Original German WWII Silver Grade 1941 dated Infantry Assault Badge by Sohni Heubach & Co.
Original Items: Only One Available. Called in German a Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber, this genuine badge is constructed of silvered zinc. Over time, the silver oxidizes, and wears off, so they appear dark gray, as this example does.
The design consists of an oval oak wreath tied together at the base via a ribbon, with a national eagle clutching a mobile swas, with a vertically oriented Karabiner 98k with the bayonet attached to the front of the barrel and the carrying sling hanging from the rifle superimposed on the wreath. The reverse of the award is maker marked and dated S.H.u.Co. / 41, for 1941 manufacture by maker Sohni Heubach & Co. of Oberstein, Germany. The back also features a vertical pinback, an integrated hinge, and an integrated catch. It measures 47.72 mm (w) x 62.37 mm (h) with a weight of 34.7 grams.
In overall very good condition, 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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