SA Honor Cuff Title ‘Schlageter’

Condition: Excellent

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Product Description: This SA Honor Cuff Title ‘Schlageter’ is a rare and very impressive piece of SA regalia. It’s Bevo, machine woven construction, made of a thin rayon fabric. It features the name “Schlageter” in off-white, gothic-style lettering, on a black background. The name refers to Nazi martyr Albert Leo Schlageter. This cuff title is full length, and is unissued, with no signs of having been sewn to a uniform sleeve. There are two small tears on the edges from where this was folded in a factory bundle. The reverse of this SA Honor Cuff Title ‘Schlageter’ is textbook, and shows typical details of the machine woven construction. This hard-to-find cuff title has a crisp, clean look, and 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 19thcentury. 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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