Infantry Assault Badge silver `Sonnderklasse`


Infantry Assault Badge in silver. S.H.u.C.o 41 maker marks. Made in  Europe  using  the original  tools. A  stunning  Museum  quality reproduction with  correct  pin  and maker marked. This item is `Sonnderklasse` see below


Infantry Assault Badge in silver. With narrow pin in silver finish. Hollow backed type. The Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen was a German war badge awarded to Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht Heer soldiers during the Second World War.

Infantry Assault Badge in silver. Historical Information

(Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) was  first introduced  after  the  invasion  of  Poland 1st  sept  1939. It was  the  first  of  the  series  of  war badges  awarded   for   achievements  during  combat.

The  silver  grade  was the first issued 20th  December  1939  following by  the  bronze 1st June 1940.  Both of these  grades  are  equal ,  the  difference being  the based  solely on  the branch of  service. Later in 1940 the  awarded  was  extend  to include medics  aswell as Infantry. The Bronze  grade was   awarded  for motorized/ reconnaissance infantry units and  holds  exactly  the  same  status.

The original design was  by  C. E. Junker of Berlin. It is comprised of  an oval with four oak leaves on each side  and a stylized  bow at the  bottom. To the top is the German  national eagle holding a  swastika in its  claws. To the  centre is a rifle with a fixed bayonet . The reverse hardware  consists  of a  vertical pin system.  the hinge is soldered, riveted  or  crimped into place.  A  variety of combinations  were used. The  same  app;lies  to the  catch  top hold the  pin. Early examples  were often  die stamped in silver  but  soon replaced  by  massive  stamped zinc  based  badges. As  usual the  later examples  were  cast  from kriegsmetal. badges were made of silver-plate and the later ones were made of zinc.

The “bronze” version was actually made of a “metal alloy”.  Many  badges  were unmarked  and named  badges  should not  be taken  as original.  Many companies  were  employed  in  the manufacture of  these  badges. 

The  silver  grade award  regulations  are  as  follows

  • Participated in three assaults
  • On three different days
  • With weapon in hand
  • Broke into enemy positions

SONNDERKLASSE  `special  quality`

Infantry Assault Badge silver `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 reproduction as close to an original as you can get for a fraction of the price.

Additional information

Weight 0.035 kg
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 1 cm