It's an original badge judging by the hinge-assembly, and it appears the needle-hook has been repaired at some point (?)...I'm sure others can give you more info as to the variations that you mention...Just my 2 cents worth, cheers! Glenn
Last edited by bigmacglenn1966; 05-04-2012 at 09:01 PM.
It's an original badge, I don't know who made it but there are some members who will be able to tell you.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
for me my gut feeling tells me it is an unmarked Schauerte & Höhfeld, with the smaller rectangular hook plate.
Nice original badge
All the best