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Jurgen Fritz

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  1. Hi Peter, In my West German Army Volonteer Time (1960 s) Recrut's had to buy many Things them self,like: Boot Polish,Toothpaste Coat hangers,writing Materials (if want:Marching Straps for Boots )ect .ect.all available in the Cantine..Our short "Dicebeaker Boots "don't need Bootpulls but such where not "forbitten to Own".. any Barrack room had also a "Stiefelknecht" to pull the boots off. (I still owe one today since wearing all the Time a Pair of soft Chrom Russian Officer Boots very comfy.) Allowed was also to wear Private purchased Boots They just had (to match up) the Front Iron to fix (by the Civilian Bataillon Coppler) they also fixed "Heel Iron" to pay fore..allowed in the West Army (Not like in the East NVA)they not repaired Boots when worn gave new ones,I I believe this is now also in the today "Bundeswehr"They abandoned now the "Dicebeaker" after over 140 Years! Officers got some "Allowance" but still had to purchased there Uniform ect. some of my NCO Comrades bought Extra "Gala Uniform" Best Jurgen
  2. Hello Gents,Greetings I got this Pair of "German? foldable Iron Boot Pulls / Stiefel anzieher"(cleaned up) I think they could be 1 WW or before..any Idea when they are first used in 1800s? similar ones are still sold for Riders today originally "Chromium plated" Any Friendly Answer very appreciated! Regards Jurgen PS.: I remember my Grandmother had a "foldable" Iron Corkscrew the Joints where the same and I think this was from End 1800-1900? Best Jurgen
  3. Hi Peter Monahan! Thanks for Your Interest,,Yep I come to they same Conclusion,others as the "Straight Pulls with wooden Handle) the Forget twisting locking with a "Snap"Hinges are Interesting,cannot found out if there is any Patent on them,maybe just in 1700 s some Black/Locksmith had this Idea.Yes Y' right they still can be purchased today in Equestrian Shops with similar now straight Hinges no round finals (and the antique for about £20 a Pair) I'am sure the Military used them on Campaign since easy to stow away..but not "Issue",rather private Purchased. Best Wishes Jurgen
  4. Same "Hinged Forget Corkscrews" are around since the 1700 s! (more ornate ) some English have the "Broad arrow" so military? I wonder if Boot pulls with this Hinge where around in 1700 s - and why not? Any INFO very appreciated! Jurgen Here the "ornate Hinge" of a 1700.s Corkscrew
  5. Hi Gents, I'am interested on the History of German Marching Boots (here some East German ones) also called "Knobelbecher"-"Dicebeaker ( "Landser" nickname since You could dice with Your "frozen off Toe's" inside! I had in 1960 s my own Experience with them, some very bad..I really wonder how they last that long in German Service? The Boots have some Good for them like in Barrack Duty..maybe get here some interesting INFO & Photos Please? In wartime they had studded Hobnails & Heel Iron (what let the Cold inside)..so that was disbanded to Rubber only actually the last 2 WW "Last Ditch shortend Boots had "wooden Soles!!Best Regards Jurgen
  6. Hi Gents,here a Pics of the 15.th Prussian Hussar Regiment about 1910 of my Grand Uncle,maybe interesting? Regards Jurgen
  7. P.P.S.: Hi Gents,here a Pair of Bootpulls (in Steel) but give in Aluminium The German (used in Military? 2 WW) marked D.E.P. or D.R.P. etc.(Deutsches Reichs Patent) any Idea about the military use Please? Many Thanks Jurgen German marked Boot pulls 2 WW used by Wehrmacht ect? Regards Jurgen
  8. German "military?"Boot Pulls : left 1 WW - on the right 2 WW? Different Joints,perhaps interesting? Best Jurgen
  9. Hi Trooper D, well that's my Question actually: Since my Guess they (like many other Officer Equipment!) had to purchased Privatly no Doubt this Boot Pulls could be also Bought by Civilians wearing long tight fitting Boots..my Question also:when they first did appeare ,I think could be in the mid 1800 s? (I seen some with wooden Handles & "Pearshape Finals" surly older) ..Modern folding Boot Pulls have not the round Final prevent they slip out. I got this from a Friend told me his Grandfather (Prussian Hussar) used them in 1910 about? My Grand Uncle was in the same Unit 15.Hussars. so: where the Boot Pulls given to any Trooper, ( would make sense since the high Boots are not easy to pull on as You perhaps found out yourself)??.maybe You know more or found out? Thanks for Your Interest best Regards Jurgen P.S.:I just bought another Pair (in better Shape) Seller claims they also from his Relative 1WW this folding Type similar with different Joints 2 WW? sometimes turn up on ebay always as 1WW or 2 WW Equipment..there was also not folding ones in Steel or Aluminium Picture come soon..
  10. I guess they where Private Purchased by Cavalry Soldiers? Perhaps even by Army (.Officers) since enlisted Men had short Marching Boots? Thanks & Regards Jurgen
  11. Imperial Russian Belt & Buckle

