Bevo-Like Wiking SS Cuff Title


Condition: Excellent

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Product Description: This Bevo-Like Wiking SS Cuff Title is a very nice and desirable piece of Waffen-SS insignia, that is very hard to find. This cuff title was intended for wear by members of the 5. SS-Panzer-Division “Wiking,” formed early in 1941 of foreign volunteers led by German officers. This cuff title is in the style known to collectors as “Bevo-like.” It’s machine woven, with the word “Wiking” executed in Latin lettering, in eye-catching silver thread, on a black background. The upper and lower edges of the cuff title have silver wire borders. This cuff title appears to be unissued and unused, with no evident stitch holes nor any other traces of wear. One end has been very slightly shortened. The reverse shows the expected “salt and pepper” appearance. This rare Bevo-Like Wiking SS Cuff Title displays very well. The condition is excellent.



Historical Description: Cuff titles (Ärmelstreifen) are uniform accoutrements that have been used in the German military since the 19th century. Intended to foster a certain sense of ‘esprit de corps’ amongst members of the armed forces, they were authorized for wear by members of designated units for the duration of their service time within that unit. In the event of transfer out of the unit, the cuff title was to be removed from the service member’s uniform. During the Third Reich, the German military continued this tradition by instituting honorary cuff titles to certain ‘special’ formations. This practice is perhaps most well-known for its application amongst Waffen- ϟϟ units. Cuff titles were also authorized for wear within all branches of the Wehrmacht (Army, Air Force and Navy) as well. These unit-specific cuff titles are not to be confused with others, which were awarded for participation in a certain campaign. The tradition, within the German military of wearing cuff titles, continues into the 21st century with certain honor guard contingents of the Bundeswehr being permitted to wear unit-specific cuff titles.


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