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Old 27-09-15, 08:55 AM
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Morning all,

I posted some photos of this badge on another thread and was told it was a bad copy of an SS cap badge. I've Googled what the real thing looks like and completely agree that this isn't that.

Before I consign it back to a drawer in the loft though I just wanted to double check something.

The badges I saw on line appear to be fairly small to fit on the cap, I didn't include a scale on my original photos and I think mine would be too big for that.

Is there a chance my badge could be something else?

I know nothing about this so just thought I'd better check before it goes away.

Thanks a lot,

Michael
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Old 27-09-15, 09:13 AM
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Morning all,

I posted some photos of this badge on another thread and was told it was a bad copy of an SS cap badge. I've Googled what the real thing looks like and completely agree that this isn't that.

Before I consign it back to a drawer in the loft though I just wanted to double check something.

The badges I saw on line appear to be fairly small to fit on the cap, I didn't include a scale on my original photos and I think mine would be too big for that.

Is there a chance my badge could be something else?

I know nothing about this so just thought I'd better check before it goes away.

Thanks a lot,

Michael
Hi Michael
yes your badge is something else - FAKE TAT. Sorry to be so blunt but if it was an original German badge it would not be on lugs (German badges are not made with British style lugs). German badges of this type are not made in white metal, they are made of a lightweight alloy type material. As you have already discovered, the size is wrong for this style of badge.
However much you may want it to be something else I'm afraid you will be disappointed, it is what it is - scrap metal.

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Old 27-09-15, 10:09 AM
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Also, it does not have the RZM (Reichszeugmeisterei) mark. Here is a real one, I think!
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Old 27-09-15, 10:35 AM
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Thanks a lot everyone,

As I said I just wanted to double check in case it was something different. I'm sure as a teenager I wouldn't have paid a lot for it so I'm not too worried.

Thanks again,

Michael
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Old 27-09-15, 08:42 PM
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Hello Jeep
sorry, your skull is a fake too !!
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Old 27-09-15, 09:04 PM
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Also, it does not have the RZM (Reichszeugmeisterei) mark. Here is a real one, I think!
Not all SS insignia had the RZM mark, though most did.

The correct markings for this maker should be RZM 499/41 - Fritz Zimmermann
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Old 27-09-15, 09:38 PM
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Is this still the British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum.

Why are questions allowed to be asked on German sh*t like this??
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Old 27-09-15, 09:53 PM
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Is this still the British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum.

Why are questions allowed to be asked on German sh*t like this??
I agree with you.
(And the XX had its own approval system separate from the RZM anyway. Please take your query to the people who like to gloat over this all day)
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Old 29-09-15, 09:18 AM
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Quite right Simon, whilst the badge under discussion here is clearly a copy, the originals were worn by complete and utter degenerates, actually "German sh*t" just about sums it up rather well.

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Old 29-09-15, 09:12 AM
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Consign it "back" to a drawer, surely a bin would be a far better option.

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Morning all,

I posted some photos of this badge on another thread and was told it was a bad copy of an SS cap badge. I've Googled what the real thing looks like and completely agree that this isn't that.

Before I consign it back to a drawer in the loft though I just wanted to double check something.

The badges I saw on line appear to be fairly small to fit on the cap, I didn't include a scale on my original photos and I think mine would be too big for that.

Is there a chance my badge could be something else?

I know nothing about this so just thought I'd better check before it goes away.

Thanks a lot,

Michael
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Old 29-09-15, 09:18 AM
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Agreed on that, it looks as if it can't even qualify as a repro, merely a bit of boot boy bling.
Hey ho, we all make mistakes ( as my British badge collection will testify).
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Old 29-09-15, 11:38 AM
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Firstly let me apologise for starting this thread, I hadn't twigged that the forum wasn't for German badges, I was shown it by a friend and thought it was just a badge collecting forum, I hadn't given the title too much thought. Lesson learned and if I ever come across any other German badges I won't post anything like this again.

This was one of a number of badges I bought as a teenager quite a number of years ago and has been "lost" in the loft for over 20 plus years. As I know pretty much nothing about military badges I wanted to double check I wasn't about to get rid of something of historical interest, regardless of which side it was worn by. Quite clearly I'm not.

Thank you again to those people who helped me at the start of this thread.
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Old 29-09-15, 11:50 AM
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No need to apologise, you collect what you like, there are areas of the forum for posting "foreign" badges.
Credit for not responding in kind to rude comments and don't let yourself be intimidated.
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Old 29-09-15, 11:53 AM
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Forgot to add, queries re. that kind of stuff are best addressed on the WAF forum, but some strange and fiery forum fascists there.
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Old 29-09-15, 12:24 PM
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Mike's forum- If he is OK with this that's fine by me. At the end of the day he is the referee and we have a forum section for this sort of badge. No one should be talked down to on this forum-we should be better than that. Look at a badge as a badge. Regards, Paul.
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