GERMAN WWII SS OBERSCHARFFUHRER’S FOUR POCKET COMBAT TUNIC.
An excellent and rare four pocket combat tunic being of correct SS issue with the twin belt hook holes just above the lower pockets. Considerable overall service wear, some light staining but no undue damage or repairs. Standard construction of a six button front, two upper breast pockets with flaps without pleats and two lower bellows pockets with flaps without pleats. The nap of the cloth has disappeared overall but is still present underneath the bellows pockets and behind the open folded collar. The insignia fitted is to an SS Feldgendarmerie Oberscharffuhrer. A set of slip-on black wool based shoulder boards with orange silk piping, one rank pip attached to each board with grey underlay to the boards, surrounded by a full compliment of silver tress which matches the silver tress to the collar. The SS runic collar patch is of the wool machine embroidered style with the opposite patch having two rank pips. To the upper right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed is a machine embroidered SS arm eagle and to the opposite side the scarce Ehrenwinkle (Honour chevron) with silver black and silver base with a bullion embroidered centre star. A section of Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. Loops to the upper left breast for two awards. There is no evidence of a cuff title ever being fitted. The interior grey silk lining is generally in good condition but with obvious wear use. Beautifully marked ‘BETR.RA’ (Production Ravensbruck Concentration Camp) with various size stampings below. Both interior belt hook suspenders are present being in a grey herringbone twill material different than the interior lining. A superb tunic.