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Old 16-08-20, 12:53 PM
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Hi a bit different from the usual copies the lug appears to have been made from flattened material (similarily seen on LRDG) and one as normally seen no feet!
The badge rear has intrigued me enough to acquire it? Appreciate your thoughts the flattened lug seems to be a replacement, badge is solid, all the best billy
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Old 16-08-20, 05:49 PM
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Personally I like it and would have took a punt on it as well....sure others will put their input in in due course.
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Old 16-08-20, 06:02 PM
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The SS and dagger is a post war design made for old comrades and was not worn in WW2.
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Old 16-08-20, 06:03 PM
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Cheers Steve the one lug was what I saw and seen on LRDG and on the Commando 53 middle east? Badges, its different to the copies I have seen but? Well not expecting much.
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Old 16-08-20, 08:27 PM
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The SS and dagger was worn by officers in WW2, there are lots of images in the CVA galleries and plenty of attributed examples around. Sadly this looks like all the other common fakes I'm afraid.
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Old 17-08-20, 02:04 AM
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Belly is correct.

The (lone) dagger was Other Ranks and the SS/Dagger was an officers badge.

Although original wartime examples are truly rare (had example of both which were 100% correct).

This one, as pointed out is not of the common fake type, however I still do not think it's a strong contender for an original WWII example.

For interest, here is a link to a correct handmade officers example I have owned/sold: https://www.fsknife.com/201-10
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Old 17-08-20, 06:10 AM
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Sorry I should have been clearer and said they were worn by officers of 2 Cdo. A few examples:

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/...roome.jpg.html

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/...geViewsIndex=1
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Paul has really answered the question. There are various constructions said to be Officer types - the wartime pattern you want for Officer quality is really of the standard illustrated below - it is the ONLY construction quality I have seen on attributed WW2 OFFICER berets - and is similar to those in both images linked by Paul (Belly)

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Old 17-08-20, 05:01 PM
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Thanks all nice to see the badge worn Paul nice photo's, and Mike lovely to see close up pictures of the badge, you can really see the quality in the badge, I take it these are Silver? Many thanks Billy
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Thanks all nice to see the badge worn Paul nice photo's, and Mike lovely to see close up pictures of the badge, you can really see the quality in the badge, I take it these are Silver? Many thanks Billy
Hi Billy - not marked as such, but yes - in the hand they are superb quality.
There are variants, but this this the quality to look for in my opinion.
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Old 17-08-20, 08:33 PM
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Mike I would be extremely lucky to find such and know it, the one I have found will be a gap filler, all the WW2 S/F is just out of my league! have a bit, but when you see what members have when they do show them is incredulous and nice to see!

Many thanks once again it was nicecseeing your links and advice taken, lovely badge Mike and Roy to have had one in your time you where fortunately! All the best billy
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