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Tent pegs – German WWII era, really?

Back in the 90’s I bought some tent pegs at a surplus store, it might have been Herbie’s Surplus in Williams Lake B.C. I thought they looked good and the particular design and overall shape blinded me to the fact that they were obviously cast. That’s cast aluminum, perhaps not the best material choice for tent pegs.

Right enough, I broke three of them in short order. Still have two undamaged examples but I never use them. Found them again when sorting out the (again army surplus) stuff sack I keep for cord, rope, clothes pegs, etc in the van. Still love the shape and thought that maybe I should cut up some 6061 aluminum angle to make rough copies.

Here is what I have left.


And the maker’s mark.


Not finished the copies yet, but I did do a search for the name “APAG” which was cast on the pegs. Try that yourself, the name plus tent peg. I got a few eBay listings, for example this one:



Of course i could be wrong, but the maker’s mark typeface sure doesn’t look like WWII era German. And if it was, would they be using precious aluminum for tent pegs?

Addendum: summer solstice 2017

Made my own two versions of the dubious German pegs. They might bend but I don’t think they will break quite as easily as the originals. 

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Sidewinder logdozer

Those who know, know.

(And if you don’t, scroll down on this page)

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Another site announcement 

Maybe you’ve noticed, the blog has a new and shorter URL;

https://shufti.blog/

The old URL (https://shufti.wordpress.com/) still works.


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Jake 2005-2016

Truly was a friend.

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Site announcement

Yeah, I’ve been quiet for a while and I’m very much behind in answering comments. I’ll be dealing with that very soon, thanks for your patience.

Main announcement though is that for a few months I’ve been hitting the 3Gb limit of the free wordpress blog plan. I’ve used some very simple jiggery pockery to post pics in the last few blog entries. To be quite honest I baulked at the cost of the upgrade to boost storage to 13Gb ( US$100 per year). 

But I broke down and have just now ponied up for the upgrade. One obvious change you’ll notice is no more ads. Well no more ads placed in the blog without my consent. 

Well that’s that. Back to regularly scheduled programming soon.

Cheers
Alistair 

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Trailer – Parker helps Rose dispose of a body

Parker Helps Rose Dispose of a Body Trailer from Grey Eighteen Media on Vimeo.

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Admin – sorry about blog glitches 

The picture scaling issues and inability to to get full sized image when image clicked are my fault. I’m working on fixing it.

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