Looks like fake to me. The details look very bad.
Not this time....
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I agree, almost looks like a sand cast.
It's nasty for sure.
My initial inspection technique when checking out a badge (in hand) before I look at anything else is always to look at the reverse. In this case it is far too rough and almost looks like something made in a cookie cutter!
However, I don't think I would have even picked this one off the table. Look how weak and ill defined the obverse is. You can instantly see that this did not come out of a high pressure industrial process either die forging or stamping. I hope you didn't buy this?
Last edited by Watchdog; 01-22-2016 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Typo
Thank you for answering*
For Mark, fortunately he did not buy. I got it