GERMAN WWII SS-KAMPFBINDE ARMBAND -
The Schutzstaffel, German for "Protective Echelon", abbreviated SS - was a major Nazi organization under Adolf
Hitler and the Nazi Party. The SS grew from a small paramilitary unit to a powerful force that served as the
Führer's "Praetorian Guard," the Nazi Party's "Shield Squadron" and a force that, fielding almost a million men
(both on the front lines and as political police), managed to exert as much political influence in the Third
Reich as the Wehrmacht, Germany's regular armed forces.
This is a WWII German armband belonging to an officer in the SS. Multiple piece construction. The black circle
and swastika are separate pieces. The swastika consists of black material with multiple folds. The body is of red
Two thin black strips are sewn to the top and the bottom of the body.
The design of the armband was the same pattern as the
NSDAP with the exception of the black bands.
The armband is in excellent condition. Of very high quality construction. The armband is used on the left side
of the uniform.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German armbands. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German armband worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the armbands is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
armbands in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The inside of the armband has a cloth RZM tag .
Black background with silver letters. The left side has the
followed by the numbers 34/37. The
SS runnic symbol enclosed in a circle is placed on the right side.
This armband may currently be reproduced.
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality
of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style
and materials employed in the manufacturing of this armband. Attention to the details is critical in
order to be able to determine the authenticity of the armband.
If you have an interest is seeing other armbands of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
to our WWII German Armbands
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine),
Air Force (Luftwaffe), political and civilian organizations.