NS-RKB Reichskriegerbund Member Veteran Visor Cap
Very nice Reichskriegerbund member visor cap. The NS-RKB was the Third Reich manifestation of the veterans organizations originally formed for veterans of the 1870 war. The intent was to have a support and social group dedicated to helping veterans. A noble thought that most countries with combat veterans also employ. However, in post WWI Germany the veteran groups had real political clout and were often the pre-organized muscle behind various political movements. This cap has the 1938 version of veteran eagle. The external band is one of the more impressive characteristics of these caps and shows alternating national emblems and veteran monuments. While it has the feel of a well worn cap there is no damage to mention except some light rubbing to the chinstrap, mostly on the wearer's right (Very minor as per photos). I find no moth nips. The inside shows the NS-RKB monument emblem beneath which is the veteran's name which is clear enough but I am not going to guess at it. The sweatband, like the rest of the cap, shows signs of use but no damage. The stitching also looks to be complete. No size markings but this is a large cap and fits loosely on my head and downright floppily on my dummy head. Very nice hat.