SUPURB EXAMPLE WITH HUGE EAGLE INSIGNIA.
This is one of the nicest 1912 pattern infantry officer hats i have ever offered. The condition is excellent, inside and out and it has a few differences not seen in any regular fashion.
Notice the bullion eagle is huge! The bullion is two-toned, outlining the shield, arrows, olive branch and the letters in the banner. The tail feathers extend down to the base of the silk banding. On the inside is a stiffener that helps the hat to maintain that great lift to the peak of the hat. Another difference on the inside is the height of the light tan colored sweatband usually only seen in European headgear of this period. The diamond shape crown panel in the inside of the crown and the construction looks very similar to German visor hat of the early 20th C. The side buttons are un-marked.
There are a two notable scuff marks on the visor and typical slight warping from heat to the visor leather which does not detract from the hat in the least.
Size label is 6 7/8.