04-10-2014 08:28 PM
Looks fine to me, a Schwerin badge that has lost it's fire gilt and the wreath has reverted back to the yellowish tombak base metal.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
I agree with Adrian.
It is a worn but original tombak Schwerin Minesweeper badge.
Thanks for your input Martin, and thats good enough for me !
Nice badge - Congrats.........
Hi , you have a good eye , that's a pretty decent original from one of the better makers, well done. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Not sure about that good eye though, more luck I guess. I dont know anybody who is collecting or that I can swap information on this subject here where I live, and its so much better from first hand. So Im really grateful for forums like these to get some reinsurance of "what I have done" as my Gf puts it so nicely!