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Old 15-04-19, 03:29 AM
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Approaching things from someone with an interest in how things are made, I once recall speaking to a retired jeweller who said that the "lines" you get on lugs on cap badges and the like are due to badly worn (or rusty) drawplates.

His comment was also that badges with a flat back (often seen on lapel badges and the like) that are a little "rough" can be put down to heavy scarring (from less than careful use) on the "head" of the hammer that strikes the badge.
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