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A heavily service used single sided splinter pattern helmet cover for an M.35, M 40 or M.42 combat helmet. Camouflaged pattern good and clear, one of the seam stitches has opened up to a length of approximately 4cm, all the foliage loops are intact. There is a degree of rust damage to the lower edge of the cover where it has been affixed to a helmet for many years and the rust bleed through the material has rotted the cloth, there are various other nicks and tears to the crown area, hopefully all is available to view on our web images. Complete with its original camouflage drawstring. Faint traces of the ink stampings of the manufacturer around the lower but unfortunately obscured by rust staining. When inverted the cover does stand on its own without collapsing.
Probably the best 1910 enlisted mans tunic we have ever owned is this large sized field grey model 1910 tunic worn by an NCO standard-bearer in the 19th Field Artillery Regiment. The Thuringen Field Artillery Regiment No.19 formed in 1872, garrison town of Erfurt and part of the 11th Army Corps. The tunic is completely untouched since WWI. Thinness of nap overall. One very minor moth nip above the front right hand pocket as the tunic is viewed, the remainder of the tunic is totally moth free. There is one small depot repaired 3cm square patch inlaid to the lower skirt below the right hand pocket as the tunic is viewed and moth have attacked the red cloth of one of the 19th Regiment shoulder board. The tunic is fitted with its original standard-bearer’s arm patch, which is beautifully embroidered. NCO lace to the collar, NCO zinc discs to either side of the collar. Embroidered yellow ‘19’ with flaming bomb motif to the red stitched down shoulder boards. The Swedish cuffs have at some stage in the wearer’s career been slightly shortened to enable the sleeves to be longer. All original buttons to the tunic. Matching NCO lace to the collar. Fully lined to the interior with a full compliment of size stampings, depot of Celle with a good clear stamping of ‘1.TH.F.A.R.19.’ within a block. A magnificent historic piece.
An extremely evocative formerly produced as a white helmet, re-coloured for field service use by the owner officer. Mid 1870’s style cork helmet, which has been coloured khaki over its original white, fitted with a high quality khaki pagri wrap. The helmet still has its dress spike and acorn and leaf work decorative base, which matches its high quality Royal Northumberland Fusiliers officers grenade badge fitted, both the grenade badge and the spike and spike base match in colour, which both have subdued gilt either through age or through nicotine. Standard home service helmet chin chain with officers leather backing. The interior of the helmet all lined in lightweight green brushed cotton, standard leather sweatband, which has evidence of wear use. Large size helmet. Some minor damage to the cork underneath the cloth covering of the front peak, the helmet shell itself being of four panel canvas, the main shell is undamaged. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers were involved in the Indian Mutiny, the Anglo Afghan War of 1880 and the Second Boer War.
To obtain the RAD hewer in anything like clean condition is extremely difficult, this is probably one of the best enlisted mans hewers we have had. The blade is absolutely mint with good original polish remaining. Good clear manufacturer’s mark of ‘WKC Solingen’. No chips or abusing to any part of the blade. Good deep etched ‘Arbeit Adelt’ etching to the blade. The dagger fits firmly into the scabbard. All of the plating that is exposed, the hilt, cross guard, upper and lower scabbard mounts are absolutely perfect with good deep detail to the intertwined scrollwork of the upper scabbard mount and the RAD insignia to the lower mount. All original four screws fitting the mounts to the scabbard intact without the heads being turned and the dagger is fitted with a nice three piece leather hanger, which is ‘Assmann’ marked and RAD acceptance stamped to the metallic clip with a nice matching RAD acceptance stamp to the back of the large section of leather, followed by the maker of ‘Luneschloss Solingen’ with a three legged swastika style motif. Hard to better this example.
