Simple little add here. This is a metal, bakelite and cloth roundel or cockade in the national colours used on enlisted men’s soft caps in all three services. In this case the KM Donald Duck cap below was missing one when I got it, although it had the slots where one would have fitted. An easy cheap fix, unlike most of the rabbit holes I go down.
Archive for Kriegsmarine
I have field caps for the Luftwaffe and Heer and have been looking for a KM one for a while. This one came relatively cheap from a trip to Belleville although it is missing its cockade on the front. I will look for one of these in the meantime but I am happy with the look of this. Note, the post-war hats are almost identical except that the inside liner is white in colour.
Ever since that KM Dagger walked into my life a few months ago I have been looking for a good Officer belt and buckle to hang it off. The dagger came with the narrow undress belt but I wanted the broader undress belt. Here it is, lovely.
I just hooked this off a picker down in London, Ontario. It came out of an estate wrapped up in the vehicle flag I will post shortly. It is an Eichhorn manufactured Kriegsmarine dagger in just about perfect condition. All complete including the rare to find belt and a matched pair of very tidy hangers. Much nicer than my other one here.
This is an Arnold tin clockwork submarine. Manufactured in 1938 for the German market it is obviously a U-Boat. Note the swastika on the conning tower. It is missing its key and guy wires but is otherwise functional. Post war the Arnold company made this same toy but with the swastika swapped for an American white star. This was sold to U.S. servicemen for their children. The Arnold company stopped making boats in 1950.
This arm shield for the Narvik campaign was issued to a Kriegsmarine member as indicated by the colour of the shield as well as the backing fabric. After finding out my other one was a “small 4” fake I was determined to get an undoubted original. Of course I also considered hunting down the dealer and stabbing him but reason won out for the moment.