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Old 10-10-17, 04:53 AM
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Just wondering what members thoughts are on these 2 badges are they good or not?

Have seen versions with straight and curved swords is there any reason why the sword curves other than different manufacturers?

Had a look on the forum but other than Alan saying about the width of the sword very little information on how to spot a fake. So if you think one or both are wrong why?

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John
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Old 10-10-17, 11:35 AM
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I think that the swords curve because they get knocked out of shape. This happens with several badges that have thin, fine features such as the dragon's whiskers on the Royal Berkshire Regiment cap badge. That said, the Herefordshire Regiment cap badge has been faked over the years.
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Old 11-10-17, 05:16 PM
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Thanks High Wood for your reply.

I was thinking along the same lines myself (wear & tear) but then I thought maybe it had something to do with unit/years they were worn and hoped someone would have a definite answer but obviously not.

I agree there are loads of HLI re-strike badges on the market but with over 90 views no one is able to tell us what makes the good from the dud.

So I'm left to concluded that both mine are genuine and hope these pictures help fellow members in future.

Cheers
John
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Old 11-10-17, 06:57 PM
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I would have thought that the brief period that the metal badge was worn would have seen the sealed patterns being slidered and not lugged,.
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Old 11-10-17, 07:58 PM
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The stamping of the motto to the rear on the Lugged one looks poor and typical of a reproduction.
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Old 12-10-17, 05:19 PM
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Thanks Alan & Paul for your reply's.

Paul, I agree the stamp is very faint and I think it is a fake.

Alan, another very good point about the slider for the years of issue.

The slider version is a better stamp and to me looks more likely to be original.
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