01-17-2014 07:41 PM
I might be totally wrong here, but I'm definitely not liking this one. Particularly, the diamond eyed skulls on the links. The attachments on the backside also look wrong as well as the 2 SS buttons on the front. This gorget looks like nothing I've ever seen before. Looks artificially aged and new.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Hi KRISSE , I cannot help you with this one my friend , all I can say is that these have been faked to a supremely high level and this one looks like it is brand new! I may be completely wrong but I see no age to it? Leon.
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Bloody awful and bears no real resemblance in the metal to the real item.
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Maybe Adrian or another of our stalwarts, i.e. Doug B has an authentic one to show us.
it don't ring my bell,sorry Krisse.
Thx guys. And I think the real ones go for very expensive prices aswell as they aren't so easy to find ofc...
There are more than a few "cringe-worthy" items on that site. Tread with extreme caution.
Thx Brett. That's why I post it here first. I've been burned twice not so long ago so,... lessons learned.
Sadly I don't have one to show. But I have handled a real one and this is not one of them.
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Here shown one of the SS gorgets I showed in my in 2012 released book
about gorgets (Ringkragen und Brustschilder im Dritten Reich).
Note the mint condition and eagle's details. This gorget is from the well-known
and most excellent collection from my friend: David Delich.
The SS runes are from another SS gorget, from the collection of Michael Shaner
from the USA!
I have not ever heard from such gorget, made by Overhoff. All found SS-gorgets
were marked M 1/128, being the concern of Eugen Schmidhäussler from Pforzheim.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916