G005988 M1907/10 PRUSSIAN INFANTRY EM/NCO'S FIELD CAP. (Feldmütze)

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. After the 1917 modification of the branch of service color centerbands being replaced with the general service green centerband the earlier caps were still worn but usually with a strip of drab cloth covering the branch of service color.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Private purchase M1907/10 pattern field grey wool construction cap with red wool piping to the top crown edge and a red wool horizontal centerband. The cap consists of a one piece circular crown with a four piece body with four vertical stitched seams situated at either side and the center of both the front and back. The front center of the cap has a stamped sheet metal national tri-color korkarden with a fluted outside edge. Also present is the original Prussian korkarden on the centerband. White and red paint on the korkarden is mostly worn away. Maker marked. Size marked 59. Nice clean example.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $395.00

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