Waffen-SS EM / NCO collar tab 13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS Handschar
Textbook example of the Handschar Waffen-SS Collar Tab. These were intended for the 13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS “Handschar”. This is an unissued, late war piece, in the typical “Dachau” construction as found in the SS storehouse at the Dachau camp when it was liberated by US Army forces in 1945. These are embroidered in silver-gray on a base of typical SS black wool. On the reverse, the textbook Dachau type coarsely woven tan buckram stiffener is visible. There is some glue on the back, as well as the white stitching common to these Dachau tabs. Overall textbook construction with silver-white embroidered “Handschar” symbol on a typical black wool backing, and on the reverse the coarsely woven tan buckram stiffener is clearly visible.