Officer's Panzer Schirmmuetze and EM/NCO Panzer M38
I am posting these of behalf of a friend who is looking to purchase these items. I am not experienced when it comes to hats, but I am concerned about their authenticity. The eagle on the schirmmuetze looks reapplied and the cap is for an enlistedman and is missing the soutache. These caps are coming in a set with an M40 tunic which can be found here: M40 Tunic for a Panzer Oberfeldwebel
I apologize for the poor quality photos. These are the ones he was able to send me on short notice. If you need better ones, I can take some myself tomorrow night.
02-01-2015 05:24 PM
I am not a field cap savant, but I think the grey cap is a stinker, as much as I see here. You should weigh it, also, in contrast to an authentic cap.
A field cap should be very light.
This is like a feather.
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Its armor cousin is for sale for about three times what I paid for this one.
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Hi FB, thanks for your reply. Kind of sad to see Erich sell off that beautiful collection.
The key with the field cap, of course, is the material of the cap band/frame.
A real field cap is fold able, bend able, with a non rigid material, i.e. buckram or Leimleinen or such.
Fb has summed it up nicely, they are both stinkers IMO so I would advise your friend to run,run run away !
Thanks Tony! I have sent him the link to this thread and have advised him to stay away from these.
That general staff cap is very attractive and certainly one to be proud of. Thank you, as always, for sharing.