Not a mark I have seen before
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Not a Deschler i've seen before....
'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.
dont know about the number,but medal looks ok.
The bow looks different to what you would normally see on these badges & the wreath looks
strangely flattened. I have an interest in these variants & have never seen one like like this
This is a known variant, I have seen tombak Deschler design swb with that hardware before, although I am not sure its really a Deschler. This is a common hardware used by several makers, mostly from Pforzcheim.
The "10" mark is a fake stamp IMO to raise the value, as you said a L/10 or 1 would be the correct form.
Thanks all for the comments on this badge. For me it is still unclear if it is genuine or not, both the badge and the maker mark. For the reference I bought this from a much respected dealer in Germany, so maybe I could get some comments from them.
I really like the patina & appearance of this badge. What really throws me is the almost one
dimensional appearance of the bow & wreath, totally at odds with other Deschler/ Wiedmann
types that I have seen. The "10" mark is certainly unusual, but shows a patina that is consistent
with the rest of the badge. If I could personally be more certain, I would have pounced on this
badge without a second thought if it was offered to me.
The helmet design looks very off.
Have a look a around. this is the helmet design that you will find on a Deschler/Wiedmann variant!
Wiedmann/Deschler Verwundetenabzeichen variants
Perhaps you might research a bit before flying off half-cocked.