ALLGEMINE SS OTHER RANKS KEPI.
This is one of the harder pieces of SS headdress to find and although it was replaced by the peaked cap in 1932 it was still worn as part of the SS traditional uniform with the brown shirt on special occasions as late 1940 if not latter. Black wool body with cloth visor, each side of the kepi there are two sets of air grommets often seen on original kepis. Complete with early style metal eagle, below this is a black button and then the SS early style skull, the original owner has inserted a small piece of red cloth behind the skull to make the eyes appear red, it certainly looks very sinister, the black leather chin strap is the SS style and it is held in place by two black side buttons. Interior of the cap features black silk lining with brown leather sweat band showing light wear and age. A very rare hat seldom offered for sale and far harder to find than the latter peaked cap.This hat is in fine condition just showing light war to the inside, there are a couple of tiny moth nips to the exterior but these are very minor. Provenance, this SS kepi was originally from the prestigious Stephen Lee collection of the Allgemine SS. [Condition: Near Mint]