    P.S.Here the former Factory in Warsaw I discovered under the Belt Fastener some old "scratched in" Symbols? perhaps of the former Soldier? Any Idea Please,very appreciated..
  12. Imperial Russian Belt & Buckle

    Hello Gents,Greetings I got this Imperial Russian belt Buckle with Cyrillic Marking (translate:"B.Sh.D" Brothers Brunner,hugo Schneider Rudolf Ditmar ,many Factory's ad the Time so in Vienna,Maker of Petrol lamps & Metal/Aluminium Products.(There where also Imperial Russian Army Cantines /Messtins with there Mark found)I researched that they had in that Time a Factory in Warsaw (then Imperial Russian)1879-1914? I wonder if my Buckle was made there,or in St.Petersburg (using there stamping Mashine?) since that by outbreak of 1WW Mashinerie was moved away to Russia (St.Petersburg? here some pictures how the Belt was assembled (differend Fasteners) and the Cyrillic Marking on the Fastener. The Buckle has a Chokolade brown Patina most (ground dug) Buckles show missing or bent Fastener ,a week construction (pulled by heavy Equipment? (I Guess my is made from Bronze or Copper?)Any more friendly INFO very appreciated! Best Regards Jurgen
  13. Hello Gents, I purchased a Russian (perhaps Police?) Bekeshe very warm Sheepskin Coat got for a good Prize £50 plus 28 Post since heavy from Kasakhstan (took 3 Weeks not bad since Russian Winter Holiday was on) I researched,they are worn in Russian Army's for 400 Years! Introduced after Hungarian General,Caspar Bekesh.since the Name any more INFO very appreciated! Best Regards Jurgen
  14. Russian (Police?) Tulup Bekesha

    Thanks Bayern,seen both worn on Photo's even together
  15. P.P.S: I thought maybe a Private purchased German "Fusilier Officer Dress Sabre" but no.. looked ad many Pictures there Guards is less ornate and slightly different straight Parry element..are there any engravings etchings on the Blade? I believe it's an Scandinavian Officer Dress Sabre..maybe someone know more? Best Regards Jurgen I agree with You,there is a Mark to see under the Langet (Ear) I think it's a Scandinavian Officers Dress sword)Regards Jurgen
  16. P.S. I think now it's Skandinavian? I see under the "Langet" thats the( "Ear's" on both Sides of the Guard going over the Scabbard when sheathed)a Marking?? Look ad that Please? Not sure what it's worth..maybe £ 200 - 400 depends how rare the Sabre is?Needs an Expert to decide.. Best Jurgen (Germanski)
  17. Hi Gents ..,on German Sabres (Saebel) there was Inspector Marks (Number under Crown and also Imperial Cyfer like "W" (Wilhelm I/II) under a Crown ect. on the "Ricasso" that's the upper Part of the Blade near the Guard & Maker Marks ,as "Solingen":"& the small of the Back, also Weapon & Unit (Regiment) Number on the Scabbard Top & small Cifer on the "Schlepper" the Iron what drags on the Ground (only Officers where allowed to let the Sabre "schlepp"..(not sure now the down bend nice ornated Guard looks Skandinavien (Danish??)sorry I got no Photo but surly Markings can be viewed on Sides like (British Blades?) dealing with Sabres & there Types?Hope this helps? Best Regards Germanski
  18. Russian (Police?) Tulup Bekesha

    Thank You for friendly Interest! I seen this Coat with different Buttons (gilded Alu with Hammer & Circle?)The Army had cream/white Color? Regards Jurgen
  19. Hi Gents: "Marsch Riemen" on the Boots where "Private purchased" still in my Time 1960 s sold in the German Cantine to ware with the "Knobelbecher" (Dice beaker Boots) cost 6 Mark I rather spend on Beer Ha Ha!
  20. The Handguard looks like the Prussian "Bluecher Sabre" what originated from the British 1798 introduced Light Cavallry Sabre (most thinking came from the Indian Tulwar) but I think was inspired by Eastern Europe Pattern Hugaria /Poland Austria..
  21. Imperial Russian Belt & Buckle

    P.S.Here the former Factory in Warsaw
  22. French Breast Badge

    :rolleyes: Hello Gentleman, Have someone any INFO on this Badge? on Top the Ancor has 6.BMEO-6.Btl?Brigade Marine Etreme Orient? (Just to read) on back made by Drago Paris 43.Rue Olivier Metra I guess its a Commando Badge of the "Tigre Noir"? For any friendly Help very Thanksfull Best Regards Jurgen
  23. French Breast Badge

    Thanks Paul, very interesting Regards Jurgen
  24. French Breast Badge

    Hallo Berhard,many Thanks for Your message,I see You Yourself served fife Years in Indochine,I had a german Friend at DBP and he told me some of this terrible Siege,from Your Name I assume You are German?-If You like You can contact me private on my E-Mail; address:juergenfritz1@hotmail.co.uk?I thought about Vandenbergh -the had a similar Beretbadge with Ancre&Tiger maybe the Tigre a favoured Symbol with the VietnameseBest RegardsJurgen