Item Id: IH01028
The Führerhauptquartier, (Führer Headquarters) cufftitle was originally introduced prior to the outbreak of WWII and was intended for wear by personnel who served in the Führerbegleitbataillon (Führer Escort Battalion) at Hitler’s assorted headquarters. Hitler had ten headquarters during the war. Personnel serving with the Führerbegleitbataillon were specially selected from elite units. Originally the Führerhauptquartier cufftitle was manufactured with a black base and golden yellow Gothic script until regulations of January 15th 1941 introduced a second pattern with silver Sütterlin style script. The second pattern cufftitle was utilized for the duration of the war.
High quality black doeskin wool construction, second pattern cufftitle with hand embroidered Sütterlin style script, “Führerhauptquartier” in bright, silver/aluminum wire threads. The cufftitle is bordered at both the top and bottom edges in a bright silver/aluminum Russian braid. The reverse of the cufftitle is handstitched seam to the center. The reverse has a faint yellow stamp which most likely is a manufacturers stamp. The cufftitle is in very good, unissued condition with minimal age toning. Length is 47cm.
Very scarce cufftitle in very good condition!!