Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) Allgemeine SS Visor Cap, Well Marked Outstanding Example Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History
Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) Allgemeine SS Visor Cap, Well Marked Outstanding Example Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Nice quality, black wool construction visor cap with a whip cord weave. The centerband is also constructed in the same black wool whip cord weave with the weave ribbing running in a different direction. The cap has white wool waffenfarbe to the top crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The internal crown stiffening wire is and an additional vertical stiffener to the front center are both still intact and give the cap a nice saddle form shape with a high central peak. The front center of the cap has a second pattern, silver washed, stamped alloy SS eagle, as introduced in February 1936 RZM code M1/167 for maker Hickie. The front center of the centerband has a second pattern, silver washed, stamped alloy Totenkopf, as introduced in October 1934 made by RZM code M1/24 for maker Oerhof . Note the skull has a small spot on the lower jaw of wear from rubbing the buckle of the chin strap (see photo). The cap has a blackened patent leather chinstrap with two, rectangular, sliding, sheet metal, length adjustment buckles and a central sheet metal retaining clip all intact. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two small, smooth, black painted, sheet metal buttons. The cap has a black vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip near the forward edge. The diamond patterned, orangish/tan bottom edge of the visor is well marked with black inkstamped SS runes encompassed by the initials, “RZM”. The interior of the cap is fully lined with a high quality rayon. The crown lining still has its original clear celluloid sweat diamond intact with the small rectangular “pocket” portion. The crown lining beneath the sweat diamond is well marked with the gilt printed, circular bordered, outline of the SS runes encompassed by a second circular border. The interior of the cap also has a tan leather sweatband fully intact and in excellent condition. The cap has a black oilcloth RZM/SS tag with white printed script and inkstamped manufacturers numerical code, machine stitched beneath the sweatband. The script on the tag includes the RZM logo, designation, “Tuchmütze für SS”, (Cloth cap for the SS), and, “Uniformteile müssen sichtbar das Schutzzeichen der RZM der NSDAP tragen. Bekanntmachung vom 16. 1. 1935. Reichzeugmeisterei der NSDAP”, (Uniform items are obliged to carry a visible trade mark of the RZM of the NSDAP. As per the proclamation of 16. 1. 1935 of the National Equipment Quartermaster of the NSDAP). Maker 81. An early SS Visor!. A size 58 and 1/2. Superb cap! Good but used example with very minor storage and use wear, no moth damage! 100% guaranteed to be authentic with Museum COA (Certificate Of Authenticity). This cap is one of the most superb and desirable artifacts from the Third Reich. We only get the opportunity offer these very rarely. DO NOT MISS THIS! OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE! BIG SIZE!