Heer Artillery NCO Visor Cap

Condition: Excellent

Maker: Deutsche Wertarbeit

SKU: JW5238 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This Heer Artillery NCO Visor Cap is a top quality, private purchase piece, that might have been worn by a fashion-conscious and well-heeled enlisted man or NCO. The exterior of this cap is made of a fine doeskin wool, in an attractive light Feldgrau shade. There are scattered moth nips and tracks, mostly to the rear. The dark green badge cloth band has strong color, and also shows some mothing. The attractive, bright red wool piping indicates the wearer of the cap belonged to an Artillerie unit. The front of the cap boasts a complete set of high-quality insignia, with pleasant and matching age toning. The chin strap is complete, and the visor shows no damage, and only light age to the surface, Inside, this Heer Artillery NCO Visor Cap is lined with a deluxe silk-like fabric. The fraglie thin celluloid sweat shield remains completely intact, and is nicely marked with “Deutsche Wertarbeit” and an eagle logo. The vented leather sweatband shows mild wear, and remains all there. This cap is a great example, in excellent condition.




Historical Description: The visor cap (Schirmmütze) was an important part of the headgear worn by German uniformed military, civil, paramilitary and political organizations during the Third Reich. This was the standard cloth headgear worn as a part of the service uniform. Visor caps were worn outdoors, as well as indoors, and were often required to be worn by all personnel on duty. Visor caps were made in versions specific to each organization and were often further differentiated through the use of insignia, colored piping, or style of chin cord, to indicate rank, role or branch. The insignia used on these caps ranged from simple stamped metal emblems, to elaborate hand embroidery. Visor caps were issued to enlisted soldiers and NCOs in the military and in some other organizations. Officers had to purchase their own hats, and lower ranks could choose to purchase caps that were of a higher quality than the rather basic, issue examples. The private purchase caps were generally made in very high quality, with fine materials. A wide variety of fabrics were used, from Trikot and doeskin, to heavy wool, or even lightweight white fabric for summer wear. In the military, issue of these caps was generally suspended shortly after the outbreak of the war, but they continued to be worn by some troops until the end of the war.


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