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  1. Maybe an unfinished buckle or a money clip or ? It’s neat though
  2. I collect these. They’re naval arsenal or factory workers badges. PM me please if for sale or trade
  3. Some sailors purchased ink stamps with their names. I have stamp case but missing the stamps.
  4. No significance with this variation insignia. The navy simply utilized surplus insignia. In this case an insignia originally designed for summer (white) enlisted cap. You will find a wide range of insignias that were used. Mid to late war the navy accepted all green tunics & caps dropping the black (winter) & white.
  5. Perhaps it's the lighting but finish/wear on star looks very different than rest of exterior
  6. Very late, original army liner. That white/blue gray color is late war tanning process. Two holes on top of helmet shell are vents
  7. At best it looks civilian & late war if that. Ink stamps look strange. No chinstrap! No insignia! Not a text book cap nor one I'd want in my collection. Be patient & you'll find a much better example
  8. Officer insignia can be metal or gilt embroidered. Chinstrap buttons usually have gilt cherry blossoms/mum. Liners are often silk or synthetic shiny material. Sometimes owners name will be embroidered on interior . A true army officer's field cap should at least have two-three above mentioned details. Lots of post war faked civilian field caps
  9. No. I don't own one. Never saw one nor do I know of any in collections in US. I have seen them worn in black & white period photos. Some believe they were originally white jumpers that were dyed.They are the "holy grail" of SNLF tunics including officer's green tunic that took shoulder boards.
  10. Especially like the navy gear! Green pullover isn't a jumper but a work tunic. Jumpers came in white ( for summer) & black for winter. They had detachable collars. There was an extremely rare SNLF model jumper that was in green
  11. Tunics were well used postwar due to shortages. Should still have sign of interior ink stamps. I believe tabs were added post war but need to see reverse of collar & how tabs were attached
  12. Here's one of many http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic/22400-nlf-gunto-discussion/ from a very well known sword website
  13. It's been documented that these are post war sanctioned souvenirs.
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