Customer Feedback

Mon. Apr. 24, 2017 – Hello, I’m well aware of the massive amount of reproduction issues associated with these items, and if you deem some as such, I completely understand. From research and several first hand opinions, your knowledge and expertise in the subject is world class. This is a large collection. Thank you! Colton May.

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Tue. Apr. 18, 2017 – Mr Thomas J. : First of all, thank you very much for your (and Lena’s) predisposition, the professional treatment I received from both of you was upstanding, something which is not seen very often here in Argentina. You have provided me more data in one day than the whole web in 5 months. Thank you very much for your time, its been an honor to receive your answer sir. Yours sincerely, Martín Tomás Alé of Argentina.

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Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 – Lena, you are an angel!! I cannot thank you enough. The data is precise and extremely useful, I hope once Mr. Johnson arrives I get some more, now I’m encouraged thanks to you :). I don’t know where is your shop is, but if I’m lucky maybe I can come at least to take a glimpse to all of your stuff. Once again you made my day! Thank you VERY much Lena. Saludos, un fuerte abrazo! (Greetings in Spanish, my mother language 😉 Martín Tomás Alé of Argentina.

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Mon. Apr. 3, 2017 – Lena, Congrats on the raise and praise Lena. Just read it last week. Thanks, Ben Stansberry of Arizona.

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Thu. Mar. 23, 2017 – Hi Thomas, You are the world’s leading authority and dealer in German edged weapons, the author of more books than anyone on the subject. Your company has an outstandingly long and 100% perfect reputation in this field. Best regards, Wayne Gallasch of Australia.

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Thu. Mar. 23, 2017 – Hi Tom & Lena, Just wanted to let you know that the Cased Hirschfanger arrived safely and it is everything you indicated and I’m very pleased.  It is a nice addition to my collection. Again, it is a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to seeing the other Cased Miniatures when they arrive from Germany. Have a great day. Best regards, Pete Seitz of California.

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Thu. Mar. 23, 2017 – Good Morning Tom, I am delighted to say that the straps arrived this morning, and they are absolutely superb, virtually unworn, a total “timewarp” set. Thank you so much for thinking of me, and please pass on my gratitude to Ron- what a team you make! As you know I would like to find the relevant belt clip, but also a quality belt and buckle to match this perfect set, so if anything comes up…. Again many many thanks Tom, and with my very best to all in your team, and with particular regards to Tink. Please stay in touch. Godbless, Paul Lee of England.

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Thu. Mar. 23, 2017 – Dear Lena, It’s me again! Well, I just can’t stop buying from you! Just joking! In fact, here is the reason for another order : One of my best friends, collecting the same items as me,
asked me if I could do some shopping on a “militaria” site…FOR him, because he has NO computer (doesn’t want Internet…strangely, because he has other means of finding his collectibles). But he doesn’t speak or understand English. So after I told him about you, Tom Johnson’s site, and his so friendly…Manager, he told me what he wants. Best, Rene.

Dear Sherry, Thank you very much, I really appreciate your quick response,
but it’s no wonder, with an enterprise and staff like yours. I do understand so well why you have so many customers…world-wide. No problem, I’ll wait for the return of Lena. Have a very good day, Sherry. Best regards, Rene Zinth de Kentzingen of France.

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for having taken the time to answer me. Your information is superb and very valuable to me. As to visit your website, you can inquire from your so nice manager…Lena,
that I have ordered many items recently. As you might imagine, since I’ve known you for the first time (back, at least 30 years ago) my collection is quite complete, and I only need to buy accoutrements or other collectibles besides daggers, but always in the same topic. It’s rare that we share a conversation on Internet, but it’s always a big pleasure with a person so kind as you. Before I end my digression (maybe a bit too long), it was very smart of you to have promoted Lena as your General Manager. She is so efficient, reliable, and…kind, that it’s a tremendous pleasure when I deal with her. Anyway, I’m very glad that you made the perfect choice. Thank you again, dear Tom, please stay in the business as long as possible…and God bless you! Very sincerely, Rene Zinth de Kentzingen of France.

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Tue. Mar. 22, 2017 – Hi Tom, For the record, my Friday morning ritual at 8:00 am PST for the past 10+ years has been to check your website . . . whether at home or traveling, I have to get my JRB&M fix! Hope you day is going well. Pete Seitz of California.

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Thu. Mar. 16, 2017 – Dear Johnson Militaria, Received my order for item #29891, the Hammesfahr SS dagger. I love it!!! Truly appreciate all and thank you so much again. John Meda of Colorado.

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Wed. Mar. 15, 2017 – Lena, Mr. William Kennington of South Carolina called. He is 1 million percent impressed with your kindness, knowledge, etc.

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Mon. Mar. 6, 2017 – Lena, Wow! Did I ever tell you how awesome you are?!? Thanks! Great job…the Lt Colonel should make you a General 😀 Very impressive and thanks again for your help and fantastic work! Have an awesome week!! Cheers! Mike Lacey of Missouri.

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Mon. Feb. 27, 2017 – Great and thanks for your excellent service on my request Lena. Best Jim Goodheart of Michigan.

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Fri. Feb. 24, 2017 – Hi Thomas, Thanks for emailing me. I have owned all of your books and firstly let me thank you for writing and producing such state of the art publications. It is a honor hearing from you personally. Like you I am mature in age in running my own business, now into my 52nd year in producing and recording the history of world-wide fitness and bodybuilding. I know you have been also running this business even longer than mine. I am still going strong. I just read many of the fine customer feedback notes on your site. Best regards, Wayne Gallasch of Australia.

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Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 – Dear Lena, Thank you for your prompt and efficient work. I wish you also a nice end of the day…and week. Sincerely, Rene Zinth de Kentzingen of France.

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Sun. Feb. 19, 2017 – Thank you Thomas.  I greatly respect what you do and your success in business. Best wishes. George Calvert. Son of WWII veteran Robert Calvert, Jr. who returned to the States with some of the rarest German war booty we have seen.

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Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 – Hi, my name is Chad and I am looking to sell my Early 1st model Luftwaffe dagger. I see you have a great selection on your website so I believe you are the place to go. Please let me know what you think. Chad Finney.

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Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 – Good morning Tom, thank you for your fast reply.  First of all, thank you for your service to our country, and it’s a pleasure communicating with a ‘pioneer’ in the collecting field!! I’ve been looking at that dagger for some time now, and really like the inscription. Thanks, Michael Wiedemann.

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Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 – What a professional team great doing business with you! Delivery was Thursday night that was fast and condition was above my expectations. Is it possible to get a letter of authenticity I’ll be glade to pay for it. Thanks again, Roy Wildemone of Florida.

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Thu. Feb. 9, 2017 – Dear Lena, Like always, Lena, super service. I’m very happy to order from you, yes please charge my card and ship this package to my address. Many thanks, all the best. Regards, Jonny Moen of Norway.

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Thu. Feb. 9, 2017 – It upsets me that it seems I am unable to buy anything from the collection of the most revered name in the hobby, and am desperate to find something, ‘tho I suspect in the fullness of time the Teno knot and HJ hangers will turn up! Godbless my friend, Paul Lee of England.

