WW1 Austrian Kaiserschützen Regiment No. 1 Cap Badge
Cap Badge worn by the Austria-Hungary (Austro-Hungarian), Army 1st Mountain Regiment during and after WW1.
This badge is perfect for:
- Reenactors & Living History.
- Comparison against originals
- Replicating or repairing an Austrian/Hungarian WWI Cap
- Mountain & Army Collectors
- Badge Collectors
- Gifts & Commemorations
Austria-Hungary, often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy, was a constitutional monarchy and great power in Central Europe between 1867 and 1918. It was formed with the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, and was dissolved following its defeat in the First World War.
The 1st regiment served in Generalmajor Ludwig Goiginger's 122.Landwehr-Infanterie-Brigade.
The badge is 34mm in diameter and 4mm thick. Its is made of brass/bronze and has a clasp pin on the reverse. The words 'Victory or Dead in Alpine Red' are engraved on the outside edge the motto of the 1st Regiment. The badge was designed by the War painter Hans Bertle and was finished in several different finishes.
The last bright brass/bronze picture demonstrates what you can do with the distressed version - just polish it with fine wire wool to get a lovely bright finish!