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FEATURED COLLECTIONS

Over the years we have had the opportunity to photograph high quality collections representing various sectors of militaria. This is where we feature such collections and provide information to enhance the knowledge of militaria collectors.


  • WWII German Stickpins
  • WWII German badges and awards
  • WWII helmets identification and price guide
  • Identifying German WWII Fakes




  • WWII German dagger price guide
  • The German WWII SA Dagger
  • The German WWII Luftwaffe 2nd Model




  • WWII Fighting knives
  • The American military uniform
  • WWII rifles
  • Aircraft photographs
  • The real equipment from "Saving Private Ryan".


  • The History of the Army Air Corps
  • WELCOME TO MILITARYITEMS.COM

    Welcome to MilitaryItems.com, the most complete website for free reference material on the web! We cover it all - from the Civil War to present day military equipment for all countries.

    While we specialize on militaria from three key players of the WWII period: US, Germany and japan our reference material and inventory cover all countries of the world.

    What sets us apart from the rest
    This website is divided in two main sections. One is designed to help you identify military items in your posession. We boast a very extensive database for this purpose. The other section is a store where you can buy quality miliary antiques and collectibles. Learn more.

    How to use this website
    You can do two main functions on this website.
    1. Identify a military item. Simply go to the right-most column and select the proper category.
    2. Browse our store for items to purchase.
    KEY AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
    The primary purpose of this website is to educate the present and future militaria collector and to help promote the field.


    UNDERSTANDING WWII GERMAN MARKINGS
    The German military complex in WWII established multiple standards to be followed by vendors who manufactured equipment for the armed forces.


    These practices ensured better quality and consistency for the final product. Special markings were often stamped in the items such as combat badges, daggers, helmets,etc to indicate information such as place of manufacturing, manufacturer, the standards followed in the production, etc.

    A comprehensive set of manufacturing codes and standards is covered here:
    1. WWII German RZM numbers
    2. WWII German Lieferant and LDO numbers
    3. WWII German NSKK Dagger Hilt Markings
    4. WWII German Hitler Youth Knife markings
    5. WWII German SA Dagger hilt markings
    6. WWII German non-RZM manufacturing companies
    7. German WWII Dagger construction materials


    THE SAMURAI SWORD
    The Samurai warrior and his sword has captured the imagination of the world. The Samurai sword embody beauty and deadly force all combined into one.


    The following is a study on the WWII Samurai sword and samples created in previous periods.
    1. Samurai Sword identification and price guide
    2. Sword basics - An interactive guide
    3. Samurai sword basics - An interactive guide
    4. Menuki - Ornaments of the Samurai Sword handle
    5. Mei - Reading the Samurai Sword signature


    US MILITARY REFERENCE GUIDE

    The United States has played a key role in most miliary conflicts for many years. This section explores the evolution of the uniforms and equipment employed. The analysis starts with the Civil war and goes to the Iraqi/Afghanistan wars. special emphasis is given to military antiques fromt WWII and Vietnam wars.

    GERMAN MILITARIA REFERENCE GUIDE

    This section of the website provides free information regarding German military antiques and collectibles. The period covered goes from WWI to the 1960's. Information includes military antiques pricing and German WWII military items identification.

    JAPANESE MILITARY REFERENCE GUIDE

    This section of the website provides free information regarding Japanese military antiques, gear, edge weapons, field gear, helmets and various other forms of Japanese military collectibles used in WWII. The data also includes military antiques pricing as well as an identification guide for WWII Japanese militaria.

    RUSSIAN MILITARY REFERENCE GUIDE

    The Russian military has a rich tradition of producing high quality medals, awards and other items. This section is dedicated to the study of Russian military antiques and collectibles from the periods of WWII to the war in Afghanistan.

    IRAQI MILITARY REFERENCE GUIDE

    Events in recent history have highligted the Iraqi military forces. The interest in Iraqi militaria has been borbed because of it. This section covers Iraqi military antiques and collectibles such as medals, awards, uniforms, helmets and much more.

    WORLD MILITARY REFERENCE GUIDE

    This section is dedicated to the study of military items from various parts of the world. Special emphasis is placed in the WWII period, however, other areas are covered as well. some of the countries analyzed include WWII British militaria, Chinese militaria, Vietnamese militaria and others.

     
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