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Thu. Feb. 9, 2017 – Tom, I’ve purchased 5 of your German Daggers of World War II books and love them. They make an excellent reference source as well as educating me on the subject. Thanks for your help, Mike Watson.

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Thu. Feb. 9, 2017 – Dear Lena, Just a note to say thanks for the two items which arrived safe and sound yesterday. That means about two weeks which is not too bad. Very happy with both. Thanks again, John Burridge of the UK.

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Thu. Feb. 9, 2017 – Lena:  Good Morning!  In receipt of above material-Wonderful addition to my collection-Thank you!  Noted surprise was the “Sword Bag” and the recycled shipping container-Great! Best – Russ Newman of California.

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Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 – By the way, Lena, I just had a look (by chance) at the home-page of your site, which I hadn’t done in years…since I know the site of J.R.B.& M. for decades, and know it by heart…..and found out, that Tom has promoted you to General Manager, if recently I don’t know, but not to my surprise, since you really deserve that status in your company. I read Tom’s full comment, and realize again how nice & good he is.  Again, I’m not really surprised, but extremely happy to know, now, that you’re number 2.

Also, thank you very much, Sherry, you’re a very nice person, too. As a matter of fact…there is NO person on Tom’s site…that is not nice! All of you are friendly, reliable, and efficient, the ideal for a good business…and essential in life: good harmony between people, in your case, between your staff and the customers. Best regards to you, and have a nice day too. Rene Zinth de Kentzingen of France.

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Thu. Jan. 12, 2017 – Lena, I’ve receive the packet today. I’m very satisfied. Thanks a lot & best wishes for you, family & JRBM team! JC Matarese of France.

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Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 – Dear Lena, The package just arrived with the beautiful dagger hanger. It’s been a pleasure to do business with you. Thanks for the good and smooth service. Best, Claude Raes of Belgium.

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Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 – Dear Lena, The parcel arrived today without any problem. I’m satisfied with the 2 items. Thanks. Allow me to tell you that you have a very nice name (BrownEyes). I suspect (but if I’m wrong, will you please excuse me!) that your name is of Native-American (“Indian”) origin. Best regards…until next order…Rene Zinth de Kentzingen of France.

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Fri. Jan. 6, 2017 – Dear Lena, Just wanted to let you know that my items were delivered and everything looks great. Thank you for another professional and pleasant transaction. Looking forward to the next one. Best regards, Rob Garratano of New Jersey

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Fri. Jan. 6, 2017 – Keep the updates coming, outstanding to see these items! The MAX 20163 really did a lot to rekindle my collecting! Not saying other years were bad, but taking the time to talk to you and other dealers made the difference! Jim McGuire of Pennsylvania

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Tue. Jan. 3, 2017 – Dear Lena, Thank you VERY much for your very quick shipping, and also for the tracking information numbers of the parcel, that you must have asked USPS to send me, so that I can follow the parcel. I appreciate it.

It’s always pleasant to have reliant and nice people like you, to deal with. But knowing Tom Johnson, I’m not surprised that he hired you. Your previous employee was also quite nice…but not as fast as you for the shipping.

So let me say : continue your good work, Lena, and all the best for you in 2017.

My best regards
Rene ZdeK of France.

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Sun. Dec. 18, 2016 – Lena, Arrived safe thanks and congratulations to your new Position as General Manager. Good luck Jörg Baumeister of Germany.

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Tue. Nov. 29, 2016 – Dear Tom, Thank you so much for you informative email. At one time I had all of your books……..and I cannot express to you the hours and hours of pleasure that they gave me!!!! Don Wood.

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Tue. Nov. 29, 2016 – Hi Lena,  Received the swords yesterday all in good order. Thanks, Craig Allen of Florida.

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Fri. Nov. 25, 2016 – Hello again! All stuff has arrived, looks great! Thanks, Tony Grepp of Sweden.

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Tue. Nov. 22, 2016 – Dear Lena, I appreciate it. Thank you for very good service. Best, Jonny Moen of Norway.

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Tue. Nov. 22, 2016 – Lena:  In receipt of the Gembruch SS Dagger this evening-As described and more!  Thank you once again for your excellent customer service and attention to detail! Looking forward to a continued business relationship with your company-Do enjoy the upcoming Holiday! Best – Russ Newman of California.

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Mon. Nov. 14, 2016 – Hello Lena, we hope all is well with you. The package came in with the imperial pommel and the HJ grip plates. Thank you very much. The pommel is spectacular, very impressive. Chris Bateman of Florida.

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Thu. Nov. 3, 2016 – Excellent! Thanks for making this a great transaction. You guys are at the top of our list going forward! If you happen to come upon estate items that you are not interested in, please think of us as we are always on the lookout for jewelry, vintage ephemera, etc. Thanks again, Shawn Pursely of Michigan.

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Tue. Nov. 1, 2016 – Lena:  Good (California) Morning!  Well deserved promotion-Congratulations!  Russ Newman of California

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Fri. Oct. 28, 2016 – Dear JRB&M, Order arrived safe and sound, thank you! The RAD EM hanger was just what I needed for a RAD dagger my mom gave to me for Christmas a few years ago.  I am VERY pleased with the 2nd mod Luft and everything I ordered making my first order sure not to be my last.  I am saving thumbing through the book until a night where I can soak my mind right into it. Jim McGuire of Pennsylvania.

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Thu. Sep. 29, 2016 – Dear Mr. Johnson, I just wanted to let you know I just received the check and I wanted to thank you again for your honesty and integrity through this whole process. Thanks again, Ilan Eshkenazi of Colorado.

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Thu. Sep. 29, 2016 – Dear Sir, Just received my 2nd Model Adolf Braun Navy Dagger today! Ex+/Ex++ just as advertised. Very fast and pleasant service. Thanks to Lena. All the best, George Miller of Florida.

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Mon. Sep. 19, 2016 – Hi Lena, I hope you are well. Firstly congratulations on your promotion, it is well deserved. I am ready to take delivery of my box of ‘goodies’ if you wanted to dispatch them whenever it is convenient for you. Thank you very much and take care. Ian Muirhead of the United Kingdom.

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Sun. Sep. 18, 2016 – I have had nothing but positive experiences with Colonel Johnson’s items over the years and have purchased from him both individually and from your auctions on several occasions. With kindest regards, J. Michael Lacey of Missouri.

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Fri. Sep. 16, 2016 – Hello Lena, Congratulations on your promotion. I agree, you are very helpful. I would like to order the brown sword bag you have just listed. I am happy to use the card number you have and send the bag to me. Thanks very much for your help. Best wishes, Ron Brickley of the United Kingdom.

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Fri. Sep. 16, 2016 – Pretty cool dealing with you folks. Thanks, Chris Karns of Iowa.

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Tue. Sep. 13, 2016 –  I received yesterday the TENO officer’s dagger I ordered from you and am very pleased with it’s condition.  Once again, thanks for your prompt and excellent service. Mike Boucher of New York.

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Fri. Sep. 9, 2016 – Lena, WONDERFUL, you get the position and business is off the chart! Ron Weinand of Illinois.

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Wed. Sep. 7, 2016 – Lena ,  Tel Col Johnson he is one heck of a salesman !  Put the charges on this Mastercard. Regards, Claude Ballard of Texas.

