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    Post by gdclark on Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:29 am

    Afghan made Combat Infantryman's Badge %3Ca%20href=Afghan made Combat Infantryman's Badge P1160015" />Afghan made Combat Infantryman's Badge %3Ca%20href=Afghan made Combat Infantryman's Badge P1160012" />Thought I would share this. This is a Kabul Made CIB with Lapis in the background to represent the Inf Blue. Sorry about the formatting. Still trying to figure this out. lol.
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    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:33 pm

    Great badge! Thanks for showing. How did they get the Lapis in the background? Or is it artificial Lapis Lazuli? And what does OMID stand for?

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    Post by Bagman6 on Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:52 pm

    Nice piece Dave.


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    Post by Zeked on Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:36 pm

    First I have seen of a badge like this. Man that is just great - really appreciate you sharing this one as I bet most members have not seen an example before. Clete
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    Post by gdclark on Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:45 am

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    Fred,

    From my conversation with the jeweler; it is real Lapis, hopefully this close up will help. You can see the carving marks. Lapis is ground up and used to make the color Ultramarine so I am SWAGing that this is a similar process. The picture is not that great but in the sunlight you can see gold flecks of iron pyrite in it.

    I asked him to mark the back with the jeweler's name; I had five of these made and there three different names on the backs. The other are hand engraved, almost in script. We had some guys getting their CIBs awarded and we thought these would be a little bit cooler to pin on than the issued ones.

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    Post by Zeked on Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:24 am

    If I had not seen it from the guy who had them made up I probably would not have believed it was a real piece. Again thanks for sharing this with us. Clete
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    Post by msmith275 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:42 am

    David, you continue to amaze me at the stuff you find. This is so cool. Can't wait to see up close! Mark
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    Post by kriegsmodell on Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:55 pm

    Outstanding!


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    Post by Torch03 on Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:11 pm

    Really cool, thanks for sharing this with us!

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