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I cannot speak for its age, but the bird looks "trenched".... nice!

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beautiful Model 1908 pre-WWI pattern enlisted dress emblem, beautifully 'trenched'

 

Trenching discussed here... http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=7769

Model 1908s... http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...p?showforum=582

 

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-Brig
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Thanks for the help. I had never heard of a trench EGA.

it's a term I've only ever heard applied to EGA's...derived from 'trench art'. It was a common practice on ship rather than in the trenches, as the name implies. One could build a whole collection based solely on trenched emblems, though I don't know of anyone who specifically collects only trenched. I have a few trenched examples in my collection, and have honestly given thought to more actively collecting them. Trenching ranges from the simple, such as upturning the wings or bending the anchor flukes, to the complicated, such as yours, that involves stipling the globe or completely rearranging the emblem. I once read that the practice is believed to have started simple, that each 'dot' stamped into the globe was to represent a country visited during service, but obviously that didn't last, as stipled ones tend to have stipling covering the entire water

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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