Discussions on the equipment used by the Axis forces, apart from the things covered in the other sections. Hosted by Juha Tompuri
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Are these WW2 Japanese field binoculars? Never seen this pattern but I am told they were brought back by a Pacific War veteran. Lenses cloudy so cannot see if there are graticules or not. Made by NIKKO, who became Nikon after the war, I understand.
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I'm no expert on Japanese binoculars, but certainly Japanese ..... Even the neck strap says Japanese...... Not typical military issue (?), but nice IMO. There are people who can repair or repolish the lenses.
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Dont the original leather ones have a slick toe and a heavy rubber sole?
I have the slick leather toe lavers and they are HEAVY.
Also, I have never seen Lavers like these green ones IRL. Not sure.
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This site and Mr. Braakhuis might be of some expert help.
He seems to know a bit about Nikko. According to his sources they produced binoculars from 1921 to 1948.
http://www.hansbraakhuis.nl/Nikon/histo ... culars.pdf