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Once Hitler took over control of Germany several changes were implemented in the police force. The changes promoted allegiance to the Nazi party and helped create a state by where the police could investigate and silence the enemies of the state.

The WWII German police introduced a new uniform and shako hat in 1936.

The item featured here is a German WWII Shako hat. As issued to police officers during WWII.

The design of the hat consists of canister type body with a flat black top. Leather front and read visors. Black color as well. The chin strap is made of black leather. It has two aluminum square buckles. The body is of green wool.

A large aluminum eagle is placed in the front. The eagle has the wings fully spread. Three rows of feathers. The talons are clutching a wreath of oakleaves with a swastika in the center. The head faces to the left. Clearly defined beak. Portions of a larger protrude out from the round wreath.

The top of the hat has an enlisted man's cockade.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German hats. 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 hat worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the hats is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German headgear in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  2. WWII hat Anatomy
  3. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  4. RZM manufacturing codes
  5. LDO manufacturing codes
  6. Construction materials
  7. Hat tags
  8. Pins, hinges and other
  9. Perspective view
  10. Purchasing a WWII German Hat

The inside of the helmet has a light brown leather liner. With 9 fingers pointing towards the crown. A leather strap secures all fingers together. The crown has a paper tag glued to it. The tag reads HANS ROMER NEU ULM (DONAU). ECHT FIBER-TSCHAKO.

The back of the cockade has a number stamped on it. Each side of the hat has two ventilation gromets.

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This hat is currently being 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 hat. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the headgear.

If you have an interest is seeing other headgear of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Headgear identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political and other organizations.


The value for WWII German headgear and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $570.00 $600.00 $630.00 $650.00 $670.00 $700.00 $700.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A A A

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