Bronze in zinc - attributed to the maker W. Deumer-Lüdenscheid
The bronze version of the Infantry Assault badge was introduced on the 1st June 1940 for award to members of the motorized infantry (panzer troops)
Otto Schickle - Pforzheim
Generally called 'Schickle/Mayer' badges, by the collecting community, due to the head of the Präsidialkanzlei, Dr. Otto Meissner, signing a decree, in June 1941, stating that the firm of Otto Schickle was prohibited from the manufacture and trade of orders and medals founded after January 1933....the reasons remain unclear.
Schickle, however, were allowed to sell off certain parts of their leftover stock and the firm of B.H Mayer was one of the purchasers at a later LDO supervised sale.
An example of an early hollow die-stamped Infantry Assault Badge, in nickel silver plated tombak (with round wire catch)
An example of an early hollow die-stamped Infantry Assault Badge, in nickel silver plated tombak (with sheet metal catch)
C.E Juncker - Berlin
Die stamped in nickel silver, one of the most desirable examples of the Infantry Assault Badge by Carl Eduard Juncker - Berlin
Document for the Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
Silver Infantry Assault Badge in wear
Infantry Assault Badge lapel pins for civilian attire - Bronze and Silver