Nice example of other ranks field cap. The Bevo badges are a near match, the eagle being slightly darker than the skull, indicating possible replacement of skull through service use? A classic of its type.
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[Militaria : Headdress : Third Reich : SS Police Fire]
My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".
Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!
S A, UK, 14.08.2012
Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.