Brunswick Traditions Badge - Aged #3
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This is our aged version of the Brunswick badge, used prior to WW1, during WW1 and into WW2. It is a early private purchase version known as the 'round eyes' version.
In 1912, the Braunschweig pattern Totenkopf was awarded to the Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regt. Nr.92. Prior to this it was also worn by Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regt. Nr.17 (Brunswick Hussar Regiment 17 - Cavalry Regiment).
The Braunschweig pattern Totenkopf came in two different patterns: a flat issued pattern and a three dimensional private purchase pattern. There were several numerous versions of the flat badge and numerous versions of the private purchase badge.
In WW2 the badge was worn by various units of Infantry regiment 17 and by some units of the Reiter-regiment 13 and all units of the 41'st Cavalry regiment from the 4th Cavalry Division.
The badge we are offering is an early version of the private purchase Brunswick badge. It is made of heavy metal and finished in silver wash coating. It is copied from an original and is of museum quality, with three attachment pins just like the originals.
This is the 'round eye' version, as mentioned earlier, there were several similar versions. It was worn on German WW1 & WW2 Caps and Schirmmütze.