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  1. Interesting! First time I have ever seen one of these with the chinstrap bails removed. Good information. I'm not sure its a WWI retread though as the ends of the rim butt up against each other instead of overlapping. Between wars maybe?
  2. See what you mean. Also, the numbers are different, the "9" has a ball on the end of the tail and the "0" zeros are not as round in the original. I am going by what I see in the first picture in this thread as there is so much junk on the internet to try to sort through. The letters are higher in the circle too. Having done lost wax casting for the past 15 years whoever did this did a hell of a job, the thing is as crisp as I have ever seen. The clasp is what threw me, it sure looks right and kind of what I pinned my hopes on! (pun intended!)
  3. Thanks Kurt. The differences being, so I know what to look for?
  4. ...and the last one. Let me know what you think. Thanks guys.
  5. I'll try to get a picture uploaded, take me a bit though. Thanks for the help. The ribbons kind of frayed but everything else looks correct according to the pictures I've been able to locate. The number on the side is 275.
  6. I have one of these also, numbered 275. Where can I look to find who it was awarded to? Have called the Marine museum at Paris Island but the information was not available there. Thanks. Steffan Baker PFLCO
  7. Thanks again for the kind words. Liner looks good in that shell, especially with the darkening. I usually oil a liner and then set it in a sunny window for about two months. Gets the greatest patina on it...! Steffan PFLCO
  8. Heres my two cents worth: The scabbards we make are marked PFLCO 1918. I did this because of a request from the Knife Collectors Guild. I have not broken my word to them. The one exception I make is when I get a tip and a throat in for leather replacement. From my standpoint that is Restoration, not Reproduction. I have done maybe a dozen of those in the last 15 years. Your scabbard looks good to me. It has all of the correct rivets, makers marks and aging to be authentic. I would buy the pair in a heartbeat for $500.00 and not think twice about it. That being said, when I first s
  9. Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. Steffan Baker PFLCO
  10. Wow, just wow. Thanks so much for the pics, must have been and awesome time!
  11. The bail rivets on the British made shells are a split rivet while the American built versions had a rivet that is domed on both sides (top and bottom) British shells also had a lighter diameter d-ring for a bail to thread the chinstrap through. British shells also have the overlapped rim while the American versions had both it and a rim that butted together instead of overlapping (late, late war production and post WWI production). The American liner used cowhide while I have British examples made of pigskin, cowhide and in some cases a brown oilcloth (or American Cloth to the Brits) on th
  12. I have several of these in my collection although the majority of mine are Sheffields. I have to concur, a shell is shell and there were a lot of retreads after the first World War.
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