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    Tensho

    "Civilian" Wakizashi use in WWII? How common was this?

    Whelp, I had a lot written but it all disappeared when I opened a new tab

    I know civilians donated/sold swords to the IJA, but the requirements

    07-20-2019, 12:46 AM
    NotVeryRich

    Just looking to Verify/Identify some strange french medals

    Hey there, I have some french medals that id love to have identified! The croix de guerres look kind of strange (the swords one one of them have curves

    07-19-2019, 11:06 PM
    Admin

    Schuhe Stiefel Wehrmacht Panzertruppe Panzer Uniform zurs Hose oder Mütze

    07-19-2019, 10:50 PM
    MAP

    China Service Award USMC

    Just got this in the mail as a gift from a very fine gentleman.

    A nice clean US China Service award. Overall condition is excellent with

    07-19-2019, 11:06 PM
    Adravor

    What do you think about this Ex-Double Decal Steelhelmet?

    Hello Forum,
    So, there is a dealer that claims to have an Helmet (Which he says is an M40) with only the National Decal left.
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    07-20-2019, 12:24 AM
    Tensho

    New member, been a lurker.

    Have been a lurker for a while. Decided to sign up. Mostly a collector of Japanese antiques in WWI items.

    07-19-2019, 11:46 PM
  • Designer of the SA symbol known

    This is what the "Uniformen-Markt" from May 1, 1936 says on page 86:
    (published also in the magazine "Der SA-Mann", number 15 from 1936):
    the SA symbol originated from a 1929-contest, which was lauched by the
    SA High-Command. The design was handed over by Hans Zöberlein (the
    well-known poet) and the leader from Sturmbann II from Standarte "List"
    from Munich, Obersturmbannführer Max Zankl.

    The symbol was the old Teutonic sign for lightning together with the so-called
    "Mannrune" (the symbol of a stern and unbending man with a flaming sword).
    Both symbols were combined with a ring. Later the hook to connect both was
    added.

    Attachment 597110

    Maybe it was Heck who added the hook, but this is not mentioned!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is the designer of the SA symbol known? started by 4thskorpion View original post
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