Military antiques , also known as Militaria is a popular collecting field. We havea range of interesting items which display well in any home depending on the level of interest of the collector (and tolerance of their significant other).
RARE NZ WW2 FIGHITING KNIFE
This example of the WW2 NZ Pacific theatre fighting knife is considered one of the best to have survived. The blade largely has the original bluing and the leather scabbard and clip are complete. It is named to a Private Gordon Cook who served with the HQ Coy of the 3rd NZ Division in the Pacific. No maker marks noted.
Please note that this is deemed an offensive weapon in several countries. Whilst we are happy to post it any import permits required will be the obligation of the purchaser.
Provenance: Auction 2023
GERMAN WW2 RUSSIAN FRONT RABBIT FUR HAT
A scarce German Russian Front cap. After the catastrophic winter of 1941-42 on the Eastern Front, the German military rapidly designed improved cold weather clothing. By the Fall of 1942, a variety of fur lined caps had been introduced. There were no standardized "model numbers", but this version is a commonly encountered pattern. It has a fieldgray wool body, with a visor and fold down ear flaps backed with rabbit fur. The flaps are held in the "up" (open) position by a single button . The flaps can be tied under the wearer's chin via cloth ties (missing).
Many soldiers pinned or sewed insignia to the brim.
Condition is very good with 95% of the fur intact, interior shows staining from use. Dated 1943 and with maker details
We stock an assortment of original and reproduction insignia primarily intended to be sold to clients when we either frame or mount their medals. We generally do not sell badges etc on a retail basis as it is not our core business.
Some of the insignia we regularly use includes wings and brevets for RNZAF or RAF service.
Generally $25 each