This very rarely encountered cufftitle is for “Waffen-Mountain Division of the SS Nr. 21 (Albanian Number 1)”, with the title name: “Skanderbeg”. The Unit was only in existence for approximately six months before being broken up due to the apparently incorrigible unruliness of it Albanian Muslim personnel (though under a German Officer Cadre, many of whom had originally come from the Leibstandarte). This cufftitle is likely for a NCO; the Division title “Skanderbeg” is machine woven (BeVo) in what reference book author Ulric of England appears to refer to as the “BeVo-like weave 1” pattern - letters in silver/grey thread across the face of the band, with segmented border stripes at the top and bottom edges woven in the same and the reverse side in salt and pepper pattern (the title letters appear as a negative image (reversed) within a denser band of thread). The cufftitle measures just under 18” long, with the ends lightly frayed and other than for this and some minimal edge fraying, is in great condition. The Skanderbeg cufftitle is one of the most rarely seen, particularly in condition as nice as this one!
- Item #: C-725