Hi Mike , that is a stunning "semi hollow" WH , IAB. A very nice buy , well done. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
thanks to you leon
Nice original W.H.!
An exceptional sheet metal hinge Wilhelm Hobacher example.
This is one of two WH variations with the other having a more milky white finish and a block hinge set up.
As you state, these are from the Wien or Vienna area and design wise is a member of the so-called Vienna Family of IAB's.
These are not the rarest variant's but are difficult to find with the finish still intact.
Your example is in top condition...Congrats on your very nice addition.
Best Regards, fischer
Thank you for your contribution fisher! I appreciate the information you've given me.
Now you've made me a little smarter .
Thanks a lot!
A very nice example with even more finish than my own.
Mine can be seen here,
Infanterie Sturmabzeichen in Silber, WH, Wilhelm Hobacher
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Thanks to you!
Thanks also to you Ralph for the images to compare.
You got a very nice piece, I like very much and I would have also taken .