Imperial Japanese Navy Arsenal Long Service Badge 2

Continuing yesterday’s post, here are a couple more Navy Arsenal Long Service Badges.

This is the Sasebo Arsenal badge, bronze version:

And the reverse:

And the original paulonia wood case:

The box lid inscription reads ‘Long Service Merit Badge.’

The Sasebo badge and yesterday’s Yokosuka badge are official Navy-issued badges. However, I also found this badge labeled ‘Kure Arsenal 10-Year Service Badge.’ I am not sure if it is an official Navy badge or not. It may be an earlier (or later) model or it may be a locally-issued badge.

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