Gold Wound Badge Tombak By Karl Wild With Presentation Case

A WW2 Gold Wound Badge By Karl Wild (Verwundetenabzeichen), constructed in tomak and retains all its gilt finish with nice patina.   The reverse of the gold wound badge is unmarked but attributed to Karl Wild, Hamburg complete with vertical pin with a soldered hinge and catch. The exterior of the presentation case is covered in black leatherette with press button catch and the base is marked ‘B.H. Mayer, Pforzheim’. Inside the case is linned with white rayon material and the base is covered in felt. The gold wound badge is in mint condition, and the case has a few minor scratches otherwise in good condition.


Product ID: 10694


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Gold Wound Badge

The German Gold Wound Badge (Verwundetenabzeichen)1939 was a military decoration that was first instituted on the 3rd March 1918 during World War I.

Between the world wars, the Wound Badge was awarded to members of the German armed forces who fought during the Spanish Civil War, 1938-39 that received combat-related injuries.

During 1939 – 1945 the Wounded Badge was adopted by Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, and the SS including civilians who received wounds from Allied Bombings or hostile action.

The Wound Badge was awarded in three grades black, silver, and gold.  The black wounded badge 3rd Class was awarded to individuals who were wounded 1 – 2 times, Silver 2nd Class 3 – 4 times, and the Gold Wound Badge 1st Class was sometimes awarded posthumously or for Injuries, or more sustained through hostilities.

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