G004684 WURTTEMBURG "UNIVERSAL" INFANTRY EM/NCO'S M1917 FIELD CAP. (Krätzchen )

BACKGROUND: In 1907 the German army introduced a new field-grey uniform, including headgear, to replace the previously worn dark blue uniforms. In 1915 after the outbreak of WWI the new 1910 uniform underwent minor modifications and was re-designated the M1915 uniform. On its introduction the M1907 "Kratzchen" field cap for enlisted personnel was issued with a branch of service, (waffenfarbe) colored centerband and piping. In 1917 the "Kratzchen" field cap was modified by discontinuing the branch of service color centerbands and replacing them with a less visible green centerband for all branches of service but both versions of the caps were worn concurrently.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Field grey "Einheitsfeldmütze" wool construction cap with feldgrau wool piping to the top crown edge and a feldgrau wool horizontal centerband. The cap consists of a one piece circular crown with a four piece body with four vertical machine stitched seams situated at either side and the center of both the front and back. The front center of the cap has a stamped, magnetic sheet metal national tri-color korkarden and Wurttemburg korkarden. The interior of the cap is fully lined in white cotton. Roughly a size 56". Well worn and used example.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $495.00

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