitance of those who know what I do not!

    I know very little about the iconic "jackboot" other than to tell the difference between some officer and soldier patterns but then not in great detail.

    A friend of mine has the boots pictured here and has asked me for info about them. I had to admit I don't know but that "I know a man (men) who probably do".

    So, please tell me as much as possible about these boots, I am keen to learn as is my friend.

    The spurs did not come with the boots but I am pretty sure they are German. The rubber heels on the boots are obviously replacements but I do believe that rubber heels were around at the time.;

    Thanks for any input.

    Regards

    Mark

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    Hi I found your boots in a German military forum:

    originale Wehrmacht Stiefel? - Militaria Fundforum

    Made by Berson Kautschuk GmbH. But the members there also dont know, if the boots used by Wehrmacht, police or civil persons.

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    They appear to be German Cavalry boots in good condition.
    The well worn Hob nails indicate WW II and earlier.

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    I think also they were used for horses, typical German "Reiterstiefel". A friend of me has a horse and she has boots with similar form. But the nails are not necessarily an indicator for military use. Civil persons were also able to buy these nails in small corner shops for hiking, riding, etc.

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    These boots are defiantly officer riding style boots, with semi long stems too. The spurs look good as well, but... All spurs look the same as they only rap around a heel. What puzzles me is the metal studs in the sole, yes for marching and perhaps a little general wear, but for horse riding I'm not sure on that one.
    Nice boot tho.

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