Each to their own, we musn't judge or discriminate. Bolophiles have rights too you know.
Ya know....this badge(if it is/was an original) is already pretty well screwed Anyway....so if a person was to, say, chemically strip it down to clean off the crud from it and then rhodium plate it...it would make an interesting Bolo clip indeed....lol
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
The badge that started the thread is 100% authentic. It is a worn example, in zinc that more than likely had the catch broken off. The poor solder job appears to create a rivet on the reverse of the badge, but it is not a rivet, just a blob of excess solder. Why that clasp was put onto the badge who knows, nor do we know where the other half of it may be....at any rate, a heavily worn late-war badge in zinc.
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