Lets face it, you are never going to own one of Rommels caps. His family are still in possestion of most of his items and one cap is owned by a Museum in USA, although there is doubt over its authenticity.
So the next best thing is a high quality imitation cap. This is what we call a 'reproine' - A combination of Reproduction & Genuine parts, to produce Rommel's Peaked Cap.
The Schirmmutzen hat is reproduction but made in Germany by the EREL owned company. We are the Worldwide dealers for aged EREL caps produced in Germany.
It is a super German Generals cap, made of top quality material and in the same method and materials as the originals. In aged condition it is difficult to tell does not date from WW2.
We have made up this cap to look exactly like Erwin Rommel's 'The Desert Fox' and defender of Normandy. It is a Generals cap with gold braid, top quality materials and gold chinstrap, all suitably aged. Leather liner, vulkanfibre peak (with top & bottom showing age cracking) and celluloid head liner are some of the outstanding features.
The eagle and wreath are early war silver (alloy). These are original WW2 Eagle and Wreath and will stand up to any test of originality!
In addition we have added genuine British WWII gas Goggles Mark II as used by Rommel and seen on many WW2 period pictures of him in Africa whilst commanding the Deutsches Afrikakorps - DAK.
The story goes that they were given to him by a British prisoner as a gift to thank him for retrieving his stolen cap. The prisoner was Major General Michael Gambier-Parry, of the 2nd Armoured Division. The goggles are now housed in a museum dedicated to Rommel in Herrlingen, Germany, alongside one of his caps.
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