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EK2nd class button hole

Article about: Hi, I saw this EK2 button and couldn't resist it. I think it's really nice. Does anyone know what tunic this would've been displayed on please? Cheers, Jay.

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    Hi, I saw this EK2 button and couldn't resist it. I think it's really nice. Does anyone know what tunic this would've been displayed on please? Cheers, Jay.
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    Quote by LondonJay View Post
    I think it's really nice. Does anyone know what tunic this would've been displayed on please?
    None, actually; these lapel bows were exclusively for wear with civilian dress. They were worn in the left lapel's buttonhole.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    None, actually; these lapel bows were exclusively for wear with civilian dress. They were worn in the left lapel's buttonhole.
    This is true, civilian dress only for these. If a tunic was worn the EK2 would be represented by the ribbon through the buttonhole, on a ribbon bar or by having the medal court mounted although this is seen more with the waffenrock on formal occasions as a court mounted EK2 would be impractical in any other circumstance.

    Nice buttonhole though!

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    Please allow me to add mine, along with two of its WW1-era equivalents:
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    Wow! I did not even know these existed. Forgive my interruption here, but this is why I love this forum. I really learn something new here each day. Thanks guys, for posting these.

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    These are cool little items guys

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    Please allow me to add mine, along with two of its WW1-era equivalents:
    That bottom example is a beauty. I've got a single ribbonbar mounted on a piece of card exactly the same but I've never seen a buttonhole before, nor with that rear device.

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    Quote by AdrianC View Post
    That bottom example is a beauty. I've got a single ribbonbar mounted on a piece of card exactly the same but I've never seen a buttonhole before, nor with that rear device.
    Adrian, it is a typical "Imperial" era type fastner, also used extensivly on Imperial German army heraldic NCO rank collar buttons.The EK II button hole type ribbon bar, was also fitted with a safety pin fastening device and was worn attached to the "Attila" type tunic worn by Imperial Hussars, because they didnt have a buttonhole to attach a tradional type ribbon. I have just bought an Attila tunic, it as we speak on its way from the U.S. it has this type of button hole/pin back single EK II device affixed to it, I shall provide photos when it arrives. Mean while heres a buttonhole ribbon with a miniture Iron Cross affixed, together with Hindenburg Cross for combattents (hence crossed swords) ribbon.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    That's a nice example also Steve. I have a couple of ribbonbars for the Imperial EK2, one still on it's card as I mentioned previously and one with the EK device on it. I really like them and it would be good to add a buttonhole or two to the collection.
    I look forward to seeing your new arrival and it's ribbon attachment.

    Meanwhile - has anyone got a period image of a TR buttonhole being worn? If you have, please post it.

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