Minesweeper War Badge by 3.49 Unkown Maker "AS in triangle" - unknown producer from Gablonz
The tombak version is always unmarked.
– Karneth Design – Varition 1.
It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been gold gilded and silver washed.
The oval shaped obverse depicts an explosion coming out of the water, this is below a Kriegsmarine eagle (with out-stretched wings, clutching a swastika within its talons), which is surrounded by an oak leaf and acorn wreath that is tied together on the bottom.
The reverse of the badge shows the tombak; soldered block hinge, 25% of the square catch and a wide coke bottle shaped pin.
The unique eagle head and details throughout are nice
It measures approximately 2 3/16 inches high by 1 ¾ inches wide.
See Vol. 1 page 394 of Weber & Skora’s “The Kriegsmarine Awards” book.
A fine piece.