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A Third Reich Breast Eagle you may have never seen

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I don't think the wreath/swastika on the KM eagle was originally silver. The different qualities of bullion wire used have degraded differently and the original gilt finish on the wreath/swas has faded.

Use of different grades of wire and mixtures of wire / cellon thread is quite common on Kriegsmarine eagles.

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Thank you so much for this informed response. I am a dagger guy but occasionally I run across bargains too cheap to resist. I am pretty confident on many braided items but this Kriegsmarine piece presented differently to me. Best wishes for your continued collecting and publications.

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