Metal insignia for German mountain units, famous Jäger's Edelweiss.
Such emblems were made after the war for the German army. The flower has minor differences from those that were used by the Wehrmacht and the SS. Made of two parts (gold-plated core). High-quality durable coating on the metal.
It is attached to the cloth with metal legs and sewn by the holes in the petals.
Mountain troops were elite units, their training took a lot of time and labor. In addition to the unique elements of uniforms (caps, shoes, pants made of special material), they wore signs with the image of a mountain flower Edelweiss on the uniform.