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Original German WWII Heer Army 56cm EM-NCO Schiffchen M38 Overseas Cap - Removed Soutache

Regular price $495.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of a German WWII Heer Infantry EM-NCO M38 overseas cap (Schiffchen), with moderate period wear. 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 all branches of the Heer.

This example is constructed of a field gray (feldgrau) wool exterior, with tan cotton lining. It features a fine machine embroidered eagle, with gray thread on a green base, the standard Heer colors during the mid war period. Below this is a machine embroidered bullion National Tri-Color Cockade on a forest green background. There are stitch holes surrounding the cockade and additional stitching on the bottom edge, which indicates that it at one time had a soutache attached to indicate the corps color, however this is now missing.

The lining of the cap shows very faded markings, which could be both maker's and regimental markings, but they are for the most part completely illegible. There is however a faint size marking, which reads 56. Condition overall is very good, showing light wear in areas, and some light mothing an wear to the exterior shell. This is limited to the fuzzy "nap" of the fabric for the most part.

A very nice M38 overseas cap, ready to add to your collection!

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