Waffen-SS-pattern, black-coloured sleeve-insignia (ie. 'Ärmelabzeichen') depicting an: 'Edelweiss'-flower, as used by the various 'Gebirgsjäger'- (ie. mountain-troops-) related divisional-staff
This is an attractive example of a (typical) Waffen-SS-pattern, black-coloured- and/or (smooth) woolen-based sleeve-insignia (ie. 'Ärmelabzeichen') depicting the famous: 'Edelweiss'-flower as was specifically used by the various 'SS-Gebirgsjäger'- (ie. mountain-troops-) related divisional-staff (such as those of the: 'Prinz Eugen'- ie. 'Skanderbeg'-SS-Divisions) and that comes in an overall nice- (and I deem presumably worn ie. used-), condition. The piece on offer here is a fully 'text-book'-example that comes in a 'virtually mint- ie. unissued' condition that shows some minimal fraying on its borders and does show some wear on the left side of the patch (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply an attractive and naturally 100% original Waffen-SS arm-badge that almost certainly originated from the 'Dachau' clothing-depots and that will be hard to be upgraded!