WWII German Kreis Level Political Leader Visor Cap-This example has had the stiffening ring removed by the owner giving it a very unique and handsome look. The body is trikot weave, olive brown wool. It is super soft and has only minor discoloration. The white piping is fully intact and clean. The olive brown velvet center band is excellent. The insignia is a stand out! Aside from one missing prong on the eagle (it sags a little) the insignia is outstanding. Two gilt finished pebbled metal buttons hold the gold celleon chinstrap firmly in place. The brown vulkanfibre visor has some minor scuffing but is excellent otherwise. The interior is fully lined in gold cloth that has minor discoloration and wear from use. There is a fully intact, diamond shaped moisture shield. The tan leather sweatband has some minor scuffing but is very clean and not terribly stiff. It has separated from the body at the front and there are a few small tears. It is a size 55. Near excellent overall!