I would like your expertise on this badge.
10-15-2012 04:57 PM
Hi florinox, welcome to the forum!
Bad news I'm afraid. A.S. only ever produced a ball hinge crimp Panzerkampf Abzeichen, not one like the one above, or any other type like it for that matter. The catch is totally wrong too and the badge is obviously cast as well. The lack of detail and awful pitted/flawed back show this as a very poorly executed fake.
'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.
Thank you very much Ned
Ned is absolutely right. It's a cast fake which bears no resemblance to an original badge by this maker.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Wow...ghastly example....impressive in it's own right just for it's crudity of fakeness.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD