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Why the difference in eagles?

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    I have these two stick pins. I would guess the gold one is for an officer. My question is why are the heads facing different directions? Is there a reason why heads are pointing left or right in TR eagles? Thanks
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    For gold think Navy.

    My fellow Mod Pierre posted a good article somewhere on the forum re eagles head direction.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    For gold think Navy.

    My fellow Mod Pierre posted a good article somewhere on the forum re eagles head direction.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Ade - I looked, but he has over 100 pages of threads, and I do not know if he STARTED the thread. Maybe there is an easier way to find it? I do not know my way around the forum that well.

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    Ade is correct, first one is indeed Navy. It is also one of the first models whereas the silver one is the second version Heer. Hope this helps.
    Tom

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    Quote by StuG III View Post
    Ade is correct, first one is indeed Navy. It is also one of the first models whereas the silver one is the second version Heer. Hope this helps.
    Tom
    That does not answer my question as to why some eagles face left, and some face right.

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    Quote by schnellmann View Post
    That does not answer my question as to why some eagles face left, and some face right.
    I think he was just telling you what he knew!

    My understanding is: Originally, the design was to show the eagle's head facing to its right when used as a national symbol, and to its left when used as a Nazi Party symbol, but this convention was not always followed

    Dan

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    Quote by bikerboyzx6r View Post
    I think he was just telling you what he knew!

    My understanding is: Originally, the design was to show the eagle's head facing to its right when used as a national symbol, and to its left when used as a Nazi Party symbol, but this convention was not always followed

    Dan
    Well, that could be, but it doesn't explain why two stick pins with EKs on them (which I assume means they are for vet's organisations) are facing in different directions. Could it be Naval eagles are facing different than Heer?

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    I'm just happy that they aren't looking up! Stormtrooper

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    Quote by Stormtrooper View Post
    I'm just happy that they aren't looking up! Stormtrooper
    Or looking down!

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    Im looking into it being different makers made them different ways! Research required!
    Dan

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