Re: Hey Matt
No, it's just a variant as far as I've seen. The type of disc has no bearing on the marking style or pattern. The curved text is just a unit-specific choice.
That Kraftfahr disc is interesting- stamped once lightly then again more deeply; it's not something I've seen before- might be that it was originally light, and over time it wore down since clearly the neck cord holes show it was worn for a long time, and someone decided to re-mark it making it more legible?
Kraftfahr is just motor transport- trucks.
It's Wehrmacht though- WWI discs were rather different in that this size (early ones were very small), had the man's name, address, birthdate and all units he served in so had a TON of text.
Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...
04-11-2010 03:49 AM