Reproduction crushers?

ausreenactor

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I have an original which has a finish exactly like the Chinese replica, and was never shiny.
The whole "everything gleaming in the sun' look wasn't all that common in WW2, that was something you more often see well into the postwar years once 'stay bright' insignia came around.
I might just put my extra original on my crusher when it shows up, but thought it'd be good to have a new replica just in case, especially for as little as I paid for it.
Intent of my comment was never to keep it shiny. Let it take on the patina over time...
 

MauldinFan

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It JUST got here a few minutes ago. Thankfully I saw the mail truck pull up as I had to sign for it.
I had decided to swap out the original WW2 private purchase Eagle I'd had on my other reproduction service hat (actually, a former Texas A&M cadet hat) which has a perfect finish still on it.
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It fits exactly as I like, not squeezing my head but not too loose.
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This is worth every penny, I've been wanting something like this since the 1980s!
Thanks again for the suggestion, Michael is the best!
 

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MauldinFan

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Here is the new crusher on the left, compared with the Texas A&M ROTC cadet service hat I'd been using for my officer/war correspondent uniform for almost 20 years..
The crusher is as comfortable as a good fitting baseball cap. The service hat is stiff and uncomfortable after a while.
 

ausreenactor

Well-Known Member
It JUST got here a few minutes ago. Thankfully I saw the mail truck pull up as I had to sign for it.
I had decided to swap out the original WW2 private purchase Eagle I'd had on my other reproduction service hat (actually, a former Texas A&M cadet hat) which has a perfect finish still on it.
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It fits exactly as I like, not squeezing my head but not too loose.
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This is worth every penny, I've been wanting something like this since the 1980s!
Thanks again for the suggestion, Michael is the best!
Outstanding! Looks the part 100%
 
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