Item Id: HS23017
Heer Signal Officer's M38 Overseas Cap
Private purchase M38 pattern. Constructed of field-grey wool light weight tricot. Fold down side and back panels with scalloped slopes to the forward side panels. The crown edge and the forward scalloped side panels are both piped in silver/aluminum braiding. The front center of the cap has a machine woven national eagle in bright silver/aluminum flat-wire threads on a cut-out bottle green rayon base. The eagle is neatly handstitched to the cap. The front center of the fold down panels has a hand embroidered national tri-color cockade. The cockade is also neatly handstitched to the cap. The cockade is flanked by a lemon yellow (now faded) rayon branch color soutache in an inverted “V” pattern. The soutache is applied in the proper manner being handstitched in place and inserted through small puncture holes at the seam near the bottom edge of the cap. Inside is lined with mouse grey drill cloth. Inside also with a intact partial sweatband marked “Qualitäts Marke”. Cap is roughly a size 57. The cap shows clear signs of real use with color darkening to all exposed parts. Inside shows grease from hair, fat, sweat and old hair products. All as expected to find from a well used cap. There is one small hole close to the soutache. Besides that, no holes rips or mendings.
Well used cap in still good condition!!