These badges are heavily faked today, so I thought it could be interesting (for some at least) to see good pictures of a no-nonsense Imperial Navy Wound Badge in Black made from iron, having a typical period catch and a typical period wrap-around hinge. I have just added this badge to my collection and it is the first example of a Naval Wound Badge in Black I have had the chance to buy that I was fully convinced was definitely awarded during the Great War.
This is as you see a heavily worn badge, just the way I like them, showing some history. Just out of curiosity I have gone through every example of Naval Wound Badges currently available for sale (or posted as a reference in forums) that it was possible for me to find and I have not found an identical one yet. I have however found LOADS of different fakes on ebay etc.
The two last pictures are taken with flash.