| 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.
5/25/2023 - Updating British military collectibles.
11/13/2021 - Rewriting the Russian page and adding tons of new content.
5/5/2021 - Updating pictures and prices in American -> WWII -> Uniforms
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.
KEY AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
- Identify a military item. Simply go to the right-most column and select the proper category.
- Browse our store for items to purchase.
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:
- WWII German RZM numbers
- WWII German Lieferant and LDO numbers
- WWII German NSKK Dagger Hilt Markings
- WWII German Hitler Youth Knife markings
- WWII German SA Dagger hilt markings
- WWII German non-RZM manufacturing companies
- 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.
- Samurai Sword identification and price guide
- Sword basics - An interactive guide
- Samurai sword basics - An interactive guide
- Menuki - Ornaments of the Samurai Sword handle
- 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
| 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.