Neat - albeit regrettably single! - WH (Heeres) - I deem - early-war-period- (ie. 'M36/M40'-pattern) 'cyphered' NCO-type shoulderstrap as was intended for usage by a: 'Feldwebel u. Mitglied des Wehrkreises III'
This is an attractive - albeit regrettably single but actually not that easily found! - WH (Heeres) NCO- (ie. 'M36/M40'-pattern) 'cyphered' shoulderstrap as piped in the bright-orange- (ie. 'orangeroter'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for usage by an NCO (ie. 'Feldwebel' or: sergeant) who served within the: 'Wehrkreis III' and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn- and/or most certainly once tunic-attached-), condition. The neat strap is just moderately used and/or worn and does show some minimal wear, age and/or staining but is void of any damage or alike (as can be seen on the pictures). The strap shows the desirable bright-orange- (ie. 'orangeroter'-) coloured- and/or woolen-type piping and measures approximately 12,4 cms. in length. The piece shows the 'standard'-pattern silver-coloured, NCO-braid period-attached (and shows an aluminium-based, Roman-styled, 'III'-cypher and equally based pip period-attached) and comes without tongue: it was intended to be used as a strapof the 'sew-in-pattern' (as can be seen on the pictures). The strap is constructed from the typical darker-green-coloured wool and is with certainty a: 'standard-issued'- (ie. non-tailor-made) piece. These type of shoulderstraps are of the typical (early- ie. pre-)war-period pattern straps and were worn throughout the war). This particular strap originated from a smaller cloth- ie. shoulderstrap-collection I recently acquired for the web-site. Simply an attractive - and with certainty desirable! - 'Wehrkreis'-related, 'cyphered' NCO-type 'Heeres' shoulderstrap: too bad that it is only a single specimen!