Original German WWII Bronze Grade Infantry Assault Badge with Packet by Josef Feix & Söhne

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Available. Called in German a Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen, this excellent condition early war genuine badge is constructed of bronzed zinc.

Consisting of an oval shaped oak wreath in bronzed zinc, with a German national eagle clutching a swas on the top, with a bow-tie at the base; diagonally across the badge is a Karabiner 98k with the bayonet attached to the front of the barrel and the carrying sling hanging from the rifle; the reverse plain; with a vertical round wire pinback, a crimped ball hinge, and a crimped flat wire catch; marked JFS for Josef Feix & Söhne on the reverse; measuring 48.38 mm (w) x 61.71 mm (h); inexcellent condition.

Also included is the original paper packet which reads Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen Bronze across the front and the reverse is marked Josef Feix Söhne Gablonz / Reisse.

In overall excellent condition, this early war produced badge with original paper packet is very rare and ready to display!

The Infantry Assault Badge (German: Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) was a German war badge awarded to Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht Heer soldiers during the Second World War. This decoration was instituted on 20 December 1939 by the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch. It could be awarded to members of non-motorized Infantry units and units of the Gebirgsjäger that had participated in infantry assaults, with light infantry weapons, on at least three separate days of battle in the front line on or after 1 January 1940. When a counter offensive led to fighting, it could also apply. Award of the Infantry Assault Badge was authorized at regimental command level.

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