Splitterschutzbrille Pattern Anti Splinter Flying Goggles
These came in with a small Luftwaffe collection we have recently purchased. The previous owner was sadly sold this set of second pattern Nitsche and Gunther pattern goggles as originals by an unscrupulous dealer and unfortunately this has proved an expensive exercise for him. Sadly many ‘replicas’ of this pattern are available on the market (some less generous would call them fakes) and when purchasing it is very much a case of ‘Caveat Emptor’ when considering parting with a large chunk of the collecting budget and even more so if you don’t have the goggles in your hand. Many of these replicas originated from the Czech Republic although we are told by our contacts in that country the gentleman who made them is no longer with us and production has (currently) ceased. We have no idea of the origins of this set but they have been decently executed but are let down by a less than convincing back strap. The rigid frames are excellent and on reverse they are indistinctly marked "NiGuRa" and on the opposite side is stamped a ‘2’. Excellent tinted glass convex lenses are fitted and displayed with the ‘Netzkopfhaube’ flying helmet we have just listed they look the business. So an ideal purchase for a film company or reenactor who would not want to risk using an original but equally appealing to a collector to set off a Luftwaffe flying helmet display- for the fraction of the price of the real thing. We were advised the last of the Czech production was being offered in 2012 at EU 500 so grab a bargain whilst you can!