WW2 - Capture Items
Pre WW2 S84/98 sawtooth bayonet, wood grip, the maker mark is mostly polished out, "F. Ko?? SOLI??", bright blade with scabbard and frog. The scabbard has a dent in it, bullet?, but does not impede the bayonet going in or out. Hard to find in this condition. A research friend of mine said the maker of this blade is, "F. Koelier & Co., Solingen".
A super looking example of the Japanese Officer's Dress Sword. It has a 29 3/4" long, bright blade that has either a W or M mark by the hilt. The brass wire is present on the grip, but should and could be tightened up by someone that knows what their doing. Nice bright, undamaged nickel scabbard with Japanese marks on the drag. Great looking sword.
Just a beautiful looking saddle and in great condition. The saddle has a beautiful color to the leather and it has the leather lacing underneath. Sent back to the wife of an officer while he was in Japan during the occupation. His wife was an equestrian and actually used the saddle for many years after her husband came home. Shipping will be actual quote from Post Office, depending on where you live.
One of the coolest things I've run across in awhile. Brought back by a member of the 104th Division and given to a young man in Hummelstown, Pa. who's father was a member of that Division. A weathered and used briefcase belonging to "A. Pfeifer" Stabsintendant of Stalag IVB, Muhlberg/aElbe" on the nametag. This was one of the largest camps and housed British and American POW's among many other nationalities. It was a brutal camp by what I have read. If only this briefcase could talk!!
Right out of the woodwork, a super hard to find M-35 single decal Kriegsmarine helmet, hand painted in battleship grey, as used by shipboard gun crews. Original liner and chinstrap, named on inside to: "Kemptner". Marked inside NS64 (Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke) in Schwerte, also marked DN76 by man's name. The outline of the single decal can be seen through the paint on the left side, the liner is original to the helmet and is dry with some damage. Just a great looking hard to find helmet.