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by Lars13
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Chinstrap and markings

I think it's nice when replicators mark their products accordingly, making it more difficult to be sold as originals. Apart from that: metal on a 1916 chinstrap should have been iron, not brass; shape of eyelets incorrect; sliders look crude and too sharp compared to brass originals Thanks for showi...
by Lars13
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Thanks everybody,
I've put up all the info I had available, read all the feedback, and in the end followed my gut feeling. That doesn't mean I'm correct :wink:
But it is very nice to be able to discuss an item on such a knowledgeable forum.
Best regards,
Lars
by Lars13
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

However, even though I have found no error in construction, material used, stamps, etc., I don't get a good feeling about the cap. Combined with the recent emergence of Krätzchen in similar condition, but all with different maker and Bekleidungs Amt stamps, which I cannot readily explain, I have dec...
by Lars13
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Also did the blacklight test, comparing against a field grey and a pre-war blue Schirmmütze. Nothing glowed, the red of the Krätzchen looked just as black as the field grey Schirmmütze, and was darker than the red of the pre-war blue Schirmmütze. Below the comparison with the field grey Schirmmütze....
by Lars13
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Thanks John, that's really good info. The wool looks very similar to the (what I think to be original) shoulder straps. I will repeat the black-light test together with an other ranks Schirmmütze, so I can compare any glow; the red just looked dark under the black-light yesterday, but maybe I'll see...
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Nothing lit up under black-light, but so far I haven't managed to get a good feeling
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

And finally, the Kokarden look different than any I've seen before, both Reich and Preussen are very glossy with a lot of lacquer being used; I've seen the same type Kokarden on other Krätzchen from these newly emerging mint examples for sale right now
Kokarden_Crop.jpg
More to follow
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

The red band is a darker red than the orange-red from my other ranks Schirmmütze
Besatz_Crop.jpg
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

The first pictures, some comparisons:

The field grey fabric looks ok, and feels stiff enough
DSC02702_Crop.jpg
by Lars13
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Krätzchen arrived today; I will post the first pictures later. Not easy to decide if ok or not. First impression is good, although it looks new, and the red is not the orangy-red I'm used to from the other ranks Schirm-mützen. I would like to ask for your help on the construction: the liner is only ...
by Lars13
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

I did a little search on the internet and have found quite some mint Krätzchen sold recently, and at least some of them attributed to the 1970's "hoard". A German dealer shows a similar mint Krätzchen as it was found in a stack https://schlender-antik.com/produkt/kraetzchen-feldgrau-bekleidungsamt-x...
by Lars13
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spam Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Spam Issue

Thanks Joel!
by Lars13
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Thanks for the positive feedback; I was worried it would be more in the line of: "that's a known repro" or something similar.

I will of course post pictures and black-light result once I have the Krätzchen in my possession.

Best regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Feldgrau Krätzchen - Unissued or Just Brand New?

Hi, Bought this field grey Krätzchen recently (my first), and would appreciate opinions. Too good to be true? https://www.ebay.de/itm/Kraetzchen-Preussen-Feldgrau-gemarkt-TOP-Mannschaft-Muetze-1-WK-836-/392245324267?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=iu4MSFx9%252Fr3JPi8...
by Lars13
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with New Pickelhaube
Replies: 39
Views: 1000

Re: Help with New Pickelhaube

Hi Peter, Congratulations on a nice helmet. I'm pretty convinced it's "Jansen"; it looks like he glued his name tag on top of that of the previous "owner", and part of Jansen's tag has worn away to reveal part of the previous owner's name, however the top of the "e" and the "n" in "Jansen" are concl...
by Lars13
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Pictures SOS 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Pictures SOS 2019

Thanks Brian, very nice pictures
by Lars13
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: M1893 CUP

Hi Foxdoublegunner,

I think most items were still marked with maker and year in Oct 1914, later in the war they were less strict. I don't think it's a repro, it looks like the genuine article.

Lars
by Lars13
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: M1893 CUP

Hi Foxdoublegunner, It looks like these were produced until long after WW I: https://www.germaniateutonia.de/TRINKBECHER-FUeR-FELDFLASCHE-DEUTSCHE-WEHRMACHT-1-1 My earliest is from 1906, and I have the idea that they only started dating them not long before that, but typically did have the manufactu...
by Lars13
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian M15 From Illinois
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Prussian M15 From Illinois

Hi Brian,

Very interesting post as always, curious how the helmet will turn out.

