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#1 smwinter207

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

People got pretty excited about this item. 

 

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

It was available much cheaper when listed here on USMF



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:51 PM

I think the seller came out ahead, after fees. But barely.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

Lol barely is a complete understatement it was a fantastic sale for a great piece. I for one can say as well that stuff on the FS section is fairly price and brings more on eBay more often than not

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:23 PM

Also, and I will say it again, it is not blood cake or windproof pattern.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:32 PM

What exactly is the term for this suit? Just a theatre made flight suit?

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:47 PM

The term is .........

 

funny.



#8 doyler

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:11 AM

I like cake



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:10 AM

What kind of camo is this? Thx

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:25 AM

Ask the shady seller.

 

From the original listing, I think we could have allowed more questions about his 'blood cake' claims. But there are rules I guess..

 

So, what about the patch? 

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

What an interesting sitsiation



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:41 AM

Guilty!!!

 

But not about this sitsiation.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:11 AM

The pattern this flight suit is made out of is without a doubt the rarest pattern to ever come out of Vietnam.

 

It makes windproof/blood cake and monster pattern look as common as washed out / used erdl.

 

This pattern was only available in one or two tailor shops and I personally have only seen a sports coat ( with SOG pocket patch), a boonie hat and two berets made out of this material in 35+ plus years of collecting Vietnamese camo. It is so rare there is not even a collectors "nickname" for it. It is based on a Malaysian brush stroke pattern that was probably brought back to Vietnam by someone who went through the British jungle school in Malaysia.

 

The patch is also real and is exactly how it should look from this early time period.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:57 AM

Thanks Bob for a description of this pattern, rarity and its likely roots back to the Vietnam conflict. I was having trouble following this and another thread related to the suit. Lots of criptic talk left me a bit confused.

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#15 smwinter207

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:05 PM

I'm wondering if anyone can find information on this man? Unique last name.

 

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:17 PM

He was a Naval aviator according to one topic I have seen posted.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:19 PM

Was 4,000 cheap?



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:21 PM

The patch has a Navy look to it with a cat on the water.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:24 PM

He was a Naval aviator according to one topic I have seen posted.

 

That's interesting as that patch has always been associated with special forces in about the 1964 era.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:43 PM

 

That's interesting as that patch has always been associated with special forces in about the 1964 era.

 

Yes that was being discussed as well.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

There is also a novelty type version with the panther holding a bottle of beer 33.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

NRKluga.jpg

 

Lt.Cmdr.NR Kluga 1966 (photo from findagrave)


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:10 PM

That's interesting.

 

I would if he was attached to the early pre-1965 SOG, or has the patch been mis-identified for years.




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