SS SHOULDER BOARDS UNTERSCHARFUHRER SUBDUED TRESSE FOR RESERVES OR SPECIAL FORCES
SS UNTERSCHARFUHRER OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS WITH DARK GREEN PIPING - REPRODUCTION
Waffen-SS Unterscharfuhrer Officer shoulder boards made from black wool with subdued tresse. With dark green piping for: Reserve & Special Services Officers (1940-1942).
Black wool shoulder boards were also worn by Army Unteroffizier ranks in all services especially Panzer and Armoured units.
Has button hole for uniform attachment and black wool strap
The rank tresse is the subdued version and not the early shiny silver ones.
The SS used black wool shoulder boards throughout the war changing only the rank tresse. Rank tresse was sewn onto the edges of the shoulder boards. The early war tresse was originally shiny silver aluminum but during the war (sometime in 1940) the tresse was changed to a grey or tan colour with a slight green shade. Probably due to the ease of seeing this bright silver tresse the Germans quickly introduced the subdued tresse instead.
After 1940 both silver and the subdued tresse was worn on the shoulder boards.
Check out our other Waffen SS Shoulder boards of different ranks in all services with different piping Waffenfarbe colours in stock.