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SS-Dienstauszeichnung 3.Stufe (8 Jahre) for review

Article about: Hello guys. Can I have some opinions on this medal please? Imo looks good but I didn't handeled these medals much in the past. Thanks.

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    Hello guys. Can I have some opinions on this medal please?
    Imo looks good but I didn't handeled these medals much in the past. Thanks.

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    Well I have looked at this Krisse and I think it is either a cast reproduction or is a worn original.
    The wear looks a little too 'regular' and I can't understand how the medal would be so worn but some of the tartan stippling looks to be spot on to an original type.
    There are what I believe to be casting flaws on the one side. Holes and dinks.
    It looks a peculiar colour of bronze in your first pictures.

    If it was offered to me I think I would pass on it

    All the best
    Doug

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    Well, it shows the expected pitting and also a amount signs from wear.
    Can't find any traces of casting...

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    I have to say that the 'wear' looks odd. I'm inclined to think that the lack of detail is due to being cast. Numerous pinholes in the surface also point to being cast IMO. Not one I would be comfortable with I'm sorry to say.

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    The obverse looks very good Krisse with uniform wear patterns but if you look at the reverse it shows some large flat areas where the usual 'fingerprint pattern is non-existent:


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    There are a couple of odd marks that do look like casting flaws:

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    So not a medal for me I'm afraid

    All the best
    Doug

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    Quote by KRISSE View Post
    Hello guys. Can I have some opinions on this medal please?
    Imo looks good but I didn't handeled these medals much in the past. Thanks.

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    I have no problems with this, a genuine type I that's rather worn.

    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    I have to say that the 'wear' looks odd. I'm inclined to think that the lack of detail is due to being cast. Numerous pinholes in the surface also point to being cast IMO. Not one I would be comfortable with I'm sorry to say.

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    This medal is a type II and is in no way compatible for use as a comparison to the above medal.

    Regards, Ned.
    '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.

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    Quote by Saladin View Post
    The obverse looks very good Krisse with uniform wear patterns but if you look at the reverse it shows some large flat areas where the usual 'fingerprint pattern is non-existent:


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    So not a medal for me I'm afraid

    All the best
    Doug
    For comparison, a genuine type I. I think this answers the question.

    Regards, Ned.

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    '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.

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    Thanks guys so far. Someone else? Thx.

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