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This badge does not match the one in Torpedo Los, obverse looks OK, reverse hardware not typical. I am not sure if this badge is good or not or if we can even make a call on it unless it has shown up elsewhere as a period variation.

If I had to make a call, I would have to say it is authentic as I see nothing really that jumps out reflecting otherwise. The recessed catch looks too complicated for most fakes IMO.

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This badge does not match the one in Torpedo Los, obverse looks OK, reverse hardware not typical. I am not sure if this badge is good or not or if we can even make a call on it unless it has shown up elsewhere as a period variation.

If I had to make a call, I would have to say it is authentic as I see nothing really that jumps out reflecting otherwise. The recessed catch looks too complicated for most fakes IMO.

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John

Interesting piece. I'd agree we can't write it off based on the images here. Could be a genuine variant, but I'm not impressed by the quality. Note the tip of the eagles beak is missing. Recessed catches are done on the fake U-Boat Clasps so its not beyond the fakers to do this but I guess it would have to be considered a possible genuine variant at this stage.

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