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Tue. Sep. 6, 2016 – Hi Lena, Thank you very much for the extremely fast attention! All the best! Doug Gow of New Zealand.

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Tue. Sep. 6, 2016 – Tom ,  Thanks for the help , . Have all of your books but want a new boxed set. Fantastic pictures. I have only been collecting about 4 to five years. But for that short period have some nice minty daggers. All flawless with hardly any scratches. Some with none at all. Some with tags , bags. Just purchased a tagged SS. Lucky find for a guy like me. Claude Ballard of Texas.

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Tue. Sep. 6, 2016 – Lena, So glad to see you have a new position with Johnson’s reference books , etc. I have been collecting Antique military items since the early 1970’s. I must say you are without doubt the best person I have talked to on my hunt for military daggers. You are so kind to follow up with the customer and so interested in the item or items that we seek. I commend Tom Johnson and staff for making an outstanding promotion! Best Regards, Bill Iler of Florida.

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Tue. Aug. 30, 2016 – Lena , First let me say Congratulations on your promotion to GM (General Manager)! That’s just Great !!! OK ,  I will take the SA hanger with tag. I am crazy about tagged items and want all I can find. I have only been collecting about 4 years but my collection of daggers and one cuff title is as nice as they come. I will keep watching your website. Claude Ballard, of Texas.

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Fri. Aug. 26, 2016 – Many items I have collected with my Grandfather since I was age 15 and some brought back from him from WWII.  Some have been acquired since his passing in 2006.   Your a good group and have always done right by me.  Thanks for always being faithful and for your service. Blessings to you and your team.  Semper Fi. Kirk Ross of Maryland.

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Wed. Aug. 24, 2016 – Hello Lena, Emily and I just read the update on the site. Congratulations, we could not think of a more deserving person. Sincerely, Chris and Emily Bateman of Florida.

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Sun. Aug. 21, 2016 – To Tom Johnson, The best at what he does. Your site has been a favorite for many years – keep up the good work! Jim Yannes of Massachusetts.

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Fri. Aug. 19, 2016 – Col. Johnson, The consignment check arrived yesterday and I greatly appreciate you selling my SS dagger for me. I plan to consign another soon. Thank you, David V. Stroud of Texas.

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Wed. Aug. 17, 2016 – Lena:  Good (California) Afternoon!  In receipt of above Dagger-Excellent!  It is a wonderful addition to my growing collection-Thank you once again for your time/attention-very much appreciated! Thank you! Take Care, Russ Newman of California.

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Sat. July 30, 2016 – Lena, G’day, thanking you for swift delivery of my insignia, thank you again. John R. Vaughan, from Australia

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Thu. July 28, 2016 – Hello Lena, Emily and I would like to thank you for you help, the blade is spectacular! it is a very nice find and will reside in our collection for a long time to come, or until the kids sell all our stuff! , lol. Thanks again Lena, we hope you have a great weekend. Please thank the rest of your team for us, your help has simply been exceptional. Sincerely, Chris and Emily Bateman of Florida.

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Tue. July 19, 2016–Dear Sir, Many thanks for getting back to me regarding the 2nd pattern Kreigsmarine dagger. I am so pleased with it and can’t wait to get the rest of the balance to you so I can get it back to this side of the pond! I must also say that your Office Manager, Lena BrownEyes, has been very helpful and efficient. Many thanks, Gareth Butcher from Wales.

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Sat. July 16, 2016— Tom,  I, too, am impressed with Lena.  Anytime I have a question or need inventory information, she is right on it. Ron Weinand of Illinois.

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Thu. July 14, 2016Good morning Lena, Emily and I hope you are doing well. Well the day has arrived (finally). If you would be so kind as to charge our credit card the remaining balance for our beautiful Himmler blade, it is time to bring it to its new home.  We would like to personally thank you for your patience and kindness, it is a true testament of a person or business how they react to adversity, not for their own but for that of a client. The definition of integrity could not be more perfectly defined by how you have treated us. We are deeply in your debt and if it was not already a fact, your conduct only further solidified our loyalty as a buyer, our respect as a business, our admiration for your dedication to our hobby and a friend for life. Thank you Lena, always a pleasure, we look forward to many more purchases. Sincerely, Chris and Emily Bateman of Florida.

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Sat. July 2, 2016— Dear Thomas – this is absolutely true what you write. Thank you Thomas for explaining it – you have always been a lighthouse in our common field and I am very proud to be your friend. Greetings from Munich, Wolfgang Hermann,Hermann Historica Auctions.

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Mon. June 27, 2016— LTC Tom Johnson USA (Ret), My mentor, former boss, role model and friend. Thank you for the great example you set for me so early in my career. With much respect, Admiral (Ret) Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN.

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Mon. June 27, 2016— Lena, Received the chained NPEA Leaders dagger today. Wow, what an outstanding item. Thanks for the excellent service. Best Regards, Bill Iler of Florida.

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Wed. June 22, 2016— You always have nice items and your team is most excellent. Bill Iler of Florida.

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Tue. June 21, 2016— Dear Colonel, I am sorry you are laying down your pen, but I do know the immense amount of work that has to go into any decent book. I am ‘only’ 63, and my energy for things is not as it was. The appreciation of Third Reich militaria is a strange phenomenon, but undoubtedly what was produced during that period is immensely strong in terms of design and beauty, and is probably unequalled. And then, of course, there are the infinite variations and oddities to intrigue and explore. I presume you have never stopped discovering. It must have been a fascinating life.

Well, Colonel, this is my last word on the subject. I shall just wait, and one day on Amazon I may spy a new title such as ‘From Booty To Art’ and my heart will leap. Even better if it were a three-volumed box set! I wish you well, and thank you for all those books which have provided such interest. I don’t believe there is any better way of passing a life than by pursuit of the interesting. With best regards, Matthew Cooper of the United Kingdom.

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Mon. June 20, 2016— Tom-just got SA Puma–its in fantastic condition….the motto is dark as I hoped for and the maker mark is sharp!!!Thank you……George Kouracos of New York.

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Tue. June 14, 2016— Lena, Hello. Arrived this morning SUPER MARINE KNOT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Dan Piegnier of France.

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Fri. May 20, 2016–Hello. Many thanks for coming back to me. Please thank Mr Johnson from me, as I am new to collecting this memorabilia and from the information I have received, he is the best in the business. Carl Scaife of County Durham, United Kingdom.

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Sun. May 15, 2016–Lena, Received the Teardrop hanger yesterday and it looks great!! Again thanks for all your Super Help and fast Service…..And please just call me HA… My Dad was Mr. Appleby :-). H.A. Appleby of Colorado.

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Wed. May 11, 2016–Dear Tom: The dagger came today; it is great addition to my collection. The Malsh name triggered a memory, so I started digging through my reference material. I finally found it; Volume 7, chapter 5 The Other Solingen. Great reading!  Phil Pucher of New York.

