02-25-2015 09:02 AM
I'm afraid .........as FB would put it "A stinker for sure"
It's a repro.
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Thank you - that's much appreciated!
I agree with John. One further comment:
Just look at the word what should be as Hersteller!!
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
very poor copy.just a tip,i think FB mentioned this the other day ,dont compare to the fakes,compare to originals..cause they wont change
Sorry to write that my colleagues are correct. This cap is a fake, and of a kind I have not seen before.
Please look here.
Allgemeine SS Visor Cap
a real black SS cap for an officer of the later type is for sale on Peter Jenkins' SSBW website.
a real black SS cap of the 1935/6 make is for sale on the Shea site. The ruptured duck in Massachusetts, USA.
also look in this thread. What defines an "early" SS cap?
I specialize in this kind of thing and have included a lot of material not found elsewhere in the internet.
In future, before you buy an item of this kind, ask us here.
Also, our master Wim, who commented above, is the real expert and his wonderful books on Nazi caps contain much splendid material that costs far less than the purchase of a fake cap.