Ref #: P-U-7
SS-UNTERSCHARFÜHRER'S M43 FIELD BLOUSE
Field-grey, wool/rayon blend construction M43 tunic.
The tunic has four, non-pleated, front pockets with straight edged, button down flaps.
The breast pockets are the basic patch type while the hip pockets are the saddlebag type with expanding side panels.
Left breast has four horizontal thread loops for wear of two awards. An Iron Cross ribbon has been added to the second button hole.
The tunic has four sets of two, vertically aligned, stitched eyelets with one set situated at either side of the front closure and two to either side of the back panel, at the waistline, designed for the belt support hooks- a feature exclusive to SS made uniforms.
The upper left sleeve has a bevo-type machine woven SS sleeve eagle which although hand-sewn came on the tunic and may well be original to it (all other insignia, with the exception of the collar tresse, has been carefully replaced).
Comes with a nice matched pair of slip on Infantry NCO’s shoulder straps. The reverse of the lay down collar has a reed green smooth cotton backing.
Machine embroidered runic tab and rank tab are hand stitched to the collar.
The interior of the field blouse is partially lined in grey rayon with a herring bone pattern.
The right front tail skirt lining has a vertical, patch, field dressing pocket with a single button closure.
The lining also has four, vertical, grey straps with four stitched eyelets to each, positioned to the reverse of the exterior belt support hook eyelets, one of which bears a name that appears to be “Gamski".
Lining to right breast panel has black size ink stamps. Tunic shows consistently even, moderate nap wear through-out and light age and usage soiling.