Waffen SS shoulder straps are not solid black cloth in construction, feld grau cloth to the underside is fine.
So your id is correct.
These are rather odd: "fat" piping and very shoddy construction. These do not say "real" to me.
Thanks, Ade. These came straight out of the estate of a 101st vet and were not sullied by the hands of anyone else. Vet was with a POW interrogation team (IPW Team 9).
Other bring backs included the items below. I'm adding this info only because based on the provenance, I'm certain these straps are real. The only other scenario would be the vet picked them up later, however based on my opinion regarding the authenticity of the other items, I'm leaning towards the former.
I would appreciate your further opinion as well as that of others as I will eventually be selling these items on the forum.
I agree with ade the shoulderboards look strange dosent mean there not period just not textbook.
The LAH cyphers look fine and original,so does the rest of the ss isignia you have posted.
I agree. The rest are certainly fine.
If you had showed me the shoulder straps alone, sans slip on's I would have rejected them out of hand....
Thanks, Gentlemen! I should have included the other information/items when I made the original post to add context. I know enough to get me in trouble and just assumed they were one-lookers.