there's been a little chatter around here lately with some of the repro-fiends about trying to nominate the best WWII models out of japan. hopefully this thread can satisfy the craving for painted arcs, laurel buttons and rivetless coin-pockets. there's a stack of them out there, surprisingly so once you start looking for them- i'll kick off here with my own WWII- the samurai S2000RR, which is essentially the same cut as the S3000VX except, in 15oz texas cotton... no painted arcs tho, unfortunately. i'll get around to posting more pics eventually. maybe we can start compiling a list of the various models from the different labels? i know that samurai, Studio d'Artisan and the Flat Head all have their own models, but i'm sure there'd have to be more out there- watch this space.