Offered is a very good condition enlisted man’s/NCO’s German Rural Police Shako.
The shako has the correct Rural Police brown vulcanfibre front & rear peak, as well as the stitched crown. The brown leather chinstrap is present, with twin buckles, connected to the white metal side posts. Central frosted sluminium national eagle, with swastika cap badge is present and in very good condition or better. Tricolour police aluminium cokade is present, being maker marked for S.R.M. and dated 1938. Field grey wool body cover is in very good condition, with a couple of moths nips to fabric, but very presentable overall. Twin air vents are retained to both sides. Maker marked to Hans Romer of Neu – Ulm. Mustard colour leather liner is retained, being in excellent condition with correct drawstring being present. Large size 58. These rural caps are exceptionally rare and when you see one, you buy it!
This is the famous police shako, the distinctive helmet of the German Police worn during the 1920s up until 1945. The shape and construction is similar to the World War One Jäger helmets and Scharfshützen helmet. It was in 1936 that the shown shako was adopted with green cloth-covered body and all other fittings in either jet black for city police and brown for rural police.