Anti Partisan badge in Gold `Sonnderklasse`
Anti Partisan badge In Gold `Sonnderklasse` . The Bandenkampfabzeichen which translates as gang fighting badge was instituted on 30th januray 1944. It was issued in three grades, bronze, silver and gold and issued as a SS and Polizei award but members of the Heer receive it. On the 25th August 1944 Himmler declared the gold grade would be personally awarded to the recipient by himself. The amount of gold grades issued was approx 10 making this possibly the rarest Third Reich award.
Foreign troops were also eligible for the award providing there swore an oaf of allegiance to Adolf Hitler. Later In 1944 the award was expanded to include not combat personnel were involved in actions, for example railway crews attacked by `
The award regulations were..
-Bronze 20 deployment days
-Silver 50 deployment days
-Gold 100 deployment days
SONNDERKLASSE `special quality`
Anti Partisan badge In Gold `Sonnderklasse`. All sonnderklasse badges are made in Europe. Many of these badges are made using the original moulds (or remakes of them) and tools which were bought from the factories when they closed, mostly in the 1960`s and 70`s. Even some of the original flaws have being preserved to gain the highest level of authenticity. The old metals like nickel and zinc and kriegsmetal are not really possible to recreate so metals of similar properties and weights are used. All pins and catches are accurate for each badge and made using the original tools. They are also very strong. These are museum quality reproductions as close to an original as you can get for a fraction of the price.