P.S. I was a Spec 4 in 1966-67 Kitzingen. I wish that I had been more aware of daggers then.
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Fri. May 6, 2016–Lena, I received the two Navy daggers yesterday. Very Nice. Thanks for the quick service. Bill Iler of Florida.
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Wed. April 27, 2016–Dear Lena, I’ve just got the package, thank you! The cross is superb. Hope to have business again 🙂 All the best, Balázs Karsai of Hungary.
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Tue. April 26, 2016–Allow me to extend finally my warmest wishes and my personal thanks to you and the team for a matchless level of customer service down the years. At no point did it dip. JRB&M has no peers. Sincerely yours, Colin Ross of the U.K.
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Thu. April 14, 2016–TOM: STAY ACTIVE IN THE BUSINESS! Mike Cherry of California.
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Tue. April 12, 2016–Dear Lena, The sword arrived safety this afternoon.  The blade is amazing and etching is superb.  Thanks too for the translation of the presentation.  I look forward to future purchases from you for my collection. Thank you, Frank Campbell of Virginia.
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Fri. April 1, 2016–Dear Lena, Ok . I think that you’ll receive the money in a few days, certainly next week. For the moment I had only books of Mr Johnson (one dedicated!), and now, even if small articles, I will be very happy to have pieces which come from so nice people as you two!….Good week-end! Best greetings, Henri Rollier of France.
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Wed. March 30, 2016–Hi Lena, Many thanks for the Police Knots safely arrived today. Extremely pleased with them and needless to say, I look forward to dealing with you again shortly. Kindest regards, Tony Chadwick of Great Britain.
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Tue. March 29, 2016— Dear Thomas, And I would like to add I have confidence only to your opinion and certificates. Best regards, Igor Konovalov, of Russia.
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Mon. March 14, 2016–Good Morning LTC (Ret) Thomas M. Johnson, Thank you very much for taking the time to inspect my Luftwaffe dagger.  I kindly accept your offer plus $25.00 for shipping.  It has been a pleasure doing business with you and your company.  These days, it is refreshing to deal with someone who still holds true to professional, business manners. I am sure my dagger will find its way to a good home. Sincerely, Robert P. Riley, II of California.

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Sat. March 12, 2016–Lena, I received my order for the SS vertical Dagger Hanger and I am very pleased with my purchase and the customer service you provided. Please count me among your dedicated fans. Mr. Johnson should grant you a generous increase in your compensation. Ron Mazur of Wisconsin.

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Mon. March 7, 2016–Perfect! Many thanks, Lena, for your speedy service. Best regards, Charlie Sears of the United Kingdom.

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Tue. March 1, 2016–Hi Lena, Just to let you know that I received your package today. The scabbards are in excellent condition and thank you very much for picking the minty DJ one which is in fantastic condition. Ian Muirhead of the United Kingdom.

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Thu. February 18, 2016–Hello Lena, Just wanted to let you know that I received the lanyard today, perfect! Thank you, Jef Horvat of Delaware.

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Wed. February 17, 2016–Ltc. Johnson: Before I get to my question, I want to tell you that I bought the third edition (Autographed by you) of the Collector’s Handbook of WWII German Daggers.  I purchased this from Nelson Chambliss at one of the Eastman Gun and Knife Shows in Georgia.  What a great resource value this is.  I just received this week from Schiffer Publishing the four volume box set of German Daggers of World War II a Photographic Reference.  I have just started looking through these books.  These are fantastic.  Certainly a job very well done. S.E. (Sigi) Konieczny of Georgia.

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Tue. February 16, 2016–Dear Tom,    Many thanks for your email, and it is good to know I have a nice mixture of both types, those that are 100% original, and those that are 100% original WW2 material put together by the elderly German gentleman post WW2, but still nevertheless ‘ original ‘ materials and still nice to own.  I have always been 100% delighted, completely comfortable and entirely confident with every item you ever sold me, as I am with these accoutrements, be they 100% original or 100% original materials. Leo Fackler of Florida.

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Tue. December 29, 2015–Dear Tom, Thank you for your answer and kind greetings. I’m very interested to buy the David Malsch LW sword. I will come back to you early in January concerning this sword. If I can ask you, since you are the best to see genuine edged weapons, this dagger is in my collection and it gives me no peace, so maybe I can send it to you for “analizing”and maybe get a paper from you if it turns out to be a good collectible dagger. Wish you and your family a Happy New Year and many of your superb edged weapons will come my way next year even the dollar is HIGH for us Norwegians now. All the best, Jonny Moen of Norway.

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Sat. December 26, 2015–Dear Lena, Dear Thomas, I just received the book volume I dedicated, it is a nice gift, I want to thank you very much, it is a real pleasure to do business with so nice persons like you. Happy new year for you and your family. Best regards, Arnaud de la Coussaye of France.

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Tue. December 22, 2015–Dear LTC Johnson, Thank you for taking the time to review my work. I have always considered your reference books as cornerstones of the hobby, and have used them repeatedly for guidance over many years. I am quite honored by your positive comments, and do hope that my book will help in a small way to stir more interest in such a historically significant period. Thank you again. Respectfully, Chris William. Author of Third Reich Collectibles; Identification and Price Guide.

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Mon. December 21, 2015— Dear Thomas, Thank you much for your detailed answer. I know your greatest site and stock very well – I have had many-many buyings from your online-shop in the past and hope to buy more in the future! You have really the biggest arsenal of the dagger parts and accessories in whole world! Mikhail Kozlov of Russia.

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Thu. November 26, 2015— Hello! Sorry for disturbing you for the second time but I need your help very much . You have a big authority among collectors and your opinion about an authenticity of a dagger “Water Custom” is very important. With best wishes from Ukraine, Andrew.

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Thu. November 19, 2015— I had a question about an item I have and I was amazed at the quick response. Excellent. Margaret Lee of the United Kingdom.

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Mon. November 16, 2015— Great customer service and the highest quality daggers. A pleasure to deal with. Michael Smith of Oregon.

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Thu. October 22, 2015— Hello Lena, What a nice thing to come home to, after a very long day. All the pieces are just as they should be, crossguards are outstanding. Thank you for the extra effort in making things right. Best Regards, John Gramentine, California.

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Thu. October 22, 2015— Dear Mr. Johnson, The Eickhorn NSKK just arrived. Couldn’t be happier. Take care, and best wishes. Your friend, Mat Janowski of New York.

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Tue. October 20, 2015— Thanks for all you and the entire Johnson team do for the hobby! John Adams-Graf of The Military Trader Publication

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Fri. October 16, 2015— For a new collector, nothing beats getting something in which you have no doubts about it’s authenticity. The best way for me to learn about what is real is getting to hold it in my hands and examine it. I’m really looking forward to getting my books in the mail tomorrow! It’ll be a nice change of pace from the forums and dealers websites. I can’t wait till my new dagger arrives! Thank you for everything. Sincerely, Rick Balowksi, Michigan.

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Wed. September 2, 2015— I received my SA dagger yesterday and wanted to say thank you. As always the Colonel only offers the finest pieces to his customers. I am very happy with it. I didn’t think I would own an Unground SA for such a reasonable price. Again thank you. Pat Leahy, New York

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Sat. August 29, 2015— Received the belt and hangers today. Very nice. Thank you! All the best to you, Mark Schelbert, Indiana.

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Fri. August 14, 2015— Dear Tom, Thank you very much for your recent letter about the bayonet and the information that you provided. I really appreciate this letter, Tom.

About your early journeys to the Solingen manufacturers, Wow have really lived your life, and I surely would like to have been with you on those fabulous journeys! Best Regards, Jonny Moen, Norway.

