J000984 (IJN) PETTY OFFICER'S GREEN SIDE CAP.
An olive drab canvas construction side cap as used by the Japanese navy. A yellow anchor with a cherry blossom to its center is machine woven on a 1 5/8" tall, vertical oval patch sewn to its front. A 3/8", horizontal black band is sewn 3/8" above the edge of the cap its entire circumference, signifying the rank of Petty Officer. The doubled canvas chin strap, whose ends are sewn over each ear, is in the same color and material as the rest of the cap, and is complete with its two adjustment loops. The short, unstiffened visor is also made of the same material as the body, and it has three, parallel, reinforcing stitch lines to it. The cap has three reinforced ventilation holes to either side of its crown. Two reinforced eyelets are on either side of a 1 1/2" slit to the reverse, where an olive drab tie string is looped between them for size adjustment. The unlined interior of the cap has a rectangular ink stamp to its crown. Its sweatband, in the same material as the cap. Superb, near mint example.
GRADE ****1/2 PRICE $476.00
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