Hold (w) Beautiful Waffen-SS Crusher for StuG / ArtillerySKU: Uatmstg
This is a killer private purchase crusher cap, piped in red for StuG or Artillery. The quality is outstanding, and the cap was made by the firm Robert Lubstein (ErEl) and is marked both on the sweat shield and the sweatband. The cap consists of an officer quality whipcord wool body and velvet cap band, piped in red wool waffenfarb. The insignia consist of a feinzinc Deschler skull and eagle, with a very sharp red wool underlay to the skull, showing red eyes and nose– a ‘sinister’ touch that occurs occasionally in these originals. The eagle is affixed by stitching, which can be seen in the inside front of the cap. It is sturdy and has every appearance of a period field modification. The bill is leatherette and shows gentle crazing throughout. The interior is correct cream colored silk, with full celluloid sweat shield and logo. The sweatband is tattered and partly separated, but the original untouched stitching (fine ErEl quality) is clearly visible throughout. The outer body of the cap shows service wear, age toning and some insect nips. The shape and overall appearance of this piece is quite elegant and outstanding nonetheless– a fabulous addition to the StuG officer display! COA accompanies.