Original German WWII Metropolitan Police Officer Shako by Erel
Original Item: 1936 Officers pattern Tschako with police green wool body and black trim. Has very fine quality police officer eagle with bullion wire cockade with rare matte-silver aluminum scaled chinstrap. A great Polizei helmet (shako) as used by the metropolitan police, unlike some of the more common ones found trimmed in brown for rural police, this one is with black trim for the metropolitan police.
Interior is fine, leather is supple and shows only light age, the cloth silk rayon material is fully intact, owners name still visible on inner leather liner and size 54. Maker marked on inner dome top with maker decal EREL, BERLIN, FIBER-TSCHAKO.
Overall it shows only minor wear, does show some age to the black lacquered finish in some areas with some light moth track in the wool, no holes. Vents are perfect condition with working slide closure. Overall a fine looking rare officer’s Shako.
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