US Army Signal Corps Photo
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Established in 1992, we offer an extensive line of top quality reproduction and original WWII militaria. Each item we sell is thoroughly researched, utilizing our large collection of original militaria, to ensure that At the Front reproductions are the best on the market.
We manufacture in house or contract directly with the factories for 90% of our products. In only a few cases will you be able to acquire one of the identical products we offer anywhere else. Most companies sell reproductions made overseas in China, India or Pakistan. Price is their number one concern, so corners are cut and cheaper materials are substituted. Moreover, uniforms are usually poorly patterned rarely fit properly. The actual manufacturers rarely, if ever, have to deal with the consumers directly, much less use the items in the field themselves.
In comparison, I personally oversee and control the design and manufacture of the majority of our products. I have been playing with WWII junk since 1980 when I bought my first gas mask canister at an OVMS show. My level of familiarity with many items exceeds that of many, more renowned experts due to the simple fact that I not only study and hoard militaria, I have taken it apart and put it back together. With each new product we compare repeatedly to the original, and uniforms are checked and re-checked for proper fit. Although we do use overseas manufacturers for many products, our oversight ensures those products are comparable in quality to those made domestically.
Over the past 30 years, I have accumulated thousands of original WWII items and keep an extensive library of both reference books and actual examples of nearly everything we make or have made. At times, I have gone overboard (and over budget) getting the materials duplicated exactly- this is why many of our products have no comparable competition. There are no other reproductions that are even remotely close in authenticity or quality to our US M41 Field Jackets, Wool & Leather Gloves, German MP pouches, "Tropical" field gear and Texled uniforms. I'm gradually posting more comparison photos (our products with the authentic counterpart) to show I'm not just another blowhard. Conversely, if a product is in some way sub-standard or deviates notably from original, it will be noted.
So, when another company claims that they have the same product as we do, especially for a lot less, you'd better look closely at the photos. More than likely whoever is making the claim is mistaken or just dreaming.
Our products are honestly described, we ship most orders same or next day, and we won't take your money unless the item is in our hands.
In addition to making many of the best reproductions available, we are also known for a unique attitude, illustrated by my warm and fuzzy commentary scattered throughout the site. I have chosen to follow the path of brutal honesty and historical accuracy of each item, regardless of how that may impact the sensitivities of some individuals.
Ninety-nine percent of our customers are great and we enjoy dealing with you- but we see no reason to deny the "one percenters" the attention they so crave. The Rants are our salute to those most special of characters. The current Rant will be on the New page and older installments can be found in the Rant Archive.