Untersturmführer BEVO SS Rank Tab Set

Condition: Excellent

Pattern: BEVO

SKU: JW4890 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This Untersturmfuhrer BEVO SS Rank Tab Set is a nice and extremely desirable pair of collar tabs for an SS officer. They are a well-matched pair, made with Bevo, machine woven construction, and both are absolutely textbook. The runic tab displays the SS emblem, woven in silver-gray thread. The rank tab has three aluminum rank pips. which are nicely detailed. Both of the tabs show slight wear, with light soiling. The rank tab has traces of machine stitching around the edge, while the runic tab appears to have been hand applied. The reverse of this Untersturmführer BEVO SS Rank Tab set shows the folded edges of the black backing, as well as the white buckram stiffeners. These SS officer collar tab sets in BEVO are not easy to find. This is a choice pair, that remains in excellent condition.



Historical Description: Regulations for the SS Collar Tab went through quite an evolution in just a short 16-year period. The first SS Collar Tabs were introduced in 1929 by Heinrich Himmler as part of the newly introduced SS uniform code. Initially, tabs were worn by both lower rank SS men and their senior leaders. Lower ranks would wear a rank tab as well as a numbered unit identification tab, with senior leaders wearing their rank tabs on both collars. In 1933 the well-known “SS” runic tab was adopted by Hitler’s personal bodyguard detachment, the “Leibstandarte” or “LAH”. The LAH used this runic tab in lieu of the numerical unit identification tab to identify them as members of the elite unit protecting the “Führer”. In 1934 the runic “SS” tabs were again adopted for use by the early “SS-VT” units. This adoption eventually led to the widespread use of SS runic tabs by German Divisions; the later non-German volunteer units would not be permitted to wear the runes, and bore their own unit designed patch instead. SS Collar tabs can be found in an extraordinary variety of numbers, designs, and pipings depending on unit and rank, from hand-embroidered tabs worn by officers to mass produced embroidered and machine woven types that were used on combat uniforms.


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