Attractive, 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber' (or: silver-class panzer assault badge or PAB) being a neat zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) version (of the so-called: 'horizontal-crimp'-variant) as was procuced by the: 'Steinhauer & Lück'-company
This is an attractive - and I deem just minimally used ie. worn - so-called: 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber' (or: silver-class panzer assault badge or PAB) being a neat non-maker-marked- and typical zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based specimen (of the so-called: 'horizontal-crimp'-variant) that was procuced by the: 'Steinhauer & Lück'-company-company and that comes in an overall very nice- (and I deem just minimally used- ie. worn-), condition. The badge on offer here concerns an (I deem somewhat later-war-period-) zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based specimen that truly retains most of its (bright) silver-toned finish: moreover, does this piece show nice pronounced detail and/or finish as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). The badge is just a tiny bit dirty ie. stained- and tarnished as mentioned above. As stated above, is the piece a non-maker-marked example that shows the various characteristics - such as for example the typically-shaped- and 'horizontally- crimped' pin-set-up and typical catch(set-up) - as only seen on PABs as produced by the: 'Steinhauer & Lück'- (ie. 'S&L'-) -company based in the town of Lüdenscheid: it deals with a so-called: 'solid-zinc, horizontal crimp set-up'-pattern award (as is uniquely numbered with the reference-number: '1.4.9.' according to the excellent reference-work entitled: 'The Panzer-Assault badge of WWII' by my Belgian friend Philippe de Bock). The neat piece - which is quite pronounced - naturally shows all the details as to be expected for a badge by this particular maker. It was found as such at a German private-household and was never before part of a collection. Simply a nice and honest, silver-class 'horizontal-crimped'-variant PAB by the: 'Steinhauer & Lück'-company and that comes in an overall nice and fully untouched condition!