Help WW2 era bracelet? help with translation please

Discussion in 'Good Luck Flags & Militaria' started by Dante3838, Nov 8, 2018 at 01:00.

  1. Dante3838

    Dante3838 Registered

    Hello! I received this item along with few other items from a vet bring back (supposedly).
    Can anyone shed some insight into it? Many thanks! image1d.jpeg
  2. nice gaijin

    nice gaijin Resident Realist

    not sure what they are, but the characters are 艤 (which refers to the outfitting of a ship) and 具 (which means tool by itself but context can change the meaning, so it could also refer to something else like weaponry).

    It looks like this bracelet is made of some kind of medallions meant to mark cargo of some kind, but I'm not a history buff so this is just an uninformed guess.
  3. Dante3838

    Dante3838 Registered

    Hmmm, this is interesting. I wonder if they were some sort of parcel or container ID tags that were collected and fashioned into a keepsake bracelet. A bored sailor perhaps?

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