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Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

Article about: Dear Friends., I have a german Luftwaffe ground assault badge (very weight), and I'm not sure it's original or fake. Can you help me to identify if this badge is original or fake? The fotos

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    Default Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    Dear Friends.,

    I have a german Luftwaffe ground assault badge (very weight), and I'm not sure it's original or fake.

    Can you help me to identify if this badge is original or fake?
    The fotos are attached.

    Best regards.,

    VonRiver

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    Default Re: German Luftwaffe ground assault badge - Original or Fake?

    Looks good at first glance but turned out to be a stinker...
    Glenn
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 07-10-2013 at 07:04 PM.

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    Default Re: German Luftwaffe ground assault badge - Original or Fake?

    Yes, an original Arno Wallpach.

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    Can you please post a pic from the other side of the catch?I am not sure about the originality of this badge.The hook and the catch,looks not confirm to original badges,that i know from Arno Wallpach Erdkampfabzeichen.

    Regards
    Joachim

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    More Fotos of the badge:

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    I will defer to Joachim's better knowledge on these badges because with the new images I can see why he raises some concerns.

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    I'm not seeing much trouble with the hook catch, but the pin itself looks like it has been replaced-as may the hinge itself as well. The pin axle should go through the hinge mounts and protrude, but this one looks to be solid. That big curley cue on the pin by the hinge is definitely not right, though.
    William

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    My personal opinion is going to a fake.I post some pics,perhaps it is to see what i don't like at this badge.

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    I have problems with the correct upload from the pics.Anothe try.
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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    The hinge and pin are definitely wrong and Joachim has pointed out some more valid discrepancies so I apologise and retreact my previous statement regarding the badge's authenticity. In light of these further images I am now of the opinion the badge is fake.
    Thank you Joachim.

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Erdkampfabzeichen - Original or Fake?

    Ok.
    Thank you all for the help.

    VonRiver

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