G9QXX6.1 Army Horseshoer Specialty Insignia with Aluminum Cord Edging

G9QXX6.1 Army Horseshoer Specialty Insignia with Aluminum Cord Edging

This badge was worn on the lower right and denoted that the wearer was a qualified farrier or horseshoer. The twisted cord indicated either an NCO rank, or a senior grade, I’m not positive which.

It measures 2 1/8” in diameter, overall, and consists of a golden yellow horseshoe machine embroidered on a disc of dark green wool felt. The silver twisted cord is applied by hand with nice neat stitches.

Viewed with the horseshoe tips down, there are a few thin areas from moth grazing at about 2 o’clock. These barely show unless you hold it up to a light. It also looks to be missing a few stitches on the left horseshoe tip.

References: "Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army 1933-1945, Volume 2" by John R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht, page 27.

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