Chrisnp

The Great Northwestern United States

Militaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm alsoMilitaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm also interested in WWI British Army cap badges. Another aspect of my collecting is the acquisition of firearms, swords and accessories from this same ’61 to ’20 era. I’m a retired Army Warrant Officer with a lifelong interest in the lives of soldiers of the past, and the items they used and wore. I’ve been collecting militaria for over 40 years now, and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as well as continuing to learn from others. (Read more)

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Model 1845 Faschinenmesser - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
German Artillery Officer’s Lion Head Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Imperial German NCO sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Prussian Model 1848 Artillery Saber - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Aussie Saves Yank - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1850 Foot Officer's sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Model 1855 Bavarian Infantry Officer’s Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Model 1854 Hessian Infantry Officer’s Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1865 Bannerman/Hollywood Frankensword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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  1. That's a place on my "bucket list" to see before I die. Nice item and enjoying your avatar. Chris
  2. Thanks so much for the appreciation! Oh, and I didn't exactly write down that German word from memory either, hehe. I've been collecting military for well over 40 years, but over time my interes...
  3. Thanks fortapache. German has so many great words I don't have a favorite, but one I like is for something I don't have in my collection yet, a hirschfänger! Of course there is always Rindfle...
  4. Sorry to be so late again this week! seems the hurryier I go the behinder I get.
  5. Thanks for the love petey, officialfuel, bluemax1914, racer4four, clockerman, Militarist, blunder, inky, Zowie, ron1939, fortapache and aghcollect.
  6. Nice item, and nice write-up on the hussars! Chris
  7. Thanks for the comments and the love everyone! Inky, I don't think that sounds strange about a sword at all. Chris
  8. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, Manikin, blunder, racer4four, fortapache, officialfuel and aghcollect.
  9. I assume the blade is not curvy like a snake? I agree with vetraio50 about it's origin, but would guess the blade has been repurposed, possibly from a military knife.
  10. There's a US flag in the last photo, so that pretty much answers the question of country. Scott's the expert on estimating age by photo format. I'd guess some sort of military academy cadets or poss...
  11. but lower velocity
  12. Is that 14 cm measured at the base? By the markings on the case head, I believe this is a British 17 Pounder Mark II shell. That would be closer to 76.2mm at the mouth of the shell. The 17 pound...
  13. Most soldier's homes were opened post-civil war, and the Kansas Soldier's home was opened in 1890. So, although Civil War veterans (along with veterans of other wars) lived there, I don't think this c...
  14. Another word for these belts is "Trophy Belt." "Hate Belt" seems to be an American term, and many of our British and Commonwealth friends disagree with it because they usually contain more friendly i...
  15. No problem blunder, and thank you for your comment vintagelamp. It was something I usually don't share.
  16. Thanks for the comments racer4four and fortapache. Thanks for the love Manikin, officialfuel, blunder, kerry10456, racer4four, vintagelamp, fortapache, and Jensen.
  17. I apologize for not getting my weekly post out till Monday. I've been sick with some cold/flu-like bug that's making it's way around.
  18. I hesitate to comment because I think this is from a period I'm not very experienced with. If it is a U.S. Army button, it would be a very early one. I'm thinking 1830s or earlier. After that US milit...
  19. blunder, I just did my usual weekly military item post. This was "in addition to" Thanks for the comments and/or love kyratango, blunder, fortapache, vetraio50, ttomtucker, walksoftly, Radegunder ...
  20. It was an easy guess, blunder. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, Roycroftbooksfromme1, blunder, fortapache, officialfuel, LOUMANAL and aghcollect.
  21. Glad to see this. I've always had an interest in the Jäger and Schützen units.
  22. Well, if you are ever in the upper left hand corner of the country, please look me up and I'll buy you an adult beverage.
  23. Thanks Fancigirl!
  24. Thanks for the love petey.
  25. Thanks for the love petey, ttomtucker, officialfuel, vintagelamp, Zowie, Militarist, aghcollect, Manikin, blunder and fortapache.
  26. It's an American Army artillery enlisted soldier's collar/lapel insignia. Based on the style of manufacture, between 1943 and 1970. However, it looks like the piece of metal on back holding the pins ...
  27. I see tube amp sent you a link to US Army ranks for the helmet and lapel insignia. You say you think these are 65-70 years old, which would put them between WWII and Korea. I think these could have ...
  28. No idea on the signature Redsox, I agree with vetraio50, this is a very interesting item.
  29. Sorry to see you go, even temporarily Blunder. I'll stay in touch. Thanks for the love fortapache, bluemax1914, GeodeJem, Radegunder, RonM, ttomtucker, vintagelamp, officialfuel, Militarist, blun...
  30. Hmmmm... The uniform is Belgian, and the scene is obviously war related, but The way I read it (and there are those who can translate far better than me) It seems to be a graduation certificate, schoo...
  31. Thanks so much for the comment. I'll pass them along to mom!
  32. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, racer4four and aghcollect.
  33. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, battlegear, antiquerose, SEAN68, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, aghcollect and pw-collector.
  34. Thanks for the love antiquerose, Virginia.vintage, thatsoretro23, vintagelamp, racer4four, AzTom, aghcollect, gargoylecollector, Manikin, PatSea and inky.
  35. Thanks for the love pw-collector, vintagelamp, surfdub66, fortapache and blunder
  36. the "v. Chr." (Vor Christus) means the same as B.C. (Before Christ). The images on the ash trays seem to be coins that date to the period indicated. For example, If you try "dolphin eagle 400 B...
  37. m sorry I can't help you with the regiment for this stable belt., but as to the unidentified buttons, The one with the rampant lion is Belgian, I believe the plain buttons are German, and the one you ...
  38. Yes racer4four, they made a lot of sales. I think there were Fuller Brush door-to-door salesmen in every American city and most towns of any size. Here's the story of the last Fuller Brush man in m...
  39. Blunder, I wondered if anyone would notice that '65 date on the blade. I wonder how many people caught the hoax when I wrote about the Confederates melting down cannon for sword hilts! I thought the...
  40. No, unfortunately these were in a donation bin, so no Idea who put them there. I also opened the cases, hoping there might be some paper or writing on the back inside of the case, but none. Ch...
  41. Don't get me wrong, I like him too. He also knows what he's talking about in his fields of interest.
  42. Thanks Blunder and Fort. I also wish AR hadn't left, although he could get a bit...umm...er...grumpy.
  43. I’m pretty sure they are German, WWI era, or even right after. I think the fellow on the left wears Noncommissioned Officer’s large buttons on his collar. The 4th guy from the left behind the other...
  44. Thanks for the love pickrknows, vintagelamp, tosell50, Militarist, fortapache, pw-collector, Scott, blunder, officialfuel and aghcollect.
  45. Note that it says “Calvary” as in Jesus' crucifixion, and not “Cavalry” as in mounted soldiers! Also, “Olivet” comes from Mount of Olives, also a Christian reference. Lots of places unnamed Olivet th...
  46. Yes, definitely a private purchase sword and the private purchases are actually more frequently encountered than the issue swords. The issue swords were heavier construction, lacked a folding guard, ...
  47. Glass birds?? Cool!! Where??? hehehe.
  48. I've often wondered how a thrusting weapon instead of a slashing weapon could work on horseback. How do you not end up not getting your sword stuck? I thought this explanation was interesting: ht...
  49. Thanks for the love Elisabethan!
  50. Gotta love these "old vet with child" photos
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