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Title Field grey fez for troops (1915 model)
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1915/16

This fez was for the use of the Bosnian Muslim troops in the old Austrian army and succeeded the 1908 model, which was of somewhat cruder construction. In WW2, this tradition was continued by Handschar (Bosnian SS division).

It is made of field grey wool felt and is missing the two regulation loops of twine for the ensignia and the wool yarn tassel. It is stamped on the inside with 'M.D.5 1915' (or 16) together with the number '1' and the letter 'B' in a square with cut corners. It is a comparatively rare survivor from the Great War and is in ex-stores condition.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Headdress : Austrian : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009