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Bavarian Schirmmütze / Visor Cap for NCO in Infantry

Bavarian Schirmmütze / Visor Cap for NCO in Infantry

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We are excited to offer a unique Pre-World War I schirmmütze belonging to an identified NCO who served in the Bavarian army. This dunkel blau cap features a wide red band and a fine black visor. It stands tall and elegant, a common style for cavalry caps, but also seen in some infantry caps.

What sets this cap apart is the state kokarde for Bavaria. It features a non-conventional style, more akin to the Saxon style, but with a blue center color instead of green. This detail provides an interesting glimpse into the variations of military headgear during this time period.

Inside the cap, a complete brown leather sweatband can be found, although it has lifted in places from the body of the cap. The silk liner bears heavy staining from perspiration, but the name and city of the shop in Landau is still clearly visible. The owner's name can also be partially identified.

Overall, the cap is in pleasing condition and offers a fascinating insight into military history.

This NCO's schirmmütze is a tangible piece of Bavarian military history, representing the uniforms worn by soldiers before World War I. It gives us a glimpse into the daily lives of the soldiers and their equipment. To learn more about the history of the Bavarian army, visit this link:

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