Extremely rare Israeli Army General Staff ("Matkal" - 'Mateh Clalli') member breast pin, circa. 1948-50. Small metal pin bearing the emblem of the IDF's General Staff: about 2cm high and 1cm wide; weight: 1.20 gram; with soldiered safety pin on reverse; not maker marked. The pin may have been worn on the breast pocket flap or on the collar of an army shirt.
The General Staff emblem is comprised of the pre-State "Haganah" military force's insignia of a sword intertwined with an olive branch (which later became the symbol of the IDF's officer training course) surmounted by a frame of two olive branches. In the early 1950's this emblem became a larger sized insignia worn on visored hats and berets. In excellent condition, with very light wear but exhibiting full detail and some luster.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה סיכות סיכה יחידות יחידה שירות חולצה חולצות דרגה דרגות תג תגיות צה"ל צה"לי צבא