It was used in the Soviet Army from January 1943 to 1955 for wearing on the tabs and shoulder boards of the full dress military uniform.
Nowadays it is an element of the uniform Russian Cossacks.
The pin badge is a relief image of two crossed swords imposed over an inverted horseshoe.
The pin badge is made of anodized aluminum.
The pin badge is fastened with a clamper (or “the barbs”).
The crossed swords symbolize great military battles.
The horseshoe is a symbol of good luck and happiness.