M 1935 Red Army Officer hat badge, 1935 - 1940.
In magnetic steel with brass plating and high quality enamel;
30.7 mm wide. The hammer & sickle emblem is a separate part
attached by wires. In excellent condition, shows practically
no wear and appears to be from unissued stock. The prongs are
intact and fully functional.
This is an original star, with original enamel, not a
reproduction or restoration. Although manufactured prior to
the Patriotic War, this kind of hat badge was in continuous
use throughout the war. Excellent piece to replace broken or
missing example, also a fine stand-alone display item due to
its superior quality and classic WW2 style.
/Borisov, "Breast Badges of the Soviet Armed Forces, 1918 -
1991", fig. 16/.