Original Rare German WWII Eastern Front Land Customs Winter Field Fur Cap - Pelzmütze

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" per se, but this version is one of the more commonly encountered patterns. It has a fieldgray wool body, which is lined with grey cotton twill, and a visor and fold down ear flaps backed with rabbit fur. The flaps are held in the "up" (open) position by a set of rayon ties. The flaps can be tied under the wearer's chin via cloth ties as well if one desired.

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 eagle, or the SS skull. This particular specimen is unique in that it has a BEVO land customs eagle/cockade sewn to the front. The insignia has unquestionably been sewn to the cap for a very long time.

Condition is very good with 95% of the fur intact, interior shows almost no staining from use. Size roughly a size 7 ⅛. These have become very hard to find on the market today in good condition, such as the one we have here. This is the first hat with Land Customs Insignia we have had the pleasure to offer!

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