Friday, August 28, 2015
While many reenactors might be familiar with WWII Marine Utilities manufactured by WWII Impressions, At The Front and SM Wholesale, WWII HBTS have always been popular with the vintage culture in Japan and more than a handful of makers in Japan have reproduced their own items for the Japanese Market. Here is a good example of one made by Toyo in Japan. At first look it appears that one might have found a unique field drawn uniform but just a quick look in the pocket says otherwise. While many of might be familiar with the US made items, its these Japanese items that seem to be unknown here in the USA. Always check those pockets for tags before drop the big cash. Toyo Enterprises
I real great looking ad for Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils featuring a Marine with a Thompson Machine Gun. These period ads are a great source of info on what a particular everyday item looked like during WWII.