NS-Reichskriegerbund (Kyfferhäuser) Visor Cap w/RARE Edelweiss Emblem (#25588)

NS-Reichskriegerbund (Kyfferhäuser) Visor Cap w/RARE Edelweiss Emblem (#25588)

Near MINT

$675.00

Body of cap is constructed of private purchase quality Navy blue wool with Navy blue wool piping and black woven cap band with alternating pattern of canted swastika and the shield of the Kyfferhäuser Memorial. Cap body features a black/red/silver cockade with a gilt stylized oak leaf wreath surrounding an oval black enameled Veteran’s Monument on a white field above a black swastika inside a white circle on red background on the cap band. Cap body grades Near MINT with no wear and only minor moth tracking, but not holes, and 100% of the gilting and enamel remaining on the Kyffhäuserbund Monument shield. Black Vulcan fiber visor edged in black leatherette, black leather chin strap and black side button show only minor age with no cracks, chips or damage. Attached to the left side of the cap band is a RARE metal Edelweiss emblem that NS-RKB members of the Hochland district were authorized, as of 18 March 1936, to wear in lieu of the left cap button. See pages 285-286 of Headgear of Hitler’s Germany, Vol. 2 by Jill Halcomb Smith and Wilhelm P.B.R. Saris with Otto Spronk. Emblem retains 100% of the factory finish on the silver metal Edelweiss flower with no damage to the enamel on the Kyffhäuserbund Monument shield attached to the center of the flower. Interior features bright blue artificial silk lining and tan calfskin sweatband showing only faint evidence of wear/use, but no damage. Center of lining is stamped in silver with the Kyffhäuserbund Monument emblem beneath the inscription, “Deutscher Reichskriegerbund” (Kyffhäuserbund) and the sweatband is marked in pencil with the initials, “T.N”. Superb example with RARE Edelweiss emblem. Near MINT, Unissued.