Karl Wurster

Gravieranstalt
Egerstrasse 3
Markneukirchen

  • LDO Number :-
  • Number of the Präsidialkanzlei : 18
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for Insignia and Badges : M1/34
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for „Tagungs- und Veranstaltungsabzeichen“ : M9/40
  • Number of the Reichszeugmeisterei for „NSDAP Dienstzeitmedaillen“ : M11/15

 

Other proven, produced badges during the second world war :

  • General Assault Badge
  • Panzer Assault Badge

 

The heavy, massive non-ferrous metal variant should probably be the first manufactured production here. These pieces are also the only known massive variants of non-ferrous metal, which there are infantry assault badges (except the massive Cupal pieces in Vienna and Steinhauer and Lück design).

Rarer, however, are the later „brothers“ made of zinc, which were first provided with the „w“ and later with the „KWM“ logo.

The latter are so extremely rare that only a few specimens are known and thus occupy the third place of the rarest, marked infantry assault badge. The material was so bad at the end of the war, that the few existing copies are usually in very poor condition and have almost „Bodenfund“ character. However, this can also be related to a hoard from the boiler of „Cherkassy“. This would be an indication that the production of the KWM marked pieces had to take place before the half-year 1944.  

Highly sought after by collectors and therefore not frequently found on the market, they are among the highest-traded pieces.