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I am not big on the ghoulish stuff, but this needed a good home so I bought it... I assume it was the souvenir of a French soldier... Interesting because 1) It is 1 bavarian Jäger, 2) The chin strap is the reservists version and seldom seen 3) the cross is not that often seen on the other ranks badge and 4) just behind the left ear the leather has been pierced.... this also went through the liner, and on that spot the liner has some old staining, so i assume the wearer was killed by a splinter. I wish I could put a name to him for a write up.... I assume a death which could have been avoided with a steel helmet...s1.thumb.jpg.fe641061b208f4c0edaae4b546f58c49.jpgs2.thumb.jpg.bfe14ca766d8981d556222c9967708ed.jpgs3.thumb.jpg.cbb9ba58f27ae59610d7519efb6d3c4b.jpgs4.thumb.jpg.4cd8366cd0ac49675faaf4f664d167ad.jpgs6.thumb.jpg.a0b5c6bbc92cff13331042a238d53f2a.jpgs7.thumb.jpg.2e93960c82d9f6f491033092527b137a.jpgs11.thumb.jpg.b6e6cab92666742e0ddd372828279c01.jpg

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Chris,

Personally I prefer items like that compare to shiny one. Your theory regarding possible cause of the death its owner might be right. Even a small splinter after explosion is able to kill. apparently stiff leather was not ably to stop its energy. Really nice item btw. 

Milosz

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4 hours ago, PB2 said:

Chris,

Personally I prefer items like that compare to shiny one. Your theory regarding possible cause of the death its owner might be right. Even a small splinter after explosion is able to kill. apparently stiff leather was not ably to stop its energy. Really nice item btw. 

Milosz

Hi, thanks, I think it now has a place of honor 😉

 

Lets see some of your goodies!

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