Thank You

Posted by Devin on 11/27/2013 to Military Memorabilia
We thank our friends and relatives who have served in the military defending our freedom and rights, but for the vet, it’s not always easy returning home after service has ended, especially when the vet has been deployed to a war zone, or spent the whole of their career in service to the military. Civilian life can seem like another world, and sometimes words of thanks, while being our best shows of support, fall short of expressing the gratitude that we truly feel for our special vets.

Popular Military Collectors Items

Posted by Devin on 11/25/2013 to Military Memorabilia
There are many genres of products that people enjoy collecting. Military items are found all over the world, and have significant history, so it comes as no surprise that these items are amongst the most collected in the world.

Military Insignia, Part Two: Colors

Posted by Devin on 11/22/2013 to Military Displays
The use of colors in military insignia, unit crests and uniforms has a long and storied history, dating back to the earliest incarnations of military units. The ancient horse soldiers in Europe and Asia wore brightly colored scarves, hats and other articles of clothing as ways to distinguish one unit from another, as they were often moving much too quickly for smaller details to be recognized, but colors could be seen at virtually any speed.

Ongoing Care and Maintenance of Military Swords

Posted by Devin on 11/22/2013 to Military Swords
During active duty, the various branches of the military bestow swords upon servicemembers as symbols of advancement in rank. After discharge, military swords remain symbols of a legacy of service. As such, it is important that you care for and maintain your military sword properly so that it continues to appropriately embody the spirit in which the military gave it.

Gift Ideas for Retired Military Officers

Posted by Devin on 11/20/2013 to Military Swords
On holidays and birthdays, it is important to purchase meaningful, thoughtful gifts, and for retired military officers this often poses a unique challenge. These men and women have served their country and deserve a special kind of gift, and military weapons and displays are gifts many retired military officers love.

Military Insignia, Part One: Symbology

Posted by Military Insignia, Part One: Symbology on 11/12/2013 to Military Memorabilia
Every branch of the US military uses distinctive insignia, crests and heraldry to represent each individual unit within a command structure. These symbols are used for several reasons. First, for recognition on the battlefield and to help commanders in the field quickly determine which troops were theirs and which belonged to another commander. The unit crests and insignia also represented some of the core principles of that unit, principles that soldiers within those units would strive to live up to. The unit insignia can be broken down into three artistic elements, with each having its own set of meanings. The three elements contained in every unit insignia are the imagery or symbols, the colors and the shape of the crest itself. With the sheer number of options available when you combine those three elements, it is easy to see why no two unit crests or insignia are exactly the same.