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    I had a question about fluted visors - how common of a period feature were they, especially on leather visors such as the one below?

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    SK--they are uncommon to find, and are always on 1-piece leather visors.
    Erel used fluted visors on some of their pre-war visors.

    Unfortunately, fluted visors are common to Jankes with leather visors.
    The other problem area is that Bundesmarine visors had them as well, but I have yet to see a genuine KM that did.
    As a result, some collectors get "skittish" over fluted visors, but there are genuine examples.
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    Here is a 2-piece visor by Erel with a fluted underside:
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    Here is an Erel crusher with a 1-piece leather fluted visor:
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    Forgive my lack of knowledge, but what is a "fluted visor?" I'm not familiar with that particular term...
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    HG crusher with a fluted visor:
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    look at the underside of the peak Glenn ,you will see its got lines in it. as opposed to smooth.

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    Great, thanks for those images Chris!

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    A corrugated or Corduroy style of finish to the underside of a visored cap visor.
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    Yes, correct. The purpose behind the fluting was to make it more bendable (sideways) and to avoid cracking. At the same time, it gave structural support when picking up the cap (or taking it off one's head).

    Obviously, it added time and expense to make such a feature, which is probably why it was not as widespread during the TR as compared to the Weimar era.
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