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Thu. August 6, 2015— Dear Tom, I appreciate and welcome your recent mail very much. For us collectors in Norway you are the one and only. My best older friend Kjell Bruun has all the best to say about you. I wish that I could have been with you on your journeys to Germany in your early days.in the 1960++days. I know and have personal dedications from the high ranking SS officers in Norway. appreciate your info about meeting the son to Gustav Spitzer,you have surely met some great edged weapons people in Solingen. Was indeed a highlight! Tom,life is short I appreciate your mails very much. Your meeting with Albert Speer must been one of the rarest and biggest meetings, of course with the exceptions of your veterans from war. Jonny Moen, Norway.

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Sun. July 19, 2015— Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve received my item on July 18.
Thank you very much for the rapidity and the great communication. Best regards, Enea Bertlo, France.

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Fri. June 21, 2015— Hello Tom, I’m glad to see that one of the dinosaurs remains active in educating those who have an interest in various historical art forms. I wish you all the best. John Angolia of Kansas.

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Dear JRB&M, I am always so impressed by how fast you all are, and thorough. Your company is the pure bred race horse of this hobby, and a treasure. Many thanks, Greg Hannon.

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Fri. May 29, 2015— Lena, Awesome service! Have a great weekend. Mario Silva of Canada.

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Tue. May 19, 2015— Dear Mr Johnson: Thank you for your email. First let me say I have been very pleased with all the items I have purchased from you! Your items and customer service are the best in the hobby. Cheers, Michael Smith of Oregon.

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Tue. May 19, 2015— Thanks Lena, it’s great to work with professionals, I would have replaced the wrong missing piece. Please forward my thanks to Mr Johnson as well, his input was greatly appreciated. Best regards, Robert Mong of New Hampshire.

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Fri. May 15, 2015— Dear Thomas, I recived the RAD Hewer with hanger today. I’m very pleased, as always, to again receive an edged weapon from you. It was as expected. Thank you all in JRB, have a great weekend and thanks for very good service. Sincerely yours, Jonny Moen of Norway.

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Fri. May 15, 2015—  Many thanks to Tom and the office staff for a very smooth transaction.  Since I am both a regimental stein collector and a WWI and WWII  collector, this grouping hits the spot.  Lena was very helpful and did a great job of packing so everything arrived safely and on time.   Thanks again for a very nice transaction.  I look forward to doing business with you in the future.   Denny Matheney, Sun Coast of Florida.

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Thu. April 30, 2015—  Dear Colonel Johnson, Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for your most generous and sincere correspondence. Thank you Sir, for all you do, and the level of stalwart professionalism you bring to the hobby. Best regards and wishes, Dr. Derk of Texas.

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Thu. April 16, 2015—  Thanks for your astute advice and will do, Sir. Again, it is always a pleasure, not only in dealing with your company, but also the learning curve involved on such topics.  I continue to learn from you and your staff. Safe travels, Sir, and I appreciate your communication. Semper Fi and best wishes, Dr. Derk of Texas.

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Thu. April 2, 2015—  Mike and Tina, John Zweng just called to say he received his badge and it is “really, really nice”. He just wanted to thank you and let you know he is very happy with it. Sherry Burton, Receptionist at JRB&M.

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Thu. April 2, 2015—  Thank you Sir, I can now see why you and your most excellent firm have set the standard in Militaria: not only because of the quality you offer, but also by virtue of your bedside manner. You and your firm cease to amaze me on all levels: your standards should be emulated throughout the business world as a role model. Your courtesy, demeanor and accumen are to be commended once again. Col Johnson, you always bring a smile to my face and thank you Sir. Again many thanks to you and your firm. It is greatly appreciated. Best Wishes, Dr. Derk of Texas.

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Wed. April 1, 2015—  Dear Thomas, Thank you very much my friend and naturally you are still number one when it comes to my favorite WWII salesmen list. Absolutely no doubt about that. Thanks. You are a very honest man and I look forward to doing business with you in the future. Faithfully Yours, Bjørn Kudahl of Denmark.

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Mon. March 30, 2015—  Hi Lena, Thanks for handling  this so quickly and for the free book. It is always a pleasure for me to do business with JRB&M.  You are great! Have a wonderful day! Pete Seitz, California

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Wed. March 4, 2015—  Hi Lena, I examined the navy hangers today…they are beautiful.  I have a great Eickhorn navy dagger that they will excellently complement.  Thank you for your help. Best, Jim Wigren of Massachusetts.

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Tue. February 24, 2015—  Lena, You’re always so friendly and helpful when I call or email! Thanks so much for your help and patience. Tom Bradley of Michigan.

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Thu. February 19, 2015—  Dear Lena & Dear Mister Johnson, Thank you for this superb HJ Leader Dagger!!!!Beautifull!!! Sincerely, Erwin Vanbrusselen of France.

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Wed. February 18, 2015—  Dear Lena, I’m greatful for your follow up, great service. Thanks, Jonny Moen of Norway.

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Fri. February 13, 2015—  Dear Mr. Johnson, Thank you for your check which arrived in good order.. It was a pleasure to do business with you and your wonderful staff. Yes you will be hearing again from me with other items. I will do a inventory soonest. Best regards, Bill Santora of New Jersey.

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Thu. January 22, 2015—  Hi, I just wanted to thank you for the great item.  Received my dagger yesterday. Kind Regards, Michael Smith of  Wilsonville, Oregon.

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Thu. January 15, 2015—  Again I really want to thank you Lena for taking the time to do this. It is sometimes a rather “difficult” thing to fill holes in collections when you can’t see the item in person. That is why I really appreciate you taking the time to answer any questions I have ever had. Sincerely, David Heinke of Nebraska.

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Fri. January 9, 2015— Dear all, Today I received the “German Swords of WWII Volume I” in very good condition. What an excellent book, in every respect, this is as good as it gets! Please give my compliments to the colonel, this book will certainly be within my reach in the coming weeks.

Thank you very much and warm greetings from rainy Holland. -Wim Bak of Holland.

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Wed. November 26, 2014— Dear LTC (Ret) Thomas Johnson and COL (Ret) Michael Everett: Hello Sirs! I received my German Imperial Medal Bars today in the mail and I absolutely love them. Thanks for everything. Michael Chilton of Maryland

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Tue. September 23, 2014— Wow! What a superb NPEA Dagger. I feel very privileged to have been able to buy it, especially in this day and age. Very best regards, John Alliott of the United Kingdom

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Tue. September 23, 2014— Hi Thomas, Regarding Schiffer your amusement is quite wrong, for sure I saw your name – that’s actually why I ordered – but as you know Schiffer books are mainly for entertainment, nice pictures and little information. Your own books are actually more for reference, using a systematic approach and giving information. All Schiffer books I know just show beautiful pictures in superb printing….fun for browsing but nothing to “learn”. So, actually more of a comparison between melons and cherries….both are round but worlds apart.

