These are WWII pattern German handkerchiefs of relatively recent production from Europe; ready to fill out a tunic pocket and lend a helping hand in the field when your allergies kick in. The weave and construction are identical to the original in my collection although the color is a little lighter.
You can now choose from several different markings (see photos):
- RBNr.0/0429/5081 (generic)
- HEERESEIGENTUM (army / Wehrmacht)
- Fl.U.V. (Luftwaffe)
- Eigentum der Waffen SS
Originals and post war models varied in color and style, meaning there was never a strict standard like most things German, but this more subdued gray/blue is one of the better styles out there. These make a great and very useful personal item. This was an issued item listed in the soldbuch and not simply a private purchase item, so it is perfect for every detail oriented reenactor. Price is for one handkerchief. Limited quantities available. Slight color variations.