Waffen SS Panzer Officers Cap Pink Piping Gaberdine - Aged
This cap has been made to replicate one worn during the period where coloured cap piping was authorised and is made from fine grade gaberdine. The Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler authorised the wear of colour piped waffenfarbe for a brief six months period in 1940. Coloured waffenfarbe was continued to be worn throughout the war contrary to regulations that were seldom enforced particularly during front line service.
The insignia is museum quality and both eagle and death heads skull insignia show medium wear. It is a size 57 and we recommend this as a display piece and not for wear. Treat it like an original.
The leather sweat band is in excellent condition and the celluloid sweat protector has a shows light age colouring. There are light wear stains on the inside with some darker areas.
The pink piping is lightly dirty but still bright looking. The leather peak, has many small age cracks & marks with a disfigured circle on the right hand side. There is some age related dust in places. There are small amounts of wear and discolouration to the velvet outer headband.
A genuine Waffen SS Panzer Officers crusher cap in this condition will easily go for thousand's of pounds, which is out of the price range of most average collectors if one ever did come on the market. This one looks the part and is at a snip of a price.
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