OUTSTANDING Original WWII German 1939 RARE TOMBAK Silver Wound Badge With Maker Mark Awarded For Wounds In Combat Certified
Original 1939 pattern, die struck, Tomak construction, solid backed badge with a silver wash. The silver badge is higher award than the black. The badge was instituted in three classes, of black, silver and gold with the class bestowed reflecting the number or severity of the wounds received. The badge is in the form of an embossed, vertically oval, laurel leaf wreath encompassing an embossed profile of a M35 pattern helmet with a high relief, canted, swastika to the center, superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base field. Complete pin and catch assembly. Made of Tombak, which is a brass alloy (later pieces were generally zinc alloy). The base metal was finished with a heavy silver plate, virtually all of which is retained on this example. The original silver finish on this tombak Silver Wound Badge has some attractive, dark age toning, that adds contrast and a look of depth. The obverse has a lot of detail and shows very little actual wear. The reverse retains all of the finish, which has an even, dark age patina. The hardware setup is intact and functional, with a straight, round wire pin, and a sheet metal catch.. This tombak Silver Wound Badge is a heavy, high quality piece, and a great representative example of this type. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a war trophy. Some wear from use otherwise in good condition with minor storage wear to the medal. Rare maker mark!. An honest untouched U.S. Veteran bring back German medal. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Please see our other versions of wound badges on our web site. RARE TOMBAK SILVER MUCH HIGHER QUALITY THAT STANDARD ZINC VERSIONS!