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Title Other ranks mountain cap, pre-war pattern
Nationality German
Period c 1942

An excellent example of Gebirgsmutze, in almost ex-stores condition. It retains its good shape on account of being kept on a cap block for a number of years and I have repeated the same storage procedure. The T-shaped cloth badge is typical of earlier practice in applying badges to caps.

The type of cloth suggests mid-to-late war construction, also confirmed by the lack of leather sweatband. The later mountain caps, with the exception of t he officers, did not always have sweat bands. From 1942 onwards they always used a certain amount of rayon in the woollen mix, which gives the cloth a characteristic look quite different from earlier all-wool examples. There are no ventilation gromits, again an indication of a later date. The stiffener inside the peak is broken or bent virtually down the middle. This is not apparent from the photographs.

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

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The package arrived savely today and the piece is absolutely marvellous.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and I'm looking forward to future aquisitions.

H W, Austria, 04.02.2016

Just wanted to thank you very much for finding the sword - you have made C's day and therefore mine!

A J, UK, 04.05.2006