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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Japanese Shin-Gunto Sword  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Japanese Kyu-Gunto Sword  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dad and Granddad’s tool shelf - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Persian 1909/Russian 1881 Style Saber - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Circa 1891-1893 French Made Chilean Cavalry Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Early or Mid-19th Century German Made Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
S of V Ribbon and Memorial Day Post - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Prussian Model 1852 Cavalry Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Model 1845 Faschinenmesser - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
German Artillery Officer’s Lion Head Sword - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. Thanks for the loves Vintagefran, racer4four, fortapache, kyratango, Manikin, blunder and paulmartin.
  2. Thanks for the love fortapache, gargoylecollector, walksoftly, blunder, paulmartin, racer4four, Roycroftbooksfromme1, frisco, aghcollect and SEAN68.
  3. Thanks Vintagefran. I hope you'll show him the shin gunto I will be posting this coming weekend.
  4. Thanks Racer. I've edited my description from "traditionally forged" to "more traditionally crafted". There are collectors of "nihonto" - very traditionally made samurai swords- that may wince at my...
  5. Thanks for the love blunder, battlegear, W.S, Manikin, aghcollect and fortapache
  6. Thanks for the comments and loves folks!
  7. You are quite welcome, I enjoyed solving the mystery. I believe the hole in the tang is drilled, rather than punched like you see on earlier swords. I don't consider that as meaning the sword do...
  8. I've also had an interest in these local issues, but always felt a bit overwhelmed at the notion of collecting them due to the sheer number and lack of reference material. I'm glad the reference part ...
  9. Nice to have the photos with the medal set!
  10. this is a German reservist's flask, and BlueMax1914 has a nice one posted here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/122690-reservists-flask-of-imperial-german-h I hope Bluemax will correct anyt...
  11. Thanks for the comments!
  12. Thanks for the love officialfuel, Militarist, blunder, vetraio50, fortapache and aghcollect
  13. The clue is at the center - a target superimposed over crossed rifles and a hunting cap surrounded by laurel wreath: It's a badge for the German National Schuetzenbund, or shooting association. At...
  14. I hate to sound like a liberal college professor, but I think the attraction to European/Western swords is at least partly because of the Euro-centric education most of us get. We know that history so...
  15. Axe sharp, a few. A lot of the real killing instruments have an edge that's now like a dull axe, but would have been axe sharp. Of course the dress swords are purposely dull. European style swords are...
  16. Thanks for the comment fortapache, and thanks for the love paulmartin, Manikin, blunder, racer4four, fortapache and aghcollect
  17. #3 style looks German, but composition and hardware leaves me clueless. Japanese? Possibly.
  18. Looks to be a German canteen (of course). Third photo: US Combat Infantryman's badge on the back. 42nd (Rainbow) Division patch at the top.
  19. Scotts much better at Civil War stuff than me. I think the first one might be post-civil war, but without better pictures and with that non-standard cover, it's hard to tell. I'm at a loss over th...
  20. I agree picture 1 looks WWII Japanese. picture 2 is a WWI canteen from the Austro-Hungarian empire. I'm at a loss over photo 3 As Scott said, the third photo is US, Spanish American War era...
  21. The first two photos are of Imperial German Army Reservist's flask - kind of a memento of service. Bluemax1914 posted a splendid example here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/122690-reser...
  22. The first one looks like the top of a US Porcelain canteen. Battlegear posted one like it here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/30133-wwii-black-porcelain-enamel-coated-cante The second...
  23. Sorry to be just getting around to remarking on these posts. The last photo was of DUI (Distinctive Unit Insignia), commonly called Unit crests. They've been used by the US Army since the 1920s, and...
  24. Thanks for the love officialfuel, blunder, SEAN68, racer4four, fortapache and vetraio50.
  25. Thanks for the love ttomtucker, fortapache, Manikin, officialfuel and nutsabotas6. It was a good Memorial Day. I officiated in three memorial services - two with speeches and one just a wreath layi...
  26. I'd love to browse through that book.
  27. Thanks for the love trunkman, racer4four, blunder, battlegear, Militarist, Manikin, surfdub66, aghcollect and fortapache.
  28. That's a place on my "bucket list" to see before I die. Nice item and enjoying your avatar. Chris
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. Sorry to be so late again this week! seems the hurryier I go the behinder I get.
  32. Thanks for the love petey, officialfuel, bluemax1914, racer4four, clockerman, Militarist, blunder, inky, Zowie, ron1939, fortapache and aghcollect.
  33. Nice item, and nice write-up on the hussars! Chris
  34. Thanks for the comments and the love everyone! Inky, I don't think that sounds strange about a sword at all. Chris
  35. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, Manikin, blunder, racer4four, fortapache, officialfuel and aghcollect.
  36. 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.
  37. 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...
  38. but lower velocity
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. No problem blunder, and thank you for your comment vintagelamp. It was something I usually don't share.
  43. Thanks for the comments racer4four and fortapache. Thanks for the love Manikin, officialfuel, blunder, kerry10456, racer4four, vintagelamp, fortapache, and Jensen.
  44. 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.
  45. 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...
  46. 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 ...
  47. It was an easy guess, blunder. Thanks for the love vintagelamp, Roycroftbooksfromme1, blunder, fortapache, officialfuel, LOUMANAL and aghcollect.
  48. Glad to see this. I've always had an interest in the Jäger and Schützen units.
  49. 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.
  50. Thanks Fancigirl!
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