Item Id: JM22059
Japanese WWII Army Lieutenant's Type 98 tunic with Commander Badge
An army officer’s standard wartime tunic made of khaki-colored lightweight “summer wool.” The tunic has a matched pair of original collar tabs for the rank of Lieutenant, as well as a sewn-in loop for a Commander’s Badge on the lower left side under the breast pocket.
The tunic with the Commander Badge loop is very hard to find and very popular among collectors. The tunic itself is sharp-looking, totally without moth damage. Though iron metal collar hooks are rusted, they can hook up the collar without a problem.
It is slightly-worn and overall in excellent condition. It has a name tag on the interior lining,
but unfortunately, the name is unreadable for us because it was embroidered in an old style kanji which is different
from the currently used style of kanji. Together with the commander badge, this tunic would make up a great display for a company-level commanding officer.
Commander’s Badge is 4.5cm x 3.5cm. An oval aluminum badge with a brass star on the front and a broad attachment plate which is
to go through the loop on a tunic. The silver-colored wreath indicates it is for lieutenant officers (Second
Lieutenant. Lieutenant, or Captain) who is supposed to command either a company or battalion-sized unit.
This particular example is slightly used and has a nice age-patina on the surface.
Very nice tunic which comes with tis original Commander’s badge!!