Posted 2 years ago
Parade visor cap of a Marshal of the Soviet Union. The cap is dated 1985, and is marked as a size "61", so the fellow had a large head. The interior of the cap shows some wear, the exterior "Czarist Green" (sea-green or teal) body is near-perfect. The cap manufacturer (which translates as "43rd Central Experimental Manufacturing Combine") was the most common manufacturer of general and admiral caps in these later years. The heavy gold-bullion oak leaves are hand-embroidered directly into the red cap band. The chinstrap is constructed of white kid skin, which also has gold bullion hand-embroidered embellishment. The gold Soviet cockade is of two-piece construction as are all cockades on genuine general's and marshal's visor caps. The quality of the piece is difficult to describe, but just picking it up, one can immediately determine that this visor is of exceptional construction. I will post the complete uniform eventually, but time is money.