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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 16:43 pm 
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Was just browsing some web sites and came across sof's jump smock has anyone got one of these and what's your opinion on them?

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if its the M40 green smock your looking at , then they are the sturm ones, same as everyone else is selling.

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Nah I was looking at the splinter one is this one aswell? If it is I'll stay clear of it

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its splinter a

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Yo Panzerfaust, the smock is the Sturm stonewashed one, keep away they are the wrong pattern. Check out Spearhead militaria on ebay, their Splinter B smocks aren't bad at all, you could do a lot worse that's for sure!

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Ok I'll take a look, those stone wash ones I've seen are pretty terrible, I'll stay clear

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Has anyone seen a R.underwood one? I've seen his stuff and what I've seen of it, it was of a high standard

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exactly the same as every other dealer out there . You need to remember, that all UK dealers pretty much sell sturm . Some have unique items but most of it are sturm. RAU are currently selling barry lyndons Splinter B smocks , limited availibility tho

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just looked at an epic militaria splinter B one, from the picture it doesnt look to bad, any suggestions on these ones? seen the spearhead ones on ebay the look far better then those horrid stone was ones.

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Hi Panzerfaust,
The Epic Militaria smocks are Splinter A camo so are incorrect. The main difference between the Heer Splinter A and Luftwaffe Splinter B is that the Splinter B's green and brown geometric shapes are much tighter than that of the Heer Splinter A. Splinter B looks more jagged. At a quick glance they look more or less the same but when seen side by side they look quite different.
The ones on Spearhead Militaria by Barry Lyndon aren't bad repro's to get you started, if you are looking for a superior quality copy then you are looking at a few hundred quid for a top notch smock. Definitely start with a Barry Lyndon smock to get you started.

Check out the image below and you'll see what I mean about the tighter and more jagged looking Splinter B
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I hope this helps!
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bah,

beat me to it,

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Ah a huge Differance! Cheers for the help got myself a copy of Robert kurtz book, I can see why barrys are quite good, not to far off. Cheers for the advice

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Tom Gow wrote:
bah,

beat me to it,

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Hah!

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No problem! Glad to steer a new Fallschirmjager in the right direction!

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Ah, ha finally i meet the person that got this name first!

The pattern on the barry lyndon ones is good - the cut is not, plus the zippers (well on my one 2-3yrs old) are rubbish, and the pockets are too small.

Its the best smock for the money, and depends how authentic you want to get. Most of our group have the zugmasteri smocks - which are much better (but thats why they are twice the price), prym poppers - riri zips, and a baggier cut with the bigger pockets. I didnt think therese were available anymore, but at W&P i was told the company who made them for him was still in production.

if you go on our websight and email the leutnant, he'll steer you in the right direction

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Lol!, cheers ive taken a look at the Barry Lyndon ones the pattern is not to bad obviously compared to the splinter A rubbish, i compared it in Kurtz's book and the colour is pretty far off however like most people say isnt bad and a hell of alot better then the sturm ones. i just dropped an email on your website panzerfaust101 referance the zugmasteri ones, regards jack

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