Another good one imo. It looks like it has two ribbons in the loop.
I really like those medals, with Stahlhelm and all.. Nice piece, Congratzz !!
Thank you for the replies.
Is it possible to tell if this one is zinc or not?
From what I have learned zinc is not the way forward in terms of longevity
with problems with bubbling and loss of finish.
I believe that they are all zinc. as for the ribbon it appears to be the width used in the manufacture of ribbon bars.
At the risk of sounding like a buffoon, hey I do it well,
What is tombak?
In short Tombak, is a brass alloy with high copper content and 5-20% zinc content. Tin, lead or arsenic may be added for colouration. It is a cheap malleable alloy mainly used for medals, ornament, decoration and some munitions. In older use, the term may apply to brass alloy with a zinc content as high as 28%-35%