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Fri. September 05, 2014— Dear Tom, Mike, and Lena: We just received a call from Randy Raabe.  He received the Navy Signal Stabsmatrese Dress Jacket (28914) and is extremely pleased with it.  He wanted to express his thanks to the four of us for working with him on the lay-away and the good packing job. Thanks, Sherry

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Wed. September 03, 2014— Dear Col. J. et al., Finally opened this box when my Navy son PO1 Sean Simmons was in town this week…..sweet piece! All Best, Tom Simmons of Colorado

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Thu. August 28, 2014— Dear Mr. Johnson, My package arrived here safe and sound. The Navy Honor pommel is so awesome. I am glad that you had one for me. I also wanted to thank you for Volume IV an the small dagger handbook. Both will come in handy when going to a show. Take care and thanks again, John Gigax of Indiana

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Wed. August 20, 2014— Hi Lena. My package arrived here today and everything is awesome. I love the 2 new books too. Thank you very much. Good luck there at the new job and I will talk with you again hopefully soon. Thank you, John Gigax of  Indiana

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Wed. August 20, 2014— I’ve purchased several daggers and over thirteen of LTC. Johnson’s reference books and I’ve received nothing but exceptional service. Much to my wife’s dismay; I will continue to purchase daggers in the future.

I just received the NSFK Flyer’s knife;really nice. And, having a picture of the original owner included, taken in 1938 is awesome. I’m hopeful I can identify the owner at some point.  Randy Murphey of Lake Zurich, Illinois

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Fri. August 8, 2014–Tom and Mike, Dagger arrived safely late morning. What can I say. Simply magnificent!!  I can’t express my appreciation more for the tireless efforts you have put into making sure this wonderful and historical dagger found a new home. A Heavy Kaiserliche Marine dagger was on my “bucket list” even knowing the opportunity to actually acquire one would be remote due to their scarcity.

Thank you both so very much. Your professionalism and service simply has no equal in the business. Integrity, honesty and service are in such short supply it seems these days but JRB has never strayed from these core principals in all of these years.

Thanks to both of you Tom, Mike and the entire JRB team for making a dream come true.
Kindest regards, Rick Dauzat, Texas
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Wed. July 16, 2014— Dear Mr. Johnson, I have taken receipt of the NPEA dagger, and I wanted to tell you that it is very nice and even better looking than I had expected. I have looked it over carefully and it is indeed 100% genuine. I had a friend use a fiberoptic scope to determine the scabbard tang designation, and it is the expected “753H” casting we always look for in a Horster scabbard.

I also wanted to thank you for the very nice Volume IV of your series. I always learn a lot from them and the many was era photos are very interesting. Mark Winslow of  South Carolina. USA

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Thurs. June 26, 2014— Dear Mr. Johnson, I am emailing to let you know that I received my package today. WOW was I ever surprised when I saw that set of navy honor scabbard halves. That was awesome! Thank you so much! John Gigax of Indiana, USA.

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Wed. June 18, 2014— You are the best out there, Col. Tom. Thanks and I will be in touch. Kirk Ross of Florida, USA.

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Fri. June 13, 2014— Dear Thomas, I received the “signed” photo of my Himmler dagger today. It was PERFECT. Thank you very much. You are a very, very kind man. All the best to you and your family. Faitfhully Yours, Bjorn Kudahl of Denmark.

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Fri. May 23, 2014— Dear Thomas, I have received the LOA and the SS hanger and SS belt loop set. All was perfect. Thank you very much my friend- it couldn’t be better! Faitfhully Yours, Bjorn Kudahl of Denmark.

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Tues. May 20, 2014— I just wanted to thank you and your company for a great item and great customer service! Received order today and could not be happier. Also, Tina was most helpful and courteous. Cheers, Mike Smith of Oregon, USA.

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Mon. May 19, 2014— Tina, great customer service; the kind that keeps customers coming back. Roger Klein of California, USA.

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Mon. May 19, 2014— Hi, Mike! Hope you had a great weekend. I sure did reading all my new reference books that you guys have sent to me. I must say I really do feel quite honored to be receiving them. Totally AWESOME!! Be sure to tell Tom that I thank him very much. The FHH Upper Guard is great. Everything I had hope it would be.  John Gigax of Indiana, USA.

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Fri. May 2, 2014— TENO Scabbard Halves arrived here today. AWESOME!!!! There must be a book fair there at your place because I have somehow ended up with another book and dagger bag. You guys are really great. Tell everyone Thank you very much. I’ve got a lot of reading to do! John Gigax of Indiana, USA.

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Sat. April 19, 2014— Thank you for the service on Third Reich Period Hunting Association Hirschfanger with Frog and Portepee (#28786). It was a pleasure to do business with you and your staff. Item was as described and a beautiful piece. Thank you. Lance La Puzz of Arizona, USA.

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Sun. April 6, 2014— You and your company are the real dinosaurs in this militaria business. — Andre Huskin at Kassel Militariaborse Spring 2014

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Thur., March 13, 2014— Just wanted to thank you for the daggers and the books that you included. I am very pleased with the purchase and service of your company. Thanks again! Charles Mobley of Georgia, USA

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Wed., January 22, 2014— The army dagger arrived safely this afternoon. In a word… fantastic! A definite keeper to add to my other super edged weapons I have purchased from JRB&M in the past. Thank you, too, for the reference book. I am very pleased with and excited about the dagger. Kind regards, Frank Campbell of Virginia, USA

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Mon., January 20, 2014— My entire collection is built on JRB&M and your ethics are beyond reproach. A fantastic organization and the nicest bunch of people in the hobby. Paul Lee, U.K.

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Mon., January 20, 2014— Dear Ms. Amato, On Friday I took possession of the Third Reich Navy Dagger which I purchased from Johnson Reference Books and Militaria. I want you to know that the beauty of the piece far exceeds my anticipation. Apparently sometimes photographs just do not do justice to the object being photographed. I am very happy with the dagger, and I want to thank you for your efforts with respect to this matter… Your focus on customer service is to be commended, Ms. Amato, and I appreciate you. Sincerely, Ashleigh McIntosh, Sergeant Major (Retired) of Arizona, USA

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Sat., January 4, 2014–Mr. Johnson, Just a quick note to tell you the NPEA dagger arrived safe. It far exceeded my expectations, just an all round quality piece. It will be the corner stone of my collection. Thanks for providing collectors with quality daggers at a fair price. I also appreciate the inclusion of Vol. III of your Collecting series, with the nice dedication. All the best, Dave Overman

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Sat., December 21, 2013–Tom, I just received my National Hunting Association Hirschfanger. Wow, this piece is in MINT condition. I am so glad I waited for the right item to come open and I am so glad you let me go through the layaway program. Tina and Sherry were excellent in assisting me on this and other items. I think you need to keep them around for a long time. Your humble collector, Bill Iller of Lutz, FL.

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Fri., December 6, 2013–My Dear Sir, What a pleasure it was to meet with you in Germany! Although I felt I already knew you to a small extent due to our previous dealings, to finally put a face to the name and to shake the hand of someone I truly admire was, for me, a great moment, and I thank you for remembering my name– not easy when you deal with so many collectors on an international scale– fantastic! God bless and seasons greetings, Paul Lee, U.K.

