Kyffhäuserbund Armband

Condition: Near Mint

SKU: Y323 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This Kyffhäserbund Armband is a great example of a scarce to find and desirable early variant, in near mint condition. This armband was worn by members of the Kyffhäuserbund association for German WWI veterans. The front of this eye-catching armband features a Bevo machine woven patch, depicting the Kyffhäuser Monument organizational emblem of the Kyffhäuserbund, within a shield, at the bottom of which are the red, white and black national colors of the German Reich. This pattern of patch is less commonly encountered than the later version that featured a Nazi swastika in place of the tricolor. The Bevo patch is sewn to a dark blue wool band, that is finished at the top and bottom edges and at the reverse with machine stitching. This early Kyffhäserbund Armband is in near perfect condition, with no damage, and only extremely minor traces of handling and age.




Historical Description: Nearly every military, civil, political and paramilitary organization in existence during the Third Reich used armbands. Armbands were worn on military and civilian uniforms and also on civilian clothes, from suit jackets to work clothing. They were used to denote membership in organizations, to indicate a specific role or function of the bearer, and as insignia of rank. Many organizations would change the design of their armbands over time, which added to the variety produced. These were manufactured in countless variations, ranging from simple printed bands to elaborately hand-embroidered pieces of the highest quality. Some Nazi armbands were worn by all members of large organizations and were made by the millions. Others were intended for use at a specific time and place and were unique. Many types were made in very limited numbers. Some bore metal insignia or special identifiers that indicated the wearer’s rank, unit affiliation, or nationality. Armbands were sometimes but not always marked with ink stamps by the issuing authorities.


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