Heer first model pith helmet. A true combat grade pith helmet. Covered w/ yellowish-tan canvas of about same weight as used for Zeltbahns. Underside of bill covered w/ AK uniform cloth -same cloth as used for AK shorts, but more green than O.D. Lining of heavy red cloth -as used on M43 caps. Blue-green leather edging & chinstrap. Some scuffing to edging & a couple tears. Chinstrap broken & about 1/4 missing. Tan leather sweatband w/ light soiling & embossed: HELMFABRIK W.&F.B.N. 4 point mounting to the sweatband. Nearly perfect aluminum shields. Light soiling & slightly collapsed at top. If not for the broken chinstrap this would probably be the best condition first model helmet on the entire planet !
HEER GEBIRGSJAGER SKIS & MATCHING POLES -ALL ORIGINAL ! Bare wood skis made from multiple pieces of wood laminated together. Steel bindings & hardware w/ some surface rust, marked: KANDAHAR & GEZE logo. Bottoms have steel edging & are coated with wax. Name ? hand-written on bottoms. Each is marked with large Eagle & WaA inspection: Mchn4 Heeres Zeugamt Munchen inspector #4 -identical mark shown in Angolia's book on HEER fieldgear. Each also marked: 205 length in centimeters & have a serial number ?? -not matching numbers. The poles are made from hardwood sticks as apparent in period photos and are painted w/ a thick coat of white enamel. The snowshoe at the bottom is made of intricately bent wood & woven leather. The pins which held them to the pole are now missing. Only one pole has the wrist strap, which is made of a die-cut piece of leather woven around itself & has a RBNr. ALL ORIGINAL & EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Private purchase Artillery Waffenrock for a Stabsgefreiter in a Beobachtungs unit. Officer quality fine Tricot cloth, green artificial silk lining. Owner's name in inner pocket. Silver-wire Bevo eagle. Collar tabs & cuff tabs are hand-sewn, so may have been replaced. A few light moth tracks. Appears to have been un-worn.
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