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Wed., December 4, 2013–Michael, Thanks for sending me the pictures and the info I requested. Your company is a pleasure to deal with. I will be in contact with Tina on Wednesday about the purchase of this item. Thanks, Gary Slayton of Jonesboro, Arkansas

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December, 2013–Hello Sherry & Tina, Just a note to say that I picked up my recent order, the Luftwaffe paperweight, at my local FedEx office, which is located just up the road from where I live. The paperweight is terrific! I am very pleased! I just wanted to say thank you again! Take good care. Sincerely, Gerald Fischer of Pittsburgh, PA

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Mon, September 30, 2013–Thank you as always, Colonel. It is always, and I do mean always, a pleasure in speaking with you. My trust and confidence has and will always be placed with you and COL Mike. You both have provided me with several outstanding, quality pieces, not to mention the luxury of having first crack at your offerings. Your kindness has extended beyond all measures as you both continue to allow me a layaway option as well… As always and respectfully yours, Dr. Francis Derk

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Sun, July 7, 2013–I have followed you for many years on the internet and am still a proud owner of two of your books. I just wanted to check in and renew our acquantaince. In the rear view mirror of my military career, you remain one of the finest leaders and mentors I ever served with. Thank you for being part of my career and for all you’ve done in your retirement in bringing rigor, credibility and authenticity to World War II military collectilbles. Very respectfully, Edward “Sonny” Masso, Rear Admiral (ret.) U.S.N.

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Mon April 8, 2013–Dear Mr. Johnson, Today I received the package. It was at the German customs, where it took longer for their inspection. But everything is fine, the storage bags are really fantastic. I didn’t expect them in that quality. Now there will be a lot of envy between my collector friends. Please let me express my sincere gratitude to you and your company. I buy a lot world wide but the experience with you is ranking under the top places. With best regards, Helmut Krauss—Germany.

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Dear Sherry, Dear Mr. Johnson, The dagger arrived! Thank you! I’m flabbergasted, I never saw an SA dagger in this minty state. This is more overwhelming that I was expecting it to be. You can mark this piece with a wholehearted “sold”. I certainly will be back for a similar experience. And even before that, I might need tools and books from you. I even forgot to mention the very nice zipper case the dagger arrived in. You are familiar with it, of course, though this level of service is new to me. I received more than expected. It is fun to find bargains at crummy fairs or dark little shops, but an experience like this is a true boost to my enjoyment of the hobby. Enthusiastically yours, Alex Kirschkamp. (Holland)

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March 4, 2013–Hi Michael, Bob (his brother) really enjoyed doing business with JRB&M and I told him that is not a surprise as I have had the same experience. It is a pleasure to do business with JRB&M. Best Regards, Pete Seitz

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March 1, 2013–Mr. Johnson, Received my Luftwaffe bayonet today, I am very pleased. It is for sure the most mint bayonet in my collection. It will be a nice accessory item to go with the near mint condition 1937 K98 Luftwaffe rifle. Thanks, Peter Meyer.

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Hello there, just wanted to let Mr. Johnson know that I received his book “Photographic Reference” on the DLV, NSFK, Diplomat Dagger and so forth as a gift this weekend from a relative and this book is absolutely breathtaking! I’ve been a collector for 15 years and I have several of his books and this one is by far one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen! I had never seen the Red Cross Hewer in use or the TENO dagger so it was quite a treat, thank you for all you have done for the hobby during your lifetime! Carlos Heredia

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December 10, 2012— Hi Everyone, The best of the Holiday Season to all of you and your families. It has been a pleasure doing business with JRB&M, and may next year be even better. Regards, Jim Wigren

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November 5, 2012–Thanks Margarette! You are great and thanks again to you, Tom and Michael. I do enjoy the level of professionalism and quality I get from your service. Kirk Ross

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October 12, 2012–Sir Tom & Ms. Margarette, My first experience ordering with you has been great and hope to buy many more pieces in the months and years to come. Margarette is wonderfuland her customer service is stellar. What a professional southern lady. So kind, patient and helpful. Could you please send me an authentication letter for the piece below when you get a chance. I did get the letters for the DLV & the bayonet. No rush on this but please throw in the mail next week if you would. I will await the new dagger to arrive on Monday via UPS Red and let Margarette know when it arrives. Please formard me tracking numbers later today when it has shipped. Margarette will bill my card for the UPS Red freight only. Kirk Ross, Lakeville, MN.

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Sept 21, 2012–Received my dagger today. It is FANTASTIC! I will be ordering from you again. Thank you, Michael Bonomo.

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Sept. 17, 2012–Sherry, As Bob Cratchit would say…..”another triumph my dear!” The dagger arrived safely this afternoon and it is simply superb. It has a definite Wow Factor that has been consistent with EVERY item I’ve purchased from LTC Johnson. Please pass on my sincere appreciation to the Colonel for helping me acquire another fantastic item for my collection. I am very, very pleased with the dagger! Warm Regards, Frank Campbell.

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September 4, 2012–Dear All, Just to let you know that I did receive the TENO OFFICER DAGGERand that I am very happy with it as usual with your business. Best Regards, Philippe Renou

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August 27, 2012–Mike, Thank you for your quick response. Everybody at Johnson Reference Books is doing such a good job with my consignment items. Thanks once again. Sincerely, Paul D. Boland.

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August 13, 2012–Dear Tom, Just to advise that I have received the above mentioned dagger (Miniature Army dagger) and am very pleased with this item. I would like to thank your staff for all of their assistance. Regards, Jack Clarke.

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July 25, 2012–Hi Margarette, Please pass my heartfelt thanks to LTC Johnson for recommending to me the Presentation Hirschfanger by Anton Wingen. The piece arrived today and is even better thatn I imagined. A rare sidearm by a super rare maker in superlative condition. I am delighted with the item and with the service provided which was, as always, exceptional thanks to you and the JRB team. Godbless, Paul Lee (United Kingdom).

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July 22, 2012–Thank you very much Col. Johnson. Like I said, you’re a “stand up guy” and I really appreciate your extra efforts. With kind thanks, Davy Wyant.

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July 21, 2012–Dear Sherry Burton and Thomas M. Johnson, Thank you very much for your reply and posting my check. I like the way you deal with your clients, so be sure you will be the first person to whom I will offer my items before offering to anybody else. I wish you a nice weekend. Yours Sincerely, Katarina

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July 6, 2012– I just received my recent purchase and I couldn’t be more pleased. The item exceeded my expectations. The quality of the itme is exceptional. I would also like to commend you, Mr. Johnson for providing such high quality items and service to militaria collectors everywhere. Margarette Liljekvist assisted me with my purchase and she was extremely helpful and professional. I look forward to acquiring additional items from your company in the near future. Sincerely, Thomas Dallolio.

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May 29, 2012–Tom/Michael, Just wanted to let you know that my chained SS Dagger has arrived. Thank both of you for all your help, catalog & knife bag. You are without a doubt a class act! Steve Annunziata.

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May 4, 2012–Tom, your staff is “IMPECCABLE”. Sherry & Margarette are always willing to assist in anyway to help me. I am trying to get to the next MAX Show and hopefully after 30 years of doing business with you I can finally say “HELLO”. Best Regards, Bill Iler. PS. Maybe a glass of fine wine together!

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March 22, 2012–Dear Margarette, Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I must say whenever I have dealt with your company in the past I have always received the utmost quality in service, courtesy and knowledge of your products. May it continue. Many thanks, Prof. Steve Paul.

