I don't know if this has been pointed out but I wanted to take a brief moment and thank Bob Chatt for dedicating this section of the World Militaria Forum to John Egger. A number of people were fortunate to have met John, either in person or over the internet. He had a quick wit, a gift for gab and the ability to make anyone feel as though he had been their friend forever. More importantly, however, was his love for this hobby. John typified a real unselfishness when it came to sharing his vast knowledge about Japanese militaria and many of us are better off in what we know and what we own, because of his insight. It's hard to imagine, when I see John's comments posted here that he is gone but Bob's naming of this Forum thread in honor of John will hopefully keep his memory alive for a long, long time to come.