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    Skijager Badge

    I know these are reproduced at great length...but this one seems to mirror other examples I have seen discussed over the years as the only authentic type without a separately applied ski...I think it has a chance. Opinions?
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    I believe it’s a good one. Jim

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      #3
      There is no documentary photo with such a sign. I think it 's post-war production.
      Yours faithfully!
      Yury

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        #4
        Originally posted by Stive View Post
        There is no documentary photo with such a sign. I think it 's post-war production.
        You mean like these.
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          Badge is a good one

          Originally posted by jacquesf View Post
          You mean like these.
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            #6
            Original badge , no problem .
            Of course it did exist but most of the pics showing the Skijäger are with the initial
            "local made" badge in wear , made in 2 pieces .
            I kept 2 versions of the "industrial" production found throughout the years ,thinking
            them to be original .
            The upper one is made of zinc and of a fine production, like the traditionnal Jäger badges found .
            The lower one is made of iron and of a more "blurry" production : like yours .
            Nick
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              #7
              Yes as mentioned above, this is the original type that attracts a magnet. Stamped metal.
              Collecting Nebeltruppe-Smoke Troops Items and Post-War Unit Histories

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                #8
                Herewith a custom made piece on a custom made M43 cap.

                The badge that started the thread looks indeed like a nice original IMO.
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                Last edited by Zauberflöte; 05-13-2020, 10:35 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jacquesf View Post
                  You mean like these.
                  I mean the badge where the oak leaves are stamped with the skis. Oak leaves with overhead skis have long been known and there is no doubt.
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                  Yours faithfully!
                  Yury

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                    #10
                    Thanks gents. It isn't mine, I am thinking of picking it up. What are the price ranges of these stamped types?

                    You guys are killing me with some of the two-pieces here! Some real beauties

                    Besides the 1st Skijager Division, were these worn by anyone else? I'm wondering if these could be considered more a divisional badge than your typical Jager/Gebirgsjager crest

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Brig View Post
                      ...Besides the 1st Skijager Division, were these worn by anyone else? I'm wondering if these could be considered more a divisional badge than your typical Jager/Gebirgsjager crest
                      To my believe these would only have been worn by the 1.Ski Jäger Div., or it should be that also the four created Hochgebirgsjäger battalions were allowed to wear the special badges?

                      Since the Division (i.e. Brigade) was created not earlier then in late 1943 and the special insignia only in the autumn of 1944, not many would have reached the troops. Subsequently many were local made if worn at all.

                      Herewith a specimen of the rare to find sleeve badge, especially when actually worn.
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                        #12
                        It would be very interesting to see at least one documentary photo with a sleeve patch..
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                        Yours faithfully!
                        Yury

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                          #13
                          Yury, that is a great pic. J

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                            #14
                            Indeed a cool image! I as well, would be very interested to see a period photograph with the sleeve badge in wear.

                            I think their combination of uniforms is always fascinating; field grey wraps often worn together with FJ helmets and specialist GJ camo garments.
                            Last edited by Zauberflöte; 05-14-2020, 07:26 AM.

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                              #15
                              The last German veteran that I knew living in my town was a Ski Jager. I gave him a copy of Georg Gunter's book on Ski-Jager and then talked to him after he read it. He indicated that they knew there was a sleeve patch design but that he never saw it in wear within the Ski battalions or division. He said they only had the hat devices, which were at first made at the unit level and later the issue versions were available. He said if the sleeve badge was worn he said it maybe was "in the the rear units by instructors" but they were "too busy fighting the war to worry about patches." He said most people in the unit wore the normal Jager patch or GJ sleeve patches if they had earned them which was more valued than the Jager badges for prestige.
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