A most magnificent example of this scarce dagger, the blade is absolutely mint with all of its grey colour within the lower field of the Ulles Fur Deutschland motto, the only marks to the blade are the twin running lines on either side that are caused by the brass inner scabbard blade retaining bands. Original cross grain polish evident, the wood grip is totally undamaged with its nice quality plated upper and lower grip mounts. A very faint edge of blistering to the lower cross guard mount where it meets the wood grip. Nice quality SA inset, undamaged enamel with aluminium national eagle. The blade is marked ‘RZM M7 66’ dated ‘1941’, the M7 66 trademark is for the maker Eickhorn. All of the original finish of black paint still in place to the scabbard with slight age lines showing through from the steel below. The plating on both the upper and lower grip mounts, all of the three scabbard bands and the chains are mint bright with the first link of the chain adjacent to the scabbard fully stamped ‘Musterschutz NSKK Korpsfuhrung’, traditionally always the last couple of letters of this marking are faint. The belt clip is present and working correctly. A very fine example.
A lovely example of this hard to obtain dagger in good condition. The blade is absolutely mint with the faintly etched logo of Paul Weyersberg of Solingen. All original cross grain finish remaining. All of the plating to the upper pommel and cross guard intact with a minor line of flaking of the plating to the upper part of the cross guard where it butts against the black wood grip. The grip is totally undamaged with its 1st pattern RLB logo badge, which has good enamel to the blue lettering, daggger In its original scabbard which retains all of its paint, the plating to the lower scabbard mount excellent with both screws intact with the heads unturned and complete with its leather strap and D ring belt loop. These daggers are incredibly difficult to get without serious corrosion to the cross guard and upper pommel, which are made of poor quality metals. The dagger still has its blue black leather washer and fits firmly into the scabbard. It would be difficult to better this example.
A magnificent condition Teno mans hewer. The blade is virtually mint bright with its Teno acceptance stamp of the eagle and swastika with the Teno logo within the swastika to the upper part of the blade, original Eickhorn etched logo below. The number ‘1085’ etched below the cross guard, which matches the stamped ‘1085’ number on the upper throat of the scabbard. The metallic fittings of the one piece cast hilt and cross guard and both upper and lower scabbard mounts retain virtually all of their plating and some of the original lacquer. The white grips are uncracked. The scabbard retains again all of its black painted finish with age lines from the steel scabbard bleeding through the paint. Within the lower sections of the cross guard much of the original dark grey/black patinated finish in the lower field still remains. The dagger is complete with its original leather hanging strap, which is ‘Assmann’ marked on the reverse side of the clip and one of the features, which is so commonly encountered with the Teno straps is that the hilt retaining strap is normally split, on this example it is undamaged. A very fine example, difficult to be bettered.
A very nice example of the RAD officers dagger, blade by Eickhornwhich is in magnificent condition. The Arbeit Adelt logo with all its original grey finish in its lower field. Standard Eickhorn etched trademark. The dagger fits perfectly into the scabbard with a firm click as it is pushed home. The plating overall to the pommel head, lower part of the hilt, cross guard and scabbard all present. The section of the scabbard to the lower half, which is pebbled still has virtually all of its original dark chemically patinated factory finish remaining, no indentations anywhere on the scabbard. Both screws that hold the upper throat in place are present without their heads being turned and both white grips are totally uncracked. Complete with a set of the leather service hangers with both sprung loaded clips working correctly. The leather is extremely supple with good brown colour. It would be difficult to better this example.
A very rare accessory for a German dagger being the portapee knot for the Teno mans hewer. Still in its original cotton ties, it has never been issued and is totally original.
An absolutely magnificent example which could not be bettered of the aluminium version of the 1st pattern Luftwaffe officers dagger. The blade with its full ‘E & F Horster’ logo. The blue leather washer still in place. All of the aluminium finish to the upper pommel, central cross guard, three scabbard mounts and chains mint bright. The gilded mobile swastikas to the front and rear of both the cross guard and the upper pommel with all gilt wash complete. The blue leather to the grip and to the scabbard without any chips or missing sections. The grip wire fits tightly to the leather grip, with its original correct short pattern knot and its hanging chains, which are ‘OLC Ges Gesch’ marked.
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