Allgemeine SS Officers cap by EREL

(2 customer reviews)

£ 120.00

SS officers cap in black gabardine fabric. A  copy of the Allgemeine SS Officers Schirmutzen. These are superb quality made using the correct materials and techniques. Sizes 56-60. Cap insignia is included. Made in Germany by  the original maker.  NET ARE AN OFFICIAL STOCKIST OF EREL / ROBERT LUBSTIEN CAPS (1 of 2 in the UK).


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Allgemeine SS Officers cap (Schirmutzen). Black gabardine fabric, velvet band, leather sweatband, silver bullion strap and quality metal cap insignia. Note these are made in Germany by Erel (Robert Lubstien) one of the original makers. A genuine quality item. We bulk buy this type so we can offer a genuine Erel cap for just £99. A superb price that cannot be beaten anywhere!

Allgemeine SS Officers cap by EREL. Historical information

The  first black SS  cap  was introduced in 1932 for officers  NCO`s and  enlisted  men. The   design  was  a black smooth  twill top with  black  band and white piping. Officers  would come  with  a silver bullion  wire  chinstrap, other  ranks  would have  a leather  chinstrap joined  in  the  middle.  SS Officers  would  have silver pebbled  buttons  and other  ranks Black metal buttons. The  first  version  was without  an internal  stiffener  so had a  crushed  appearance.

After  1934   a  celluloid sweatshield  was included. This included a burnt orange colour set of  SS  runes. It  allowed  the  owners  a space  to write his details in. Also  a wire  stiffener  was  added but often  removed. These   caps  were  saddle  shaped  for  officers  and plate  shaped  for  other  ranks. Note  the  early  pattern had the  1st pattern  SS metal  cap insignia. These  early issue  caps  had  a smooth leather  peak which  was  replaced  in 34/35  with a Black vulkanfiber peak .

The  final  issue  was  the M36 which  featured  the new 2nd pattern metal  insignia.  These comprised of  a large  eagle  and  the  grinning  totenkopf  with lower jaw. Early badges  were stamped  from brass  with  a coating of silver. later examples  were aluminium and sometimes  privately  purchased .800 silver badges. The  white summer  version  of  the  SS  visor  cap  was introduced in 1939  for  both  officers and other  ranks.

  • black velvet band,
  • Black  Gabardine  fabric
  • white piping
  • silver bullion wire chinstrap,
  • silver pebbled buttons
  • black vulcanfibre peak.
  • Quality leather  sweatband
  • Made in Germany


refs: Kit  Wilson- SS Headgear.  a collectors  guide

Additional information

Weight 0.225 kg
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 10 cm

2 reviews for Allgemeine SS Officers cap by EREL

  1. Thomas Dall (verified owner)

    Truly of Ges Gesch quality. The materials used and the quality of the crafting involved is of pinnacle standard. Well worth the price paid: a staple for any collector or allgemeine impressionist.

    You won’t get any closer to an original – from the original manufacturer. Das Einzig Wahre.

  2. fredrik-m

    Worth every dollar! High quality, beautiful craftsmanship and as close to the original as it gets!

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