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February 21, 2012–Sherry, Please do pass on my fundamental good thoughts and wishes to Tom on his recuperation. I just really do hope that everything is, and will be.,O.K. He’s the Bob Dylan of this business. The font of which all wisdom flows. Truly he is! Sincerely Yours, Michael Mackintosh, United Kingdom.

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February 21, 2012--Hello; I received my items I ordered just last Friday! To begin with I don’t know how you did that with Holiday and all…Next is the blade, I’m always impressed with the items I order, but this time you’ve outdone yourselves! Then to ship it in that very nice dagger bag was above and beyond the call! Thank you! Regards, Lee Davis.

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February 27, 2012–LTC (Ret) Thomas M. Johnson, I always compared your catalog to the Sears Christmas catalog. I would send out for one and couldn’t wait for it to arrive and then spend hours going through it. It was passed back and forth with fellow collectors trying to save a buck. It was a thrill then and still is thanks to the internet. Thank you, Steve Annunziata, Alaska.

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Jan 31, 2011–Dear Miss Sherry Burton, Thank’s a lot to you for your kindness and fast delivery, surely we will resend again, you are “over the top” in this field because the descriptions on items for sale are very precise and detailed , and every purchase is more than a guarantee. “See you later” and Regards. Novi Marie Giuseppe–Italy

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January 27, 2012–Got it today!! Nice one, thanks! Regards from Mediterranean Sea, Josep.

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January 24, 2012–Dear Sherry Burton, I received the dagger etc, this morning and I am very pleased with all the items. Thank you very much for the 2012 planer. Kind regards, Peter Cook.

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January 20, 2012–HI Sherry, The Protectorate of Bohemia & Moravia dagger arrived safely today. It is super! I am very pleased . Thanks again, Steve Polyack.

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January 18, 2012–Hello from South Carolina! Bob LeBert (The Carolina Cajun) here! The bayonet arrived today and I am very happy with it. It is just as described. As always, it has been a pleasure to do business with you. You are always friendly, professional and very prompt with shipping. Hard to beat! Thanks again…..Robert LeBert

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Saturday Dec 17,2011–The Diplo dagger arrived today in great condition and I am super pleased with it! Many thanks for the prompt service. Have a Happy Holiday! Mike Boucher

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November 3, 2011–Dear Miss Sherry, I decided to buy Flieger 2nd model made by Eickhorn only now, more common because of other manufacturers and I must say though that the actual dagger exceeds your detailed description. Excellent packaging and thank you for the unexpected dagger case. Everything more than perfect, certainly in this area I think you are “over the top” definitely. Regards. Novi MariaGiuseppe.

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November 1, 2011–Hi Sherry, I wanted to let you know that the dagger arrived and was a beautiful piece. Thanks for your assistance in arranging that purchase. I also wanted to thank you and JRB&M for the program from this year’s MAX Show. I have never been able to make it to the MAX so that was and is a very nice treasure to peruse over several nights. Much appreciated ! All the best to you in Fredericksburg and thanks again, Chris

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September 2, 2011–Dear Mr. Johnson,JUST WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON, FOR WORKING WITH SOME OF THE LITTLE GUYS IN THIS GREAT HOBBY OF OURS. VERY FEW DO, AND THAT’S A SHAME. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS FINE EXAMPLE TO SHOW UP AT THE DOOR!! ALL THE BEST, ANDY CROGHAN.

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August 13, 2011–Dear Mr. Johnson Sir and Staff, I want to thank you for the Police Sword that came this past Thursday night. This sword looks better than the pictures you had on your web site and they were good pictures. The item was as described and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. I would also like to mention that the protective bag it came in put this purchase over the top…very nice extra. I will be looking forward to more purchases in the future. Thank you again Sir. Sincerely, Richard C.Royer

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Tom, Your JRB&M Letters of Authenticity are definitely”coin of the realm” in Russia”. -Craig Gottlieb.

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July 1, 2011–Dear Margarette, Sorry for the latest answer. Last week I received a German Army Dagger. For me it was a fantastic day, I’m very happy with this item, when I see this dagger I don’t believe it…it’s wonderful! Many many thanks and I hope to buy in a few months another German dagger. Have a nice weekend and Independence day. Kiss from FRANCE. Emmanuel Berrile

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Ms. Burton, Lt. Pick’s Presentation sword (21675) arrived safely less than 30 minutes ago. I am very pleased! It is an absolutely fascinating and interesting sword that is definitely a keeper. The condition of the sword is exactly as described by LTC Johnson. No surprises or disappointments. I sincerely appreciate and respect his integrity and “spot on” assessments of his items. Please convey my thanks to the Colonel. Kind Regards, Frank Campbell

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Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much. You folks are very nice and very responsive to do business with, I shall return with other orders in the future. Bill Iler

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LTC (Ret) Thomas M Johnson, You have been very generous with your time and knowledge. It’s people lke you that keep this world wonderful for everyone. Thank you again and take care.

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Hello there, just wanted to let Mr. Johnson know that I received his book “photographic reference” on the DLV, NSFK Diplomat dagger and so forth as a gift this weekend from a relative and this book is absolutely breathtaking, I’ve been a collector for 15 years and I have several of his books and this one is by far the most beautiful books I’ve seen , I had never seen the Red Cross Hewer or the Teno dagger in use so it was quite a treat, thank you for all you have done for the hobby during your lifetime! Sincerely, Carlos Heredia.

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Dear Tom, In all of my collecting interests, I have found that JRB&M has been accurate in its descriptions, fair in its pricing and steadfast in its integrity. I just love dealing with you and your people and would like to thank you for how you have helped me build a world-class collection. Warm regards, John Zeller.

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Dear Tom, In 40 years working with you on these fine pieces I have found that I can always count on JRB&M to have the “creme of the crop” in desirable edged weapons for the discriminating collector. I cannot count how many fine pieces you have helped me acquire over the years. Your descriptions are always right on target and I have found that your prices are the fairest of any dealers. You are always happy to help with advice gained from years of experience in Third Reich militaria and such direction has helped me on a number of occasions when evaluating particular pieces. Warmest Regards, Richard R. Williams

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April 28, 2011–The Etched Eickhorn bayonet arrived yesterday, thank you. And, it is magnificient…I love it! John Zeller, CANADA

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January 12, 2011–I received the 2nd Model RLB Officer’s Dagger Hangers in good condition. I am very happy from it!!! I have never had the opportunity to hold such nice Hangers. Thank you very much!!! Absolutely wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! Thomas, one more time, thank you very much! Best wishes to New Year. With regards. MIROSLAV SMIDA, CZECH REPUBLIC

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January 17, 2011–I wish I could find words that would sincerely express my feelings for you and the entire JRB & M team. During the last 25 years that Bettie and I have known and worked with you we have never been disappointed in any of our dealings. In recent years I have purchased a few expensive items and you have always found a way to help me make the purchase. I refer this as “your trust” in me. When you did not have an item I needed you would always find it for me. I can only say “THANK YOU” for being a thoughtful and understanding friend and a great historian for our hobby. I want to also thank you for the Third Reich Army manual. It was quite a surprise to receive it in the mail. It is now proudly presented in my collection of daggers. I look forward to working with you in the future and adding to my collection. Best Regards, Bernie Maduzia