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Article about: Greetings: I suspect this armband is bogus simply because it looks so new. I would appreciate opinions. Thanks! Mike

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    Greetings: I suspect this armband is bogus simply because it looks so new. I would appreciate opinions. Thanks!
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    Looks like a decent three-piece armband to me; I've had armbands w/the Swastika made of the same material as yours. Check it with a BlackLight to be sure of course!

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    Thank you very much. Maybe I am just too suspicious! I will do the blacklight test on it.
    Mike

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    Mike-
    From your images, I believe the kampfbinde you own is definitely a product of the 4th Reich. The material and construction are not what I would expect to find on a period piece. Further, if the piece had an eigentum(property)stamp, it would be on the front and not the backside. As this is a political piece, I will move it to the NonCombatant Forum where it belongs and will likely gain further comments.
    BOB

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    Hi Mike, sorry, I too don't like it. The "felt like" material and construction are issues for me too.

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    Bob and Ade: Thanks for your input. I did not feel comfortable with the appearance of this one. In particular, "newness" of the look and the fuzzy manufacturer's mark.
    Mike

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    And I sorely need new glasses...no excuse at all for me getting this wrong. Frankly, I'm embarrassed, lol...

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    Big Mac: Ha! I have been married a total of 46 years, so I am very used to being wrong. The last time I was "right" was 1966.

    Mike

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    Bob and Adrian are, of course, right about the material.

    The first image, if you look at it, shows a definite "sheen" in the material used in the armband's construction. This sheen gives the material away as modern "felt". Felt is about 30% wool and the rest is synthetic. That's where the sheen is coming from here.

    So unfortunately, the thing is definitely a modern copy.

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