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What is this I found laying in the ground?

Article about: Hello my fellow relic lovers! Long time since my last thread! I took a little trip to moscow with my friend Monuir to visit Datrus, and we marched out in the mosquito dense forest of Russia.

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    Hello my fellow relic lovers! Long time since my last thread!

    I took a little trip to moscow with my friend Monuir to visit Datrus, and we marched out in the mosquito dense forest of Russia.

    And voila!!
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    Can anyone figure out what maker and so on?
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    Just a little nudged from the battle and time passed until I found it.

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    I had a little trouble with my picture upload and camera settings, so if you want more better pics, tell me and I will bring it!

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    You found yourself a very nice Panzer Assault Badge! Great find!

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    That's worth suffering the mosquito bites for! Nice find. I'm sure someone will be able to identify it but it reminds me of a Deumer.

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    A superb find! It's a Wurster hollow "Organized Grass Pattern" Panzerkampf Abzeichen made from tombak. This was the second die that Wurster used out of a total of three, and the likelihood is it was a bronze grade badge, as around 99% of all early Wurster production badges such as this second die type were, barring a known handful of extremely rare silver ones. Juncker produced only silver ones during the same period, so it's likely that Wurster was the first firm to produce the bronze Panzerkampf Abzeichen after it's inception in June 1940. A remarkable find, what stories could it tell?

    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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    It's in remarkable condition for a ground dug of almost 70 years....Beautiful find!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I've seen Lars' videos... Those flies and mosquitos are fierce! Glad your bravery paid off!

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    what a great find. concgrats. deadeye

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    Thanks everyone for the answers and likes warms my heart.

    And what a detailed info you gave me Ned, thank you so much, I Will write thath down and use it in ny display cabinett

    What is the best way to Gently Clean it and preserve it?

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    A superb find! It's a Wurster hollow "Organized Grass Pattern" Panzerkampf Abzeichen made from tombak.
    A Wurster! I should have guessed from the grass but I went with the reverse hardware looking like Deumer.

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    What is the best way to Gently Clean it and preserve it?
    To be honest, it doesn't look like it needs too much cleaning. A gentle going over with a soft brush will remove most of the loose surface dirt. It looks like it's down to the base metal with no finish remaining so that is pretty much what you've got, you won't be able to get it shiny again, just enjoy it for what it is!

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    A Wurster! I should have guessed from the grass but I went with the reverse hardware looking like Deumer.
    I agree with just using a soft brush to take the crud off, these badges only had a very minimal dark brown wash applied to them, and this would quickly wear off in combat wear, so many are found with no finish remaining on them.

    Regarding the Deumer early type hollow Panzerkampf Abzeichen made from tombak, I have an unissued example in bronze that i'll photograph and put up on a new thread if anyone's interested in seeing an example of it.

    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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