Minor wear to highlights of this piece. Gilt finish on tombak base. Original box of issue. No maker's mark. This badge was issued to all armed forces of the 3rd Reich once a requisite number of wounds had been attained.
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Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.
G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013
The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)