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Bernie Brule

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  1. Bernie Brule

    World's largest iron cross

    A friend of mine made this display cross for me.
  2. I collect single mount EKs and I normally don't buy other single mounts. But this mount was so nice that I just couldn't resist.
  3. Over the years I have owned some pretty awesome helmets if I do say so myself. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare cancer. My life changed in a heartbeat. I did a lot of thinking and there were some things that I wanted to do and buy that I could not afford without selling a lot of my collection. I have no regrets. And just to insure that I didn't, I kept a small collection of nice mostly common stuff. I kept about a dozen daggers and this exceptional Q64 M35 DD Heer Big Foot, Lot number 192.
  4. I was fortunate enough to acquire this single mounted EK2 to add to my collection. All that is left to do is ascertain the maker.
  5. This is my Tamiya R/C Tiger in Kursk camo colours. I modeled it on Das Reich Tiger S01 during the Battle of Kursk after I found a pic of it on line. S01 survived Kursk but was abandoned and destroyed during the retreat in Poland in 1944. Upgrades include metal tracks and gear reduction.
  6. Bernie Brule

    1/16th scale figures

    Just came across this thread. Fantastic models Scott.
  7. Since you are a blood relative, you are entitled to all of the information that the Berlin Document Center has on him. It may take a long time but it could be worth it.
  8. Been collecting these for a couple of years.
  9. Been collecting these for about 2 years.
  10. Bernie Brule

    Single mounted EK2's

    Just found this thread Scott, These are beauties. I always enjoy seeing the single mount EK2s.
  11. Just picked up this nice frackspange with rare cross by an unknown maker which also makes the "straight 9" cross. Interesting to note that the cross is mounted backwards.
  12. Bernie Brule

    EK2 & Hindenburg frackspange

    Hi Scott, The medals are reversed because this bar is designed to be worn at an angle on the lapel thus positioning the cross as the highest award.
  13. Bernie Brule

    My 1914 EK2 collection

    Fantastic collection of EKs Scott!!
  14. Bernie Brule

    KM Collection - Display

    Hey John, That is some choice KM stuff. Bernie
  15. Bernie Brule

    Cased Godet EKI

    I never get tired of hearing that. There are no markings on the case.
  16. Here is a war time made cased Godet EKI.
  17. Bernie Brule

    1914 Mauser 7.65

    This is a war souvenir brought back by my father-in-law who was in the Canadian Governor General's Foot Guards armoured regiment in WW2. Serial number 129429 indicates manufacture around 1916. No Third Reich proof marks on it. He also had a P38 and Luger that were unfortunately stolen before I seduced, er, I mean, met his daughter.
  18. I have been looking for one of these single parade mount EK2 frackspange for a long time. Anyone know who the maker is?
  19. A superb example of a K.M.S.T. EKI with so caslled "mouse trap" attachment device.
  20. Yes Jim. That's the Brian. Great guy to deal with.
  21. Thanks for the warm greeting. I have been absent for a while but intend on posting more often now. Yes this cross comes from Brian. I was surprised no one snagged it before I saw it some 12 hours after it was posted. I have been looking for single mount EK2 frackspagne to add to my single parade mounts collection for quite some time. I'm still looking for a WW2 vintage. I know where there is one but that collector is so stubborn, he won't sell it to me. The red mark on the ribbon appears to be paint as it is very hard.
  22. My first post on this forum. I hope to be able to contribute as much as I will surely learn. Here is one of my most prized Imperial Iron Crosses: a vaulted KMST EKI "mouse trap".
  23. This is a heavily patinaed minty Heer dagger with 1937-1941 Eickhorn maker mark. Fittings and scabbard are black with patina. Blade is "stone mint" as Wittman would say.
  24. The only helmet I have left. Early one with non reinforced liner.
  25. I have a soft spot for single parade mounted EKIIs. Here's a pristine K&Q maker marked 65.