Original German WWII Eastern Front White Rabbit Fur Winter Hat - size 58

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. After the catastrophic winter of 1941-42 on the Eastern Front, the German military rapidly designed improved cold weather clothing. By the Fall of 1942, a variety of fur lined caps had been introduced. There were no standardized "model numbers", but this version is a commonly encountered pattern. It has a fieldgray wool body, which is lined with rayon fabric, and a visor and fold down ear flaps backed with rabbit fur. The flaps are held in the "up" (open) position by a single button (replacement button). The flaps can be tied under the wearer's chin via cloth ties.

The visor is tacked open and is rarely seen in in the "down" position. Many soldiers pinned or sewed insignia to it as is seen here. Most often encountered are the metal visor cap badges - the Heer Reichsadler Eagle (as seen on this example) or the SS skull.

This fine example is offered in excellent condition with 99% of the fur intact, interior rayon lining is clean and undamaged. The top button that holds the flaps in their "up" position is intact, as are the ties that allow them to be secured in the "down" position. The interior lining is ink stamped with size 58 centimeters (US 7 1/4). These have become very hard to find on the market today and even decent reproductions sell for hundreds of dollars. Ready to display!

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