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I have the regular NK Type 68 AK bayonets and one of the earlier AK47 style ones. Not too uncommon here. Cubans in the border war, Grenada etc.
The ones everyone wants are the trasitionals between those 2, and the supposed current AK bayo of which I have only seen pics. But no-one has an example of yet. I'm guessing NK soldiers do not sell or steal their equipment :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Yes...those are high on my list.

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Hello,

         The first photo is a French 1st Empire Cuirassier Ensemble and the second photo is a Scottish basket hilted sword with a very long Elizabeth 1st blade. The house is full of stuff !.I have tried collecting lots of things but keep coming back to and cannot seem to let go of...shin-gunto ... an "itch I cannot scratch !!! ",

                                                                        Regards,

                                                                                      Paul,,,

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Well I also do photography so I have a couple dozen Leica’s, ditto for Hasselblad 503 and rolleiflex 2.8F, and my fair share of Linhof together with a couple hundred lenses for the different formats listed above. But I do not see myself as a collector, more a user as I still try to use my cameras as much as I can. Other than that I have a healthy collection of antique or not tea set and tea pots, with mostly black tea

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I started collecting Prussian/German Iron crosses at the age of 13 .... collected Soviet Militiaria for a while, then to Japanese and ...still some German, but mostly swords/ awards.    I guess I am all over the map, but I stick with militaria  :laughing: -  Dan 

 

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I've collected, customized, forged, crafted knives since I was 7 years old. Mostly vintage Finnish puukko (my first fixed blade) and a few recent ones. Have about 400 along with a few other Nordic knives (Norwegian, Swedish). Way too many to post here - I doubt the server has enough storage :-)  Also about two dozen barlows (that's what my grandfather gave me as my first knife) and some other modern folders mostly SAKs (Swiss army knives) - always have  Tinker in my pocket. I like all sorts of sharp, pointy things- what ever strikes my fancy. Of course a few Nihonto and kodogu.

Rich

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M1 Carbines and Garands, a non-op 1918 BAR, Arisakas, Mausers, U.S. military knives/bayonets and parts for my 1945 Willy's MB. My wife tells me "way too much c--p".   :)

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Real nice French cavalry armor, Paul. I also believe Napoleonic stuff has always been real nice collection material. Should you ever be in Belgium, the 1815 Waterloo museum is great!

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Ken -

 

Only 5 modern damascus, a Randall model 1 clone and 4 folders (no puukko). Only a few modern puukko makers do damascus. Most of my puukko are old carbon steel or good stainless. Way back when I was forging blades, (a couple centuries back) I did one damascus, it had forging flaws that the Japanese never heard of :)

Rich

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