Felix Weissbach in Glachau im Sachsen. This is an earlier version of the Sonderanfertigung cap which they made in numbers. Mr. Chris Stonemint is a fan of such a maker. This cap was retailed by the RZM. Obviously someone's extra cap that endured the ravages of time. Is it for sale?
This species of black tag is also faked, of course, but this piece strikes me as quite real. Others of the Felix Weissbach Sonderanfertigung black SS caps were wrongly damned by certain collectors, which is quite a pity. This issue further reflects the draw backs and limitations of the cyber gurus on the internet making mistakes, which they then never retract and correct.
Outstanding example! The RZM stencil on the label is of a style I've never seen before but have no reason to doubt it. Erzatz leather chinstrap?
PSS Ben, we also need to press on with the alternate thread idea, as well. The silence is not an appropriate response, either.
Thanks to mgalat for posting this nice piece.
I will do my upmost to get the other issue moving.
I was asked my opinion of this other black cap recently. I think it's relevant due to it's Tellerform style crown which is similar to thread cap. I advised the questioner that it was another fine example. I hope my advice was accurate because believe it or not, we, the collectors being asked, do take our responsibilities very seriously and why sometimes it can get to be too much pressure.
Thanks for sharing.
PS"Textbook" in this connection is misleading, because the earlier caps with the flat crowns were equally as regulation for their given period. However, our point in the Muetzenfabrik thread is that the regulations were broken as much as followed.....