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Stand In The Door 1944

101st Type 4 Patch (VERY RARE WHITE TONGUE SUBVARIANT (reproduction)

101st Type 4 Patch (VERY RARE WHITE TONGUE SUBVARIANT (reproduction)

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This is one of the best reproductions of the type 4 101st Airborne patch ever made.

The type 4 "white tongue variant" was an extremely rare patch.  The "white tongue" patches were almost exclusively type 5 and type 6 patches.  However, we did come across this very rare original and we did want to replicate it.  We have only made 15 of these rare patches and we will not be making more as to keep them rare in the reenactment community to help keep things as accurate as we can. The type 4 originally did not have an attached tab but for all my reproduction patches I leave the tabs attached to the backing material to ensure they do not get lost during handling and shipping. If you want to make this patch as close to the original as possible simply cut the tab away from the shield with a sharp pair of scissors.

This project would not have been possible without the assistance or MARK BANDO who came up with the "collector typing system" we all use to identify 101st patches today.  His help and guidance through every step of this project has been unmatched and I could have never done this without him.

As you can see, modern day reproductions of the 101st Airborne patch look nothing like an original.  The shape of the whole path is incorrect, the eagles look more like chickens, they are the wrong colors, they are made out of synthetic thread, AND THEY ARE NOT MADE IN THE UNITED STATES.

My patches are made side by side with originals to ensure that even the smallest details are captured.  Sizes, fonts, and colors match exactly, they are embroidered on original cotton twill fabric, and are made with 100% cotton thread, just like originals and are MADE IN THE USA!!!!

These patches will be shipped already cut out and ready for sewing onto your uniform.


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