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Fake cap, are my assumptions correct?

Article about: Hi guys, I saw this cap and thought it was most likely fake. I tried to figure out what I think is wrong with it, are my assumptions correct? Is this is an original Heer Infantry cap that ha

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    Default Fake cap, are my assumptions correct?

    Hi guys, I saw this cap and thought it was most likely fake. I tried to figure out what I think is wrong with it, are my assumptions correct?

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    Is this is an original Heer Infantry cap that has had it's green backing replaced with black to pretend to be SS? I see that the waffenfarbe is askew and there are no indentations on the black fabric where a totenkopf would have been sitting. Also the stitching surrounding the black fabric is super low budget IMO. If so, what a bummer, it was kind of a nice, though salty Heer Schirmmütze, I almost wish I could restore it.

    Thanks,
    Eddie

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    From first glance the piping has either come loose for whatever reason or something has been replaced leaving the odd miss-mash of parts. I personally don't like it, just because something looks salty and period doesn't mean it is; there are very good fakes out there which can age it like something from the 1930's in a day. However I am more inclined to believe it has tried to be repaired/replaced with some stuff and has ended up like this.

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    Ha! Shows what I know, this cap went for $2,500! Either someone who knows more about caps than I do got a good deal on an SS Schirm, or someone got royally hosed with some junk!

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    Doesn't look ss quality IMO I mean look at the piping at the top it doesn't even meet properly??

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    Looks like a put together/frankenstien to me if you look at the band it appears to be poorly added and poor material, junk to me

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    Yes, your assumptions are 100% correct.
    NEC SOLI CEDIT

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    Thanks for the replies guys, seems like someone got totally hosed!

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