Infanterie Sturmabzeichen

The 1st abzeichen in my collection, this zinc example is a " Broken stem" variant by an unknown maker.
Unfortunatly the finish has gone making it hard to say if it was originally a bronze finish or silver.


Another zinc "Broken stem" variant with some interesting features & great detail and silver finish remaining.



A "Broken stem" with uncommon "frosted'' finish, applied after actually removing the "Broken stem" feature, as can be seen clearly on the picture below.


[Finish & features]


A young Obergefreiter wearing the Infanterie Sturmabzeichen on his M43 tunic.
He was also awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class, Woundbadge and Ostfront medal (the cord in the right pocket holds a whistle).