Single - and actually not that often seen! - WH (Heeres) EM-type (ie. 'M36-/M40'-pattern- and/or: 'rounded styled-') neatly 'cyphered' shoulderstrap as was intended for usage by a: 'Soldat des Infanterie-Regiments 40'
This is an attractive - albeit regrettably single! - WH (Heeres), early- (ie. pre-war-) period, so-called: 'M36-/M40'-pattern- (rounded-styled) neatly 'cyphered'- and white- (ie. 'weisser'-) piped enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstrap as was intended for - and clearly worn by! - a: 'Soldat des Infanterie-Regiments 40' (or: simple soldier who served within the army infantry unit ie. regiment numbered: '40') and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit clearly used ie. worn-), condition. The shoulderstrap - which measures approximately 12 cms. sized in length - has the 'standard-type'- and/or darker-green-coloured, smooth-woolen-based 'upperdeck' and has the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- (and woolen-type) piping attached. The strap shows the neat (hand-embroidered) so-called: '4'- and/or '0'-cyphers (ie. 'Ziffern' or numerals). Both 'cyphers' are executed in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured wool ie. linnen as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). The strap - which never had a tongue and that was most certainly used as strap of the 'sew-in'-pattern - shows as stated above only moderate usage and/or wear. It should be noted that all 'cyphered'-pattern shoulderstraps can easily be regarded 'fairly scarce'. Simply an attractive and/or: early-war-period, neatly 'cyphered' and/or 'Heeres'-related EM-type shoulderstrap that was intended for usage by a: 'Soldat des Infanterie-Regiments 40'!