SS enlisted mans collar tabs
SS enlisted mans collar. German Waffen SS reproduction collar tabs worn by enlisted Men. These tabs feature the SS runic design on one tab, with the other tab left blank as per the originals. Embroidered grey thread sig runes on wool backing. Many of these on the market but these are our own manufacture with correct proportions and materials. Really just like the originals. Most original collar tabs have the border round the actual runes. Many reproductions fail to do this.
The Schutzstaffel (SS)
The Schutzstaffel (SS) were the elite guard of the Third Reich. Formed in 1925 as a small bodyguard to protect Hitler. It remained in this capacity until Heinrich Himmler took charge in 1929. Under his jurisdiction it grew to an enormous organisation co-opting national police forces, Security, intelligence and business. Eventually the SS developed is own branch of the Wehrmacht, the Waffen SS (armed SS). So from the beginning members were chosen for their physical and mental ability and also there character. Entry was from 21 years of age followed by 18 months probationary period. The SS eventually reflected Himmlers esoteric interests and encompassed quasi religious ceremonies and beliefs. From 1945 it was classed as a criminal organisation.