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#126 hink441

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:20 PM

A recent find.

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#127 L11-VELASCO

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

Hi Alls
I would like to know wether this US NAVY Seal Trident badge could be a current genuine badge or one from those not real use,only for collectors???
Has any markings that I could not see very clear in pic from seller,any idea what is it,any maker stamping or contract number?
Sizes:7 cm x 3,5 cm
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

Hi Alls
I would like to know wether this US NAVY Seal Trident badge could be a current genuine badge or one from those not real use,only for collectors???
Has any markings that I could not see very clear in pic from seller,any idea what is it,any maker stamping or contract number?
Sizes:7 cm x 3,5 cm
88192980_59365804.jpg
88192980_093818.jpg
Thanks in advance
Fernando

I believe it is another Communist Chinese copy.  The V-21-N hallmark is the manufacturing code provided by the government for use by the Vanguard Insignia Company.  When I started seeing these on eBay I thought Vanguard had gone overseas to have their insignia manufactured to save on labor costs.  However in another thread a forum member who was in contact with Vanguard stated that these Chinese manufactures are utilizing their manufacturing code (hallmark) unlawfully and it was simply cost prohibited for them to try and stop them in court.  I don't know why they added the "CH" which probably stands for CHINA.  Below is another early counterfeit Trident made in China.  They are currently being sold on eBay and my guess is that a few have made their way into the hands of Seals who wear them unknowingly because they are hard to distinguish from the real US manufactured Tridents.     

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#129 L11-VELASCO

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:09 AM

I believe it is another Communist Chinese copy.  The V-21-N hallmark is the manufacturing code provided by the government for use by the Vanguard Insignia Company.  When I started seeing these on eBay I thought Vanguard had gone overseas to have their insignia manufactured to save on labor costs.  However in another thread a forum member who was in contact with Vanguard stated that these Chinese manufactures are utilizing their manufacturing code (hallmark) unlawfully and it was simply cost prohibited for them to try and stop them in court.  I don't know why they added the "CH" which probably stands for CHINA.  Below is another early counterfeit Trident made in China.  They are currently being sold on eBay and my guess is that a few have made their way into the hands of Seals who wear them unknowingly because they are hard to distinguish from the real US manufactured Tridents.     


Yes Finally I discovered they are Chinese copies Im afraid.
Well do you think if I order a Trident Seal directly from Vanguard site I will have a genuine an original Seal Trident in my collection?
I saw them on Vanguard site.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:11 AM

A great thread.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:11 AM

Here is what the current Trident produced by Vanguard looks like.

 

 

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#132 L11-VELASCO

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

Here is what the current Trident produced by Vanguard looks like.
 
 

Very nice indeed,do you think I could order one like this directly from Vanguard site...there it would be a current and genuine one?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:01 AM

Please can someone post the differents Hallmarks(original not Chinese copies) from Vanguard seen on US trident badge een until now and period use?
Thanks
Fernando

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