welcome to the forum.
Out of interest how did you come by the hat ?
I bought the hat at a firearms auction in the US.
It was part of the Van Norden Collection i guess, since at the auction they were selling his extensive german small arms collection.
I bought over a dozen hats, among them the ss visor, a ss feldmütze, a Herman Meyer, a DAK tropical hat for General, for officer and 3 others for enlisted men.
I am not sure if the SS visors is authentic, hoping that it is.. There are so may fakes out there.
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Thanks for the heads up.. Luckily I did not pay much for the hat.. You win some you lose some.
That said its a beautiful hat and will place well in my stylish but fake section of my collection.. Haha..
This part of my collection seems to keep growing as I accumulate new items only to find out that they are not authentic.
Once I discover a fake, I don't have the heart to pawn it off and the world is a better place putting the item in my hall of shame instead of in the marketplace tricking some other poor bastard. :-)
Stoney has given the best advice on this cap already, sorry it was not a real one !
If you need help with anything before you buy this is the place to ask, lots of people are willing to help if they can.
Good luck in your collecting.