Best regards Lars
by Lars13
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 236 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: 236 boards

Looks very nice, congratulations!
by Lars13
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 236 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: 236 boards

They might still be wearing piped slip-on shoulder straps on this undated photo of the III Zug, and at least one seems to have lighter piping:

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by Lars13
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 236 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: 236 boards

According to Kraus "die feldgraue Uniformierung des deutschen Heeres 1907-1918" the piping for RIR 233-240 was set on 20.8.1914 as hellgrün (light green). The regiments were raised in Sept 1914, and piped slip-on shoulder straps with red stitching would be correct for 1914. In theory the 1915 unifor...
by Lars13
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What does the marking stand for?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: What does the marking stand for?

Hi John, According to the "Vorschrift über das Bezeichnen und Numeriren der ........Waffen" from 1877, Feldartillerie was marked x.A.x.xx and Fußartillerie x.A.F.x.xx to make a clear distinction between the two. It doesn't look like the F.A.R. marking was in use yet. Why would that be so different f...
by Lars13
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866

Very nice project! What did you use to clean the Wappen? I wouldn't add a liner as the liner isn't required to display the helmet; I would only add the absolute minimum of repro parts required to make the helmet look complete from the outside.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Congratulations, well recognized for what it actually is, and I really like the regimental markings

Greetings, Lars
by Lars13
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze

As the original liner has been completely torn out it will be difficult to determine whether this is a Tellermütze or Schirmmütze. However I doubt it could have been resized in this way and then worn as a private item outside barracks; these items were scrutinized by the NCOs and had to pass muster....
by Lars13
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Need some help in how to describe this cap
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Need some help in how to describe this cap

Hi Kris, I've seen it several times that the field grey fabric used for the bottom piping is not the same as that used for the top, and I think they aged a little bit different. A nice officer's field cap, not sure why you call it "summer" and "M17" but that's probably due to my lack of knowledge. A...
by Lars13
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Dunkelblau OR *Tellermütze
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Dunkelblau OR Feldmütze

Hi,

Sorry to say but in my opinion this is an OR Schirmmütze (peaked cap) without its peak. The Feldmütze has a different shape and construction. If you can get your money back I would. Look at some Feldmütze on Tony's website for comparison and you will see.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Time machine
Replies: 20
Views: 1368

Re: Time machine

Very nice, thanks for posting. I really like the traceable helmets...
by Lars13
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit

According to "Führer durch Heer und Flotte 1914" and Herr & Ngyen, I.R. 152 had from 1899 yellow, from 1912 light-blue shoulder straps which I think we can see in the picture. The style of the Schirmmütze looks like after +/- 1900. The Ärmelpatten however should have been white, either without or af...
by Lars13
Wed May 23, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Just a few Family Photos..
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Just a few Family Photos..

Thanks for posting, very interesting.

Regards, Lars
by Lars13
Mon May 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako
Replies: 17
Views: 1114

Re: Mod.15 mecklenburgisches jager tshako

Very nice looking Tschako. Is X. A.K. the correct Armee-Korps to have supplied this helmet?

Best regards, Lars
by Lars13
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Site Upgrade Complete
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: Site Upgrade Complete

Well done, congratulations, I have no problem with the new layout. Two minor things that admin can do something about: - if I click on a thumbnail then the picture opens up in the same tab, and I can't use the arrows to see the other pictures in the same post; instead, I have to use the "back" arrow...
by Lars13
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet

Pictures taken when I visited the Landesmuseum in Bückeburg some years ago:
ImageSchaumburg Lippe Feuerwehr
ImageSchaumburg Lippe Kokarde
by Lars13
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet

You're a lucky man that can just pull a wonderful Lippe-Detmold Kokarde out of a drawer (insert jealousy emoji here), and have the correct helmet to put it on too. What a shame that the old helmet was destroyed; having those two Kokarden on the original helmet would have been a piece of history show...
by Lars13
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: A Schaumburg Lippe Helmet

