Original German WWII Metropolitan Police Shako by H. Becker & Co. with Horsehair Parade Plume - Size 58

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice 1936 Officers pattern Parade Tschako, with the late pattern police green wool body and black leather trim. It has a very fine quality police officer eagle wappen (front plate) with aluminum Feldzeichen cockade (often missing) and black leather chinstrap. Additionally, it has a correct horsehair parade plume installed, and has the correct retaining loop on the left chinstrap lug fitting for the plume. We have had other examples in the past, but this is the first time we have had the parade plume!

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 municipal police. The trim is in very good shape, still mostly glossy, though there is cracking on the front visor spreading from a dent it took long ago.

The interior tan leather liner is in very good condition, still retaining the original top tie string. The leather is supple and shows only light wear around the edge, though there is tearing at the rear seam. There is a paint stamp on the inside of the crown with size 58 marked. It is also marked with the retailer and maker on the inner dome top:

G. M. B. H.

Vents are in good condition with working slide closures on both sides. With both the Maker and Retailer located in Berlin, we can probably assume that this was issued to a Police Officer in the Berlin Metropolitan area.

Overall it is offered in very good condition from a well known German manufacture, complete with the rare parade plume! Ready to display!

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