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The Combat Infantryman Badge

Started by Steve B. , Nov 11 2006 06:51 PM

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#1601 rd12

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:32 PM

I have this one on a late KW era 1st Cav Ike. Thinking its Japanese made? 2-piece

 

Nice badge. I have similar badge, but mine is pinback and in poor condition. First clutchback I've seen in this style. Good that you have it on a uniform, I was never sure of era.

Thanks for sharing.
 



#1602 rd12

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

Here's a badge I have been looking for for quite awhile. I have only ever seen two others. Thin, stamped metal with soldered on pin clasp. Brittle paint that is flaking off.

Cobra6 has pointed out to me that rifle closely resembles the Austrian/German 1895 Mannlicher rifle. The interesting part is the wreath, with oak leaves on one side and laurel on the other.

Something seen on many German badges from WWI and interwar period. I think that this badge is an early occupation piece. It is possible that the maker did not have an actual CIB to copy and this was made from memory or a sketch, hence the improvised rifle and wreath design. Interested to see if anyone has additional information.

 

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:47 AM

Here is a shot of the pin..

 

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#1604 Cobra 6 Actual

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:58 AM

Great looking badge, rd12 ... it cleaned up really nicely, too!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:57 AM

Thanks. You should re-post a pic of yours for comparison.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:35 PM

Here you go, Rd12:

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The back is also identical to yours.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:14 PM

Very cool examples! I would say they are German too based on the pin style...



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

This one's not particularly special - but it is a marking I didn't have. Military Post Suppliers " 1/20 SIL.FLD. M-21.

I have a similar badge marked STERLING M-21. The front is standard GI-issue pattern.

 

 

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:15 AM

Here is a "newer" badge by N.B.I.Co., Nippon Badge & Insignia Company. Earlier, occupation era badges are thinner metal and have very thin plating. This badge is heavier and overall a nicer quality badge. This badge is patterned after a "standard issue" badge and lacks the stylized wreath and rifle of earlier badges.

Earlier examples will be marked on back like this;

 

     N.B.I.Co.

      JAPAN

 

This badge is marked on one line and the "O" is capitalized;

 

    N.B.I.CO.JAPAN

 

I'm guessing this badge is from late 60's - 70's.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:25 AM

That is quite a design and quality improvement on that newer NBI badge, rd12!

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

Very nice RD12, I have a few new CIB additions I need to show in on the thread as well. I am interested in an NBI Co CIB to go along with some DUIs I have if anyone has one available?

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:25 PM

RD12 does a great job adding a his finds here...I haven't posted in a while so here are some back-logged pick ups; outside of the glass, top to bottom, L-R, standard sterling but nice condition, another standard sterling that someone tied the dammits together which I liked, next is "sandcast" VN style CIB, a sterling NS Meyer (no numbered shield), on the right is my thick wreath version 2-piece and finally, an NBI Co CIB. Under the glass is the "copper" colored CIB I picked up about 6 months ago.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:18 AM

Very nice selection there, MilRGRHistory! Those 3-dimensional muskets especially really "pop"!

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:37 AM

Nice! I like how you have them displayed under glass on black, looks good.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:36 AM

Nice! I like how you have them displayed under glass on black, looks good.


C6A and RD12, thanks, the display case I have is a nice vintage piece with sliding glass doors; I always wanted something similar too it but they were always too expensive. The wife found this one at a great price! The cases are actually just small, hobby lobby lifting lid shadow boxes as riker cases won't fit in my display cabinet. I can line 4x across with 4x against the back per shelf. I have a few others with my bullion and embroidered CIBs and a few groupings. The lights are LED light bars from target that I was able to run the cords through the back without damaging the case and just use Velcro to hold them in place. When lit up, I really like how it reflects all that blue!

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

I like the bullion badge 3rd down from the top, in the center column, nice find.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:25 AM

Yeah, I agree with rd12: that bullion one is NICE. (Although, honestly, there are no 'dogs' in that display.)

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:25 AM

Nice Vietnam war era in country made CIB on a new jungle jacket addition to my collection. 

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

That's a slightly different design than most of the Vietnam-made, subdued cloth CIBs that I've seen, 63 RECON. I think it is the fact that the rectangle surrounding the musket doesn't have a black border. Thanks for posting!

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

Bullion on what looks to be shirt wool- this is on a WW2 85th ID ike, so I assume Italian made(?)

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

That's a slightly different design than most of the Vietnam-made, subdued cloth CIBs that I've seen, 63 RECON. I think it is the fact that the rectangle surrounding the musket doesn't have a black border. Thanks for posting!

 

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That is weird right, but on close examination, the musket and wreath, including it seems the jump wings below it, looks like Black wool, and hand embroidered, the rectangle seems machine embroidered, perhaps this is one of those cases where that lousy quality Black cotton thread was used, and typical, it hasn't held it's dye and faded out.



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

You're probably right, patches ... at the best of times the sewing quality of many -- or, perhaps, most -- Vietnam-made patches left alot to be desired.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:49 PM

Bullion on what looks to be shirt wool- this is on a WW2 85th ID ike, so I assume Italian made(?)

 

I would agree - Italian made.
 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

Nice Vietnam war era in country made CIB on a new jungle jacket addition to my collection. 

 

Here's a very similar badge from my collection - the border is machine embroidered (and faded) while the rifle and wreath are hand embroidered.

 

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:33 PM

Nice rd12, that's great seeing another one the same.




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