RARE! Original WWII German PANZER SS M43 TRAPEZOID CAP INSIGNIA. (Mützen Abzeichen) Brought Home From Dachau By A U.S. Veteran Certified. In 1944 the SS developed a single piece of cap insignia which incorporated both the skull and eagle on a one piece trapezoid base for wear on the M43 field cap. Originally these trapezoidal pieces of insignia were produced in a machine woven version until a final, embroidered version was introduced in late 1944. The first versions of the trapezoidal cap insignia featured dual rows of teeth in the skull while later versions only had a single row of teeth.SS Panzer personnel’s cap trapezoids were produced with a black base to match the color of the cap it was to be worn on. First pattern, Bevo woven construction, SS style national eagle with out stretched wings, clutching an encircled, canted, swastika in it’s talons, positioned above a skull and cross bones with a bottom jaw and dual rows of teeth in matte, silvery/grey, rayon threads mounted on a woven, black rayon trapezoidal base. The insignia is still on it’s original, black rayon and is in overall excellent, unissued condition. Recovered by a U.S. Solider from the Dachau Concentration Camp where the inmates made uniforms caps and insignia for the SS. In good condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. SS items are RARE and Very Desirable To Collectors And Historians! DO NOT MISS THIS!