Casquette vendue par Military Antiques Stockholm pour 1495,00.-€. En principe, ils ont du bon matos, parfois un peu mois... De toutes façons, ces casquettes, bonnes ou pas sont toujours sujettes à discussions concernant leur authenticité.
Le descriptif de cette casquette est ci-deeous :
"Very nice style variation cap with air vents (even if they have been removed or rusted away during time). The cap was made of cotton duck fabric which was printed in two different plane tree patterns.
Waffen-SS camouflage caps and covers were made of scraps that left over from smock production, this is why it is common to find patterns and pattern section that one usually can't find on zelts.
The cap, just as any other original cap, was made of cotton duck material that was used to make zelts, smocks, coveralls, covers and caps. The material was printed on both sides, one side shows dominating green tones for use during the spring and summer period, the other side shows dominating brown tones for use during the autumn period.
The cap is fully reversible so that the soldier could wear the summer or the autumn pattern on the outside which resulted in best camouflage effects during different seasons.
The cap is in well used condition with wear all over it have been used mainly with the spring side as outside and autumn as inside (even if autumside also show heavy bleech, but not as much as the spring side). Cap show quite a bit of wear and colorfadingand have for sure been worn a lot, it has some quite uggly holes from where the rivets have been removed or rusted away, but still it is a very cool combat cap which has the been there feeling. Would look super in a worn Waffen SS display
Size approx 57.
Waffen-SS camouflage caps were only issued to combat troops, very much unlike side and field caps. Very nice piece!
History of Waffen-SS Camouflage Caps:
In the summer of 1942 a camouflage field cap was issued to the combat troops of the Waffen SS in order to camouflage the soldiers heads when the helmet+cover weren't worn. These caps were made of the same high quality cotton duck material that was used to produce Zeltbahnen, Smocks, Helmet Covers etc.. Several small variations exsist among these caps :
1. Caps with no vent holes
2. Caps with machine sewn vent holes
3. Caps with metal grommets vent holes (several styles of grommets were in use)
4. Caps with insignia, a special type of insignia was introduced for the camo caps, still the majority of these caps never had any insignia since the production of caps with insigina ran out after only two months.
5. Caps without a central seam on the top.
All types of camouflage patterns that were used in the smock production can be found on period caps, even the very early patterns like "block" , "lateral" and "SS-VT plane tree". The fact that mainly scraps and leftovers were used to produce these caps resulted in this rather unique large variety of patterns.
Just as all SS-camouflage items till 1943 this cap was reversible from the "autumn" side (brown dominated) to the "spring" side (green dominated).
Well used Waffen-SS camo cap straight out of the Wood work. Priced according to conditio
Waffen SS Camouflage Field Cap in Oakleaf Patterns