SS Old Fighters Chevron

$295.00

Condition: Near Mint

SKU: E0092 Category: Tags ,

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Product Description: This SS Old Fighters Chevron is an iconic piece of SS insignia. This pattern of chevron was introduced by Adolf Hitler in 1934. Worn on the upper right sleeve, this chevron was originally used to designate SS members who had been members of the NSDAP, Allgemeine-SS or other Party organizations prior to 1933. Later, the criteria were expanded to include more SS members. This SS Old Fighters Chevron is Bevo machine woven out of rayon and aluminum wire. It features a central waffle-patterned silver chevron with black rayon highlights near the edges, and an outer edging of green rayon with a diagonal pattern.  We have 5 of these and they all look virtually the same. They are all unissued, with no stitch holes, no wear or damage at all. We will make sure we pick the nicest one for your purchase. These are near mint and likely could not be upgraded.

 

 

 

Historical Description: Among the vast array of military, civil, political, and paramilitary uniformed organizations that proliferated during the Third Reich, rank was indicated in a myriad of ways. Many organizations used a system of rank insignia that was applied to the uniform, using collar or sleeve patches, or shoulder boards. Most military organizations used sleeve patches, often in the form of pips or chevrons, for enlisted ranks, sometimes with matching special collar tabs. NCO ranks were usually indicated with Tresse on collars and shoulder boards, while officer ranks were generally indicated with shoulder boards and generic “officer” collar tabs, with special rank-specific collar tabs for the highest ranks. The sleeve ranks were made in countless forms. Some organizations, such as the Waffen-SS, used an organizational color for the backing of all sleeve ranks, while other military branches, such as the German Army, issued sleeve ranks during wartime with backings that matched the color of the uniform. Ranks were made for all manner of specialized uniform parts, including black uniforms worn by armored vehicle crews, tropical uniforms, and even camouflage uniforms, which had their own special rank system for officers and NCOs.

 

 

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