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Old February 24th, 2016, 19:05   #16
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Check these guys out. Their leatherwork isn't all that fantastic and I would reccommend going elsewhere but for starter wool tunics they aren't half bad.
www.hikishop.com

If you're looking for insignia, At the Front has probably some of the best, and you can get them in packages iirc.

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Old February 24th, 2016, 19:18   #17
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Check these guys out. Their leatherwork isn't all that fantastic and I would reccommend going elsewhere but for starter wool tunics they aren't half bad.
www.hikishop.com

If you're looking for insignia, At the Front has probably some of the best, and you can get them in packages iirc.

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lol! Thx

Main thing I need first is the Holster for my p38 and Belt I would say correct? Maybe the boots since they look comfortable as hell..........
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Old February 24th, 2016, 19:32   #18
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lol! Thx

Main thing I need first is the Holster for my p38 and Belt I would say correct? Maybe the boots since they look comfortable as hell..........
Footwear is the most important part of kit. When it comes to boots - buy Berger/SMW boots of don't buy any. Anything else will fail within a year. You can buy cheaper ones but be prepared to replace them every 3-4 events. Expect to pay $300-$400 for a pair of decent and historically accurate footwear.
P.S WW2 replicas have leather soles, you will need to take really good care of it after every single event. Carrying for boots is another research subject on it's own...
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Old February 24th, 2016, 19:35   #19
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Footwear is the most important part of kit. When it comes to boots - buy Berger/SMW boots of don't buy any. Anything else will fail within a year. You can buy cheaper ones but be prepared to replace them every 3-4 events. Expect to pay $300-$400 for a pair of decent and historically accurate footwear.
P.S WW2 replicas have leather soles, you will need to take really good care of it after every single event. Carrying for boots is another research subject on it's own...
I have leather boots I ware normally so no issue there, They just arn't as high.

I take it these arn't worth it then?

http://www.hessenantique.com/Jack_Bo...m?1=1&CartID=0
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Old February 25th, 2016, 13:01   #20
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I have leather boots I ware normally so no issue there, They just arn't as high.

I take it these arn't worth it then?

http://www.hessenantique.com/Jack_Bo...m?1=1&CartID=0
I had a pair of these in my hands.. the leather is about half as thick as it should be , they are not shaped correctly.

I don't think they will last.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 16:17   #21
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Re Boots from SMW... Their quality has deteriorated significantly despite the high prices they charge. I bought a pair last year. After two events, they were falling apart. Stick with the the Euro vendors. There sadly isn't a viable provider with a reliable product in NA at this time. God, I miss Robert Land.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 16:54   #22
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Re Boots from SMW... Their quality has deteriorated significantly despite the high prices they charge. I bought a pair last year. After two events, they were falling apart. Stick with the the Euro vendors. There sadly isn't a viable provider with a reliable product in NA at this time. God, I miss Robert Land.
I have purchased 2 pairs of boots from SMW.. when I got them i saw right away that the the leather was in dire need of conditioning.

one pair I have had for 3 years .. the uppers have held up well the. soles.. I have had to replace some hobnails, and glued and nailed the half sole where it started to separate from the sole. but I expect to get many years of service from them.

kept clean, dry, regularly conditioned and repaired SMW boots will serve for years. Taken off the shelf and into the field with no preparation .. they will fail.

I do about 1/2 hour of maintenance for every 48 hours of wear.Because of this my boots are supple, waterproof and comfortable.

in WWII every company had a Schuster to maintain the footwear of the soldiers.. that is 1 guy for every 100 men or so who's job it was to fix and maintain boots.

The individual soldier was responsible to take care of his boots, cleaning, oiling was done at every opportunity possible.

European made boots are good, but they will fail as well if not maintained.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 17:03   #23
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Dear god worse job in the regiment............. Fix everyones boots!
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Old February 25th, 2016, 18:15   #24
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X2 What Brian has said.

My first pair, cheap junkers for $120 shipped. The leather is cheap, ripped in a few places... But I have always maintained every inch of them.
5 years on... Still in use with my brother, going strong.
SMW - Bought mine a few months before Brian, no issues yet.

Every few months, especially in the summer (more usage months) I give my boots a good coating of 100% pure neats foot oil, until it cannot soak up more.
This goes on the whole boot, bottom as well.
Finish up with Obenaufs LP, and they are good.
For winter, I may give a small coat or two of "Sno Seal" just as an added touch.

After an event... Brush clean, no dirt is to remain.

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Old February 26th, 2016, 13:11   #25
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X2 What Brian has said.

My first pair, cheap junkers for $120 shipped. The leather is cheap, ripped in a few places... But I have always maintained every inch of them.
5 years on... Still in use with my brother, going strong.
SMW - Bought mine a few months before Brian, no issues yet.

Every few months, especially in the summer (more usage months) I give my boots a good coating of 100% pure neats foot oil, until it cannot soak up more.
This goes on the whole boot, bottom as well.
Finish up with Obenaufs LP, and they are good.
For winter, I may give a small coat or two of "Sno Seal" just as an added touch.

After an event... Brush clean, no dirt is to remain.

Damn, you put a lot of effort in to just your boots. Maybe I am just lazy =P
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Old February 28th, 2016, 00:20   #26
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Damn, you put a lot of effort in to just your boots. Maybe I am just lazy =P
lol Well good boots are happy feet?

Anyone in CANADA got a place to find a p38 holster? and belt........ The shipping from the US is more then the two @_@
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Old February 29th, 2016, 00:30   #27
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Damn, you put a lot of effort in to just your boots. Maybe I am just lazy =P
You are lazy or really rich if you don't take care of your WW2 replica boots. We care more about our repro boots than about our 75 year old rifles.
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Old March 1st, 2016, 19:23   #28
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You are lazy or really rich if you don't take care of your WW2 replica boots. We care more about our repro boots than about our 75 year old rifles.
Sounds like the boots cost more :wink:
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Old March 1st, 2016, 21:09   #29
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Sounds like the boots cost more :wink:
They don't but they do require a lot more care. K98 can be completely cleaned and oiled in about 20 minutes while boots require about an hour to clean/oil them after event.
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Old March 4th, 2016, 13:20   #30
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This shows sort of a comparison. The pencil pusher captain in the service dress uniform. And the Lt, in the field uniform (modified NCO uniform)


And the loadout. Top button is undone to make it more comfortable.
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