You see the officer's and the enlisted badge in what I have included.
I do not follow these, though I owned such items in the 1970s.
great post the both of you.
Based on your picture on the other site, the Totenschaedel is plainly an alu woven one with oxidation.
The badges are real, so the cap is likely real. The alu Totenschaedel is very hard to find.
You lucked out. The rest of us pay full freight.
The cap is a textbook example in my opinion - i think this one was made by the famous Company Clemens Wagner.
Got it into its new home today...Snapped a few more pics.
Congratulations! What an amazing find!
Two great hats ! And I'd love to have that M-43 ! Your a lucky man .