Original German WWII 1943 dated Luftwaffe EM-NCO 58cm M38 Overseas Wool Cap - RBNr. Marked

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely very lightly used example of a German WWII Luftwaffe M38 Overseas cap (Schiffchen), as worn by Enlisted men and NCOs (EM-NCO). The overseas cap, nicknamed in German military slang as "Schiffchen", or literally "little ship" as it resembled an up-turned row-boat, was standard issue for the Luftwaffe for most occasions.

The cap is constructed of the correct Luftwaffe Fliegerblau (Flyer's Blue) blue gray wool exterior, and features a fine embroidered eagle and tri-color cockade sewn to the front. These are only stitched to the outer layer of fabric, which means they were sewn on during production. It features a light blue gray lining that shows only a bit of staining around the bottom edge.The left inside of the cap is fully marked with a RBNr. (National Business Number), date, and size:

RBNr. 0/0250/0202

Condition of the cap is really very good, close to excellent. The colors are very well retained, with just a bit of age toning on the cockade. There is only light wear to the exterior, and a bit of staining on the interior. Definitely a great example!

Ready to add to your collection!

Side Cap
A side cap is a military cap that can be folded flat when not being worn. It is also known as a garrison cap or flight cap in the United States, wedge cap in Canada, or field service cap in the United Kingdom. In form the side cap is comparable to the glengarry, a folding version of the Scottish military bonnet. It has been associated with various military forces since the middle of the 19th century, as well as various civilian organizations.

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