Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-6
ALLGEMEINE-SS EM/NCO'S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze)
Nice quality, issued, black wool construction visor cap with a whipcord weave a black, whipcord weave centerband and white wool waffenfarbe piping to the top crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband.
The internal crown stiffening wire has been removed but internal padding and a vertical stiffener to the front center are still intact and give the cap a nice, relaxed, saddle form shape with overlapping side panels.
The cap has a blackened, leather, chinstrap with two, black painted, sliding, rectangular, sheet metal, length adjustment buckles and a central, rectangular, sheet metal, joining clip.
The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, small, black painted, smooth finish, sheet metal buttons. Could not see any markings on the reverse of the chinstrap. The cap has a forward, extended, black lacquered, vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip near the forward edge. The orangish/tan bottom edge of the visor has a subtle, repeating diamond patterned and is well marked with black inkstamped SS runes encompassed by the initials, "RZM".
The interior of the cap is fully lined with orangish/tan oil cloth to the crown and orangish/tan cheesecloth to the body.
The crown lining has the original, clear celluloid, sweat diamond fully intact.
The crown lining beneath the sweat diamond is well marked with the gilt printed, circular bordered, outline of the SS runes encompassed by a second circular border. The interior of the cap also has a wide, tan ersatz pressed paper sweatband with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section. The sweatband is complete but has numerous tears.
Original owners name and the number "525" are hand written to one side, of the sweatband. Oilcloth RZM/SS tag is missing.
Nice inkstamped date and location to the top inside liner "Koblenz 4. 38".
The cap is in overall good condition with minimal age and usage toning.
Cap has replaced insignia which is original but does not quite match the age and condition of the cap.
Still looks great for display purposes.