Item Id: JM23013

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Late War Field Cap in Good Worn Condition


Well used army officer’s cap made of the khaki-colored wool commonly used for wartime officer’s uniforms. It’s complete with a silk lining and an ersatz leather sweatband and chinstrap. The cap is moderately worn but the sweat band and the chinstrap show some wear and damage due to the frailty of the wartime cheap materials. The ersatz leather sweatband appears be made of coated paper, showing numerous wrinkles and a few small wear holes. The artificial chinstrap is made of coated fiber and there are superficial cracks in places but there is no sign of disintegration. (However, the coating is hardened, so it is impossible to extend the stiff chinstrap.) The silk lining is clean without damage. The main wool body has no moth holes except small wear on the edge of the visor. The officer’s badge is made of a late war woven rayon cloth reinforced by a cardboard paper backing. The insignia is original to the hat and this type of hat was sold at stores inside or around army bases during the war.


Most caps of this type existing today are missing the chinstrap due to the nature of fragile ersatz material, so this cap, all complete with even the size adjustment cord, is quite scarce and desirable!!

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