Austrian Hungarian FJI Edelweiss (Edelweiß) WW1 Cap Badge - Aged
Aged condition Edelweiss Cap Badge worn by the Austria-Hungary (Austro-Hungarian), Mountain troops during WWI. Made from cloth and bullion.
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 badge is 48mm tall and 28mm wide. It is made from very fine grade gold and silver coloured bullion on a green cloth background. It is suspected these were made for the collars of mountain troops insignia and also used on the mountain cap. Our version is pretty much an exact copy and taken from an original!
The last few product pictures show our aged version worn on a mountain cap and a comparison between our new and aged badge.