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The blade has lost the majority of its blueing but still evident within the lower groove on both sides. Evidence of sharpening but profile good. Matched number ‘5178’ to the blade and the upper section of the scabbard, also marked ‘Mundlos’. Some loss of blueing to the cross guard and to the pommel. Twin waffen amt stamp to the upper pommel with the sprung loaded rifle fixing system all present and working. In its original scabbard, which does have evidence of slight pitting but much blueing remaining with an example of its heavy duty leather frog, which is ‘44’ dated and RB numbered on the reverse side with its hilt retaining strap.
A good clean example of the model 1935/36 combat knife, the knife came in three versions of quality, quite crude for enlisted men, 50% better for NCOs and very nice quality for officers, we have had many of these over the years and can identify the grade immediately, this example has traces of its original blueing to the central cross guard, the enlisted ranks never had blued finish, the higher quality wood grip and the once excellent quality blade, the enlisted ranks blades were quite crude. The blade on this has been cleaned and has suffered slightly but no corrosion or chips. All fitted into its standard scabbard without the MVSN raised logo to the front, the longer belt loop on the reverse side. One indentation to the scabbard, which has been repainted.
A nice group of Japanese insignia taken from prisoners by a British officer at the end of WWII. Nine pieces of cloth insignia, one half of a Japanese naval officers buckle, a sheet of headed notepaper for Headquarters 4th Corps South East Asia with the Divisional insignia and a single piece of the Divisional insignia with the Royal Artillery Arm of Service flash below. Accompanied by a large photograph of a group of Gordon Highlanders of the 100th Anti Tank Unit, sitting to the centre of the photograph is Major Robert Charles William Luff, with accompanying research Robert Charles William Luff, born 1914 in Bedfordshire, died 2009, commissioned Royal Artillery 1942, 100th Gordon Highlanders Anti Tank Regiment Royal Artillery Indian Burma and part of the Japanese prisoner of war Liberation Task Force Headquarters 4th Corps South East Asia Command. A lovely grouping.
A very nice condition cut from roll Bevo woven yellow on green overseas cap eagle for the Coastal Artillery. This has been mounted on a display board with traces of the adhesive called Blue Tack on the reverse side, this can be removed if desired without leaving any stains.
The one piece triangular form breast eagle, Bevo woven grey on green for the late war tunic.
A nice condition Bevo woven grey on green national eagle for the army overseas cap, threads remaining where removed from a cap.
Single greatcoat slip-on shoulder board for an NCO in the 24th Regiment of Pioneers. Black silk pioneer piping, numerals of ‘24’ with one rank pip to the centre of the field grey centred shoulder board.
A very good example of the Gendarmerie shako. Very large size. Black patent finish to the front and back peaks also the crown. Police green cloth covered sides without any moth damage whatsoever. Large police eagle and multi coloured aluminium cockade. Black chinstrap with correct aluminium fittings. The interior lining all complete, still with good colour, minor evidence of wear use, with its leather drawstring. To the upper inner crown the maker’s paper label of ‘Hans Romer, Neu-Ulm (Donau)’.
Nice condition parade bayonet with blade by Alcoso, Solingen. Plating thin to the hilt, complete with its rifle retaining button system, in its original scabbard with some rust bleed through the paint but all complete, with its frog, which has some minor stitching loose at the joint with the belt loop.
A nice clean copy of a 1942 Edition of Mein Kampf, standard format, a picture of Adolf Hitler on the third blank page. Published by the Central Office of the NSDAP. All in German text. We found within one of the pages a postcard of Adolf Hitler unused.
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