Hi, Nice helmet and very nice regimental marking, but I don't think this combination of Kokarden is according to the regulations. Before the institution of the deutsche Kokarde in 1897, enlisted men from certain states other than Prussia, serving in Prussian regiments, could wear the Kokarde of thei...
by Lars13
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Please opinion on Prussian Infantry/Fusiliers Wappen
Replies: 26
Views: 2561

Re: Please opinion on Prussian Infantry/Fusiliers Wappen

Brian, Thank you for those comparison pics; very nice. Do you know of any reference that indicates when the change from tombak to cupro-aluminium for the Wappen occurred? When I look at the oxidized parts of the bare metal (for example on the orb ) they look very similar on both Wappen, only the "gi...
by Lars13
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: How it started: Kochgeschirr
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: How it started: Kochgeschirr

Nice find, but I think it is a French "Boutheon", or "gamelle collective".

See http://lepoilu-paris.com/fr/5798-bouthe ... -1940.html

Lars
by Lars13
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belgian Adrian M15.
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Belgian Adrian M15.

Congratulations, very nice condition!

Lars
by Lars13
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Baden Tellermütze
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Baden Tellermütze

Hi John,

Nice Mütze, but when I see the missing sweatband at the front it looks more like a Schirmmütze to me, with the Schirm missing.

Lars
by Lars13
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My collection (2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: My collection (2)

Very nice collection Edwin :D Others don't always see our treasures the same way as we do, but the heart-shaped Wappen with "Papa" beat the originals =D>

Is the cat litter box located underneath your helmets? ("kak bak")

Best regards,

Lars
by Lars13
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 8365

Re: Photobucket

I'm happy to hear that Chas :D My yahoo account also allows me to log in on flickr. Apparently I have 1 terabyte available of which I use 0.0% Once you have uploaded a picture (or a picture someone else uploaded for that matter) and have clicked on it so it is the only picture visible, click on the ...
by Lars13
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 55
Views: 8365

Re: Photobucket

Think it's time to put in my two cents. It's a nasty move from PB (I'm using flickr myself), but I would be really sorry to see this forum change into the "select few welcome only" type forum that there are so many of already. I very much enjoy the tone and respect displayed here, and I'm on the for...
by Lars13
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Great war photo blog
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: Great war photo blog

The Dutch magazine "De Prins" had a lot of pictures from the war zone in 1914, and in their Aug 29 1914 issue also a picture pertaining to be the blown up bridge at Visé. Not the best quality, but if Edwin doesn't have a good one I can make a scan.

Lars
by Lars13
Sun May 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Original M15 Restoration/Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: Original M15 Restoration/Conversion

Very interesting. I have one that is very similar. My first Pickelhaube, given to me by a father of a friend. I've always been very grateful to him, as having a Pickelhaube to look at and compare with helped me to avoid fakes when I bought subsequent ones online. It shows the same plugs and patches ...
by Lars13
Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Information
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Looking for Information

I couldn't find anything in the Verlustlisten (Casualty Lists; http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlus ... arch/index), which also shows wounded men. Were they born in Göppingen or living in Göppingen at the time?

Greetings,

Lars
by Lars13
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Stahlhelm M18 by Quist
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Re: Stahlhelm M18 by Quist

According to the Stahlhelm delivery specifications in Baer's book it was initially planned to have regimental numbers as decals; this was later dropped, my guess is long before the M18 was produced. Once the helmets were individual issues (rather than a front-line trench asset that was handed over t...
by Lars13
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Stahlhelm M18 by Quist
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Stahlhelm M18 by Quist

In the late 80's / early 90's I bought this Stahlhelm for the princely sum of 150 guilders, equivalent to just less than 70 euros. Armed with the knowledge from the French Militaria Magazine I recognised the 1918 model and the Abnahme-Kommando stamp, and I remember I was a bit disappointed by it bei...
by Lars13
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 'Haubes around the house.
Replies: 19
Views: 2912

Re: 'Haubes around the house.

We just moved house and I now have a "studio" in the new house, 3.5 x 3.5 m, still a big mess but finally a wall-filling bookcase with space for all my books and two Ikea glass cabinets with my Pickelhauben and some militaria. Quite happy with that, but I won't hold my breath until she buys me a Sti...