Early Israeli Army metal cap badge, 1948-50. The badge is curved, and was worn on the army's first type of hat, the so-called 'Hitelmacher' hat (see item 0110004). There are two prongs on the reverse which would have held the badge to the hat. The badge also has a contoured piece of red velvet fastened to it - this gave the badge a more visible and ceremonial appearance on the hat. A fine piece of Israeli militaria - a rare instance of investment in solid metal insignia for the military, and a rare piece overall. Not maker-marked. In VF condition as most of the rough finish on the surface has been worn smooth - but also a sure sign of actual usage.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה סמלי סמל כובע ברט סיכות סיכה יחידות יחידה שירות זרוע אגף פיקוד צה"ל צה"לי צבא