The Nahkampfspange shows the blisters on back as I would except and the KVK looks to be good also to me.
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The close combat clasp is imo a good one.
Some pics of my Juncker clasp to compare.The backplate shoult always be not magnetic at clasps from Juncker.
The KVK is a nice example
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Which makers should have magnetic backplates?
Eric, what is the signifcance of the blisters? Certain manufacurer?
Blisters will only occur on zinc awards. It is how the finish reacts to the base metal over time. It doesn't occur on all zinc badges but is a good indicator of age and therefore originality. Fakers have tried to reproduce it but so far unsuccessfully.
The above is in very basic terms as metallurgy is not my strongest subject! Hopefully one of the other guys can expand on my layman's terms.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....