Zippos from Vietnam

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This remarkable collection of 282 Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War were complied by Bradford Edwards during the 1990s – long before the current demand for mementos from the conflict created the swirling blackmarket in fake Zippos that now dominate market stalls from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh. As all of these Zippos were found…

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1943 M3 Half-Track

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When it comes to a weekend off-roader, I’m at a loss to think of anything cooler than a World War II era M3 Half-Track. The M3 pictured here is an original 1943 unit, it’s been fully restored and is now listed as being parade ready, but I say to hell with that. It’d be a sin to own this and not get it at least a little muddy.

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Triumph Scrambler

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The Triumph Scrambler is rapidly becoming an even more popular target for customisation than it’s brother, the Bonneville. That’s not something I thought I’d ever say just a few short years ago when the Cafe-Racer-Renaissance kicked off, but we’re seeing more and more dual sport customs coming through the Silodrome newsroom and I’m a huge fan of the burgeoning genre.

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Japan’s War in Colour

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“Japan’s War in Colour” is a fascinating look at World War II from the Japanese perspective, the film picks up just before the war begins and shows the build up to war, the invasion of China, followed by Pearl Harbour and the escalation of violence between Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

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1944 Norton Model 16H Military

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I’m sometimes dumbfounded by the relatively inexpensive nature of some of the historic motorcycles that come up for auction, this bike is a 1944 Norton 490cc Model 16H Military and its estimated sale price is just $6,200 to $7,700 USD – which I think is pretty damn reasonable.

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US Army Field Manuals (Set of 3)

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US Army Field Manuals are well-known and highly respected by campers, soldiers, survivalists, hikers and “preppers” – there are over 600 different books in total so the team at Best Made collected the top 3 and created a set that can be bought via their website for $22 USD. That seems like a pretty good deal considering the fact that if you ever find yourself actually needing them, money will likely only be useful to you as kindling.

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