Some thing about the swaz looks odd, I would give it a miss, not dealt with these for a while I must admit, maybe wait for other opinions ok ?
Just checked out some of my old ones, this does not seem to have the same detailing around the eagles feet, could be a poor casting
oke we will see ...thx
Check the pin and catch. I'm concerned about that. See Silber Souval Panzerkampfabzeichen for comparison.
I think its a fake Broadpin RS IMO
After a closer inspection I have to agree with Totenhead.
I agree....fake. Note the poor detail in the grass area too
well thx for youre info ,its a pitty !!!!
The Robert Souval Panzerkampf Abzeichen is highly contentious due to the fact that like S&L, they produced these badges after the war with a vast array of rear set ups of which all are not documented even now. The hardware set up above is a case in point, it's certainly NOT wartime, but the badge itself maybe genuine wartime stock.
I wouldn't like to say it's a 100% fake in the sense that it has been made to deceive, as the obverse does have the look of an original in various details. Also there are known flaws on the fakes that I don't really see here, but it's a hard one to call for me if I'm to be honest.
One thing that is a fact is that all the wartime R.S. Panzerkampf Abzeichen's are as common as any other makers zinc badge (with the exception of their broad pin type, that is pretty desirable and harder to find) and are available for the same sort of money. Only with most other makers, you don't have the doubts that are part and parcel of this particular manufacturer, and for that reason alone I would leave it and buy another.
'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.