WW2 GERMAN RURAL POLICE SHAKO. Finished in brown trim which denotes Rural Police which is the rarest of Police Shakos. This helmet was purchased recently along with others from a collection and is in excellent condition for its age. Maker marked to the interior crown by Erel and supplied by Robert Lubstein Berlin. Liner is in excellent condition. Working adjustable air vents. The exterior has its original cockade and chinstrap. Crazing to the lower hat band present that does not detract to its appearance. Shakos in this condition are hard to find.
The very comfortable collector outlook on these shakos comes from the fact, unlike most other items of N.S. and Wehrmacht headgear, these police pieces have never been reproduced and because of their very special construction they never will be!