12-02-2014 03:01 PM
It's a fake one, and not a very good fake either I'm afraid
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Not for my collection.
Hi, you are correct, this is a fake, the pin and rivets are giveaways in particular, but the overall look of the badge is poor as it does not appear to even be in the correct base metal. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Thanks for all the comments, but I knew it was fake. The question was rather about its origin - Polish, Pakistani ...?
Anyway, today I learned an interesting and disturbing information. My friend from the Czech Republic, he wrote me that in Jablonec (Gablonz in deutsch) were found the original moulds of some German badges. Who found them and what happened to them did not already know. You will understand what it might mean - perfect copies, using the right material virtually indistinguishable. Unfortunately, I do not know anything more.