Ref #: D-HAD-HEL-7
SCHUTZPOLIZEI NCO'S SHAKO (Tschako)
Nice quality 1936 pattern, Shutzpolizei (Protection Police) NCO’s and EM’s Shako consisting of a molded, black vulcanfibre body with a police green wool covering to the exterior.
Each side of the Shako body has two, small, screened ventilation holes situated just below the crown seam, with internal, sliding, vent closure panels permitting the forward vent to be closed.
The front center of the Shako has a large, high relief, stamped, natural aluminum, second pattern wreathed Police eagle emblem. The eagle shows nice detailing and is nicely convexed to fit the contours of the Shako.
The eagle and wreath are still quite clean and bright. The eagle is secured to the Shako by two, small, screw threaded, retaining post being inserted through two small holes in the body with retaining nuts that are visible in the interior.
The front center of the Shako also has a small, stitch reinforced, horizontal slash to accommodate the national tri-color cockade retaining wires.
The Shako has a stamped alloy, vertically oval, national tri-color cockade, with five, silver washed, simulated twisted rope outer edge encompassing a single, black painted, simulated twisted rope inner edge, a single silver washed, ribbed, inner trim and a red painted recessed centerpiece.
The bottom edge of the cockade has an extended wire loop to secure it to the Shako. The Shako has a blackened leather chinstrap with dual, natural aluminum, sliding length adjustment buckles and natural aluminum retaining rings.
The retaining rings are secured onto extended, M1891 pattern, natural aluminum, chinstrap side posts which are positioned on each side of the Shako’s body.
The interior of the Shako has a nine finger, natural tan leather construction liner with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section. The leather to the liner is still quite supple and the original leather tie string is still intact.
The interior crown of the Shako has a printed manufacturers label with red and yellow script that includes the manufactures name and location, "Erel Berlin", and, "Fiber-Tschako", (Fibre-Shako) and an additional distributors yellow scripted decal with the retailers name and location, "Robert Lubstein Berlin".
Roughly a size 55. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear.