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Panzer Visor hat

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    I recently purchased this hat and im not sure if its a real original or a very elaborate reproduction

    full front view of the hat

    side view of the hat

    back view of the hat

    inside view of the hat the leather brim inside is very dry and crack and the actual visor is made out of leather instead of the standard material

    the makers mark


    this is weird its all around the hat too looks like it was poorly stiched which leads me to believe if this is an original that it was converted from a standard visor into a crusher cap

    hard to see in this picture but there is a removed eagle with swastika from this hat

    REALLY hard to see in this incredibly out of focus picture but there appears to also be the outline of a removed totenkopf on this hat

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    Hi, Richtofen. I believe it is a replica.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Im thinking the same Steve, mainly due to the cloth, before going to the insides

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    Sorry this is indeed a fake made by Janke some years ago.

    Janke is a German Company who make replica caps and uniforms. They have been around over 25 years. Some caps were made with a few original parts, such as lining and chinstraps taken from original but trashed items or bought from old tailors shops. These were re-cycled into their fakes. Nowadays their caps use all new materials. Many of there caps feature makers marks, some of which were original period makers, while others are complete fantasy fabrications.

    Original cap badges were used by them in the early days before prices exploded to today's record levels. In fact if you are lucky it is possible to pick up one of their old fakes for the price of less than the cap insignia is worth. (They did the same with uniforms too). Due to (original) SS cap badges being very expensive they do a trick. Take a fake badge. Place it on the cap and spray the whole thing with cold tea. Take off the badge and you are left with a ghost impression of where it once sat, leaving a clean area. Another trip is to place a heavy weight on a metal badge to leave an impression on the cap.

    Please try and obtain a refund.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    good information ade thank you

    tom

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    Hi Tom, glad to help.

    Have a look here at my friend James Brown's online shop. I have known James many years. He is a dealer, collector and re-enactor.

    James runs this business as a sideline to selling original items. These are on a separate site to his main shop. I think you will find it intersting?

    Online Shop

    Look at the quality.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    wow some of those jankes are amazing if only they were the full monty at that price the GFP NCO Peaked Cap looks stunning only the insignia on it makes me think fake he really was a good faker

    tom

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    Still in business Tom. He will even make things to custom order if he knows you....

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    you mean he is still making fakes he must be very old now...

    tom

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    Hi Tom, no the business was taken over by the Son I believe.

    Cheers, Ade.
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