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#1 swag

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:13 PM

I have no idea what this is. Kind of looks like a frog or some such device for securing something to a belt. The metal "pins" are something I haven't seen before. There is some tooling marks on the reverse. Looks like it has two stainless steel grommets, also. Possibly private purchase? What would it hold? No markings on it that I can see. Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:16 PM

Close ups...

 

 

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:16 PM

More close ups...

 

 

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:30 PM

Swag - I'm going to take a swag on this and say it looks like it might be for carrying a night stick?  I'm sure that thought crossed your mind but figured I'd throw it out there.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:36 PM

thats my guess as well. MP or Shore Patrol...


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:26 PM

Oddly that was my guess, but these types of things are way outside my area of knowledge. Thanks for the input. At least now I know others came up with the same possibility. Thanks!

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:41 PM

I am wondering if it is military at all. I agree it looks like a night stick carrier, but it is certainly not GI issue. Do any police departments use brown leather?

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:04 AM

It's reasonably modern, whatever it is. Those metal fittings are all commercially available. Looks homemade, but did a pretty good job.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:07 AM

I am leaning toward a tool or blade carrier of some kind.  The lower strap to secure the scabbard or cover and the upper strap to secure the handle.  Perhaps non-U.S. but I have no clue.

 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 07:05 PM

I have been collecting US Army Military Police items for 40 years. I have never seen any items like this. Looks to be commo maybe a lineman tool carrier.



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:17 PM

This is a Romanian leather belt frog for carrying the AKM bayonet. A few years ago, Romanian AKM bayonets and frogs were imported in huge quantities. They were almost given away, because the importers were just awash in them.




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