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    U.S. ARMY RANGER AND PATHFINDER INSIGNIA, FLASHES, OVALS, SCROLLS, COINS, ETC.

    JOHN EK KNIVES (WWII - VIET NAM), U.S. M3 TRENCH KNIVES AND M4 BAYONET. ALL CAMILLUS MILITARY KNIVES.
  1. Can anyone tell me where this cap patch was made? It has no UV glow. Thanks
  2. Need help with ID on these. I believe the small on is for the Thompson. The large one for the .50 BMG? Both WWII? Thanks
  3. Here is the revers side. The master wing is a J. Balme, France wing.
  4. Here is a pic of the reverse:
  5. I have a basic para wing, clutch back, with no back markings. The feathers on the wings are highly detailed, looks similar to a J. Balme wing. Any help IDing the maker and time period will be appreciated. Thanks Hal PS sorry for the 2 pics. It would not allow me to delete one.
  6. I have a basic parachutist wing, clutch back, that is marked 'STERLING, 14-C'. I can not find this maker code. Any ideas? Also what time period? (Korean War era?) Thanks Hal
  7. Marv I stand (or sit as the case may be) corrected! You are correct! The first picture is the one I had in mind and it is in Cole's book. Thanks for correcting. Hal
  8. There are period photos from WWII showing troops wearing these wood handle knives. As soon as I find the pics I will post them. Also, if I recall this particular knife has an M* scabbard that has been upgraded tot he M8A1, so there is evidence of it being re-worked. Also the label on the box shows the old info under the current label, I think (can't recall exactly as it has bee a whils since I looked at it on Ebay).
  9. Can someone give me some insight on comparative rarity of Ek knives made in Conn. vs the Florida made knives? Also comparing the value of a similar condition (assume very good condition) of a Model 1 made on Conn, vs Florida? I have been told that the Florida made knives (Viet Nam war period) are rarer and more valuable than the WWII knives made in Conn. Is this true? Thanks
  10. For those who have not seen this.. here is a link to the patent for the liner chin strap buckle: http://www.google.com/patents/US2363872
  11. How were the buckles marked prior to the patent being issued? How can the chin straps be dated? Perhaps this has been covered but I could not find it. Thanks
  12. I only have one of Smyth's books and I did not see it in there. Did you have any luck finding it in one of your book. The info so far leads to it being 1st ID, but I would like some more info to support it. Thanks
  13. My limited understanding of US steel helmets indicates that front seam helmets were all made during WWII. Is this correct? I have a couple that are front seam but are with Viet Nam period liners and the paint is Nam period paint with sand not cork. Heat treatment numbers are in the 3 digit range (some with a letter following the numbers, What does the letter mean?). Again, I assume that WWII period made steel pots could have been refurbished for use in nam, is this a possibility? Thanks
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