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 Post subject: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:31 am 
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I am trying to find out what quality type 3 splinter B, FJ jump smocks are out there. Who makes the best repro, and who makes decent repros that wont cost $400. These are the two that I am compairing now, can anyone give some advice on them?

Military tour:
http://www.militarytour.com/reproductio ... linter.htm

Panther:
http://www.panther-store.cz/en/catalog/ ... -backround

Also, here is the link to a cheaper spearhead smock, but the color looks too dark to me.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-German-Fall ... 5d2e335e2b

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:25 am 
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spearhead ones are very good if you are worried about the tan you can stick raylon dye through it for a green background.

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:01 pm 
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Found one more decent looking pattern from Underwood.

http://www.richardaunderwood.com/produc ... cts_id=244


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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
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Panther Store are reputed to be the best, get the RiRi plastic zips.

I've got 2 Spearhead knockensaks and although not perfect, they are fine for rolling around in the mud! I've done at least 5 private battles in mine, so far no holes and the only wear and tear is on the collar and cuffs from sweating. They go in my washing machine on a 30° and come out fine.

If you get a Spearhead pre aged version, they are smaller than advertised on his site due to the ageing process. Get the next size up.

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:37 pm 
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Panther! :D


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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:24 pm 
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2ndSSRanger wrote:
Found one more decent looking pattern from Underwood.

http://www.richardaunderwood.com/produc ... cts_id=244


...which he gets from Spearhead.

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:19 pm 
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Steiner wrote:
2ndSSRanger wrote:
Found one more decent looking pattern from Underwood.

http://www.richardaunderwood.com/produc ... cts_id=244


...which he gets from Spearhead.



Ok I was wondering about that, thanks.
So looks like Panther is getting the most votes.


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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Jaws wrote:
Panther Store are reputed to be the best, get the RiRi plastic zips.

I've got 2 Spearhead knockensaks and although not perfect, they are fine for rolling around in the mud! I've done at least 5 private battles in mine, so far no holes and the only wear and tear is on the collar and cuffs from sweating. They go in my washing machine on a 30° and come out fine.

If you get a Spearhead pre aged version, they are smaller than advertised on his site due to the ageing process. Get the next size up.

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Why do you say to get the plastic zippers?


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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:23 pm 
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2ndSSRanger wrote:
Jaws wrote:
Panther Store are reputed to be the best, get the RiRi plastic zips.

I've got 2 Spearhead knockensaks and although not perfect, they are fine for rolling around in the mud! I've done at least 5 private battles in mine, so far no holes and the only wear and tear is on the collar and cuffs from sweating. They go in my washing machine on a 30° and come out fine.

If you get a Spearhead pre aged version, they are smaller than advertised on his site due to the ageing process. Get the next size up.

Regards,

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Why do you say to get the plastic zippers?

Read and research - White plastic RiRi Zippers.

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
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Hoffman Grink wrote:
2ndSSRanger wrote:
Jaws wrote:
Panther Store are reputed to be the best, get the RiRi plastic zips.

I've got 2 Spearhead knockensaks and although not perfect, they are fine for rolling around in the mud! I've done at least 5 private battles in mine, so far no holes and the only wear and tear is on the collar and cuffs from sweating. They go in my washing machine on a 30° and come out fine.

If you get a Spearhead pre aged version, they are smaller than advertised on his site due to the ageing process. Get the next size up.

Regards,

Gary.


Why do you say to get the plastic zippers?

Read and research - White plastic RiRi Zippers.



"German Paratroops", Robert Kurtz ISBN 0-7643-1040-2, page 27.
The metal ones hurt your hands :lol: only kidding mate :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:36 am 
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Spearhead no,no,no!! Panther store are the best you can get, cut, colour, pattern etc.

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Thanks for the help guys! Talking to Panther now, they are giving 10% off for a group order too.


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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:25 am 
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Why do you say to get the plastic zippers?


as Pee Dee said plastic RiRi zippers i have a pair of flying boots with plastic RiRi zippers in black but have also seen them in cream i also had a unfinished sheepskin flying jacket once with blue plastic RiRi zippers, it always throws people when they see them and think theyre fake or modern.


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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:35 pm 
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At Hessen Antiques, a company based in Georgia (usa), they have jump smocks for $80.00 (usd).
http://www.hessenantique.com
They carry a wide variety of SS items as well. You should also check out the "on sale" and "close out" list as well.
They have great coats on there for $83.00 (usd) this week.

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 Post subject: Re: FJ jump smock
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:43 pm 
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Hessen jump smocks are sumpf or an incorrect splinter A.

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