Restoration & Rescue Service
Customer wanted period flight jacket to have shoulder strap loops, fix a missing loop on waist adjustment, add loops for metal eagle and repair the ripped out lining. We put loops over the holes someone had punched through the leather, a no-no. Nice all origionla piece ready for display! What can Soldat restore to help your collection?
Customer had a nice Artillerie Rock, but there was a problem with the sleeve, just not going to display well shorter and very wrinkled, which is not as apparent in photo as is really was. Tailor got after it and you can see the results. Actually dropped the right as far as possible, discovering a bit of mothing AND taking the let up a bit! But now this displays beautifully as you can see in customers photo!! What can Soldat restore in your collection?
Customer had this beautiful Gau flag but the hook edge was dicey! Several of the loops gone and others pretty weak. Right next to the name patch the structural seam was ripping away, take a look at the photos below. Working with the customers supplied cloth, tailor put it back together patching both sides and sewing into seam. Then replacing all the loops. Time machine the new patches and you have a very displayable flag! All the other holes, the customer wanted as that was condition! What can Soldat restore for you & your collection?!
Return customer sent his NSDAP Leader Schirm for restoration. The sweat band was cracked right along the vent perferrations and very brittle. The visor was partially in still held in place. The goal was restoration of original parts to where it could be displayed. I have to caution the customer about trying to show off the RZM tag, that band is not going to take to being peaked under!
Original OT M43 with replica Heer Trap, replaced with original OT Trap, zig-zagged to contain top fray. Customer commented in email to brother, 'You must see the latest restoration and repair completed by Cyrus. Thanks to him my M-43 Organization Todt cap now bears the correct trapezoid device. Amazing workmanship by a true craftsman!'
Restored this original bakelite bino case replacing the missing belt straps; brown or black. “I contacted Cyrus with an unorthodox equipment restoration request. Not only was he able to do it in a quick and timely manner, he was able to add a few small details which make it better than I expected! Thank you sir! - Bill K.”
Original NSDAP Leaders Cap to Cap Rescue Service with the visor detached and sweatband loose. Back on display!
Replica Rescue, Modification, & Vintaging
Unknown Chinese made SS Panzer M43 sent to Cap Rescue Service. Added nice late war officer BEVO handstitch top-flip style plus vintage. The offset button; factory quality control issue as the trap was lined up on the seam.
'Found in the Bunker Hitler' cap that needed a eagle reattached plus some vintaging.
As with many things in our market place, nowadays caps are made in China, Pakistan & other Asian shops. Nearly every brand name is now copied and sold at a far lower price which is very attractive to the budget conscious buyer. However some of these caps arrive from their source and are, well disappointing. The price is such that it is not worth shipping back overseas. What to do?
Not basically bad caps, but there is that plastic visor & poorly placed wreath & cockade, not to mention no eagle! After Cap Rescue here is the lot five ready to go back to the customer!
On the right as it comes right out of the box from a major online vendor. Took this Chinese cap and changed the piping color, added quality insignia, chin cord, & vintaging and out comes the cap on the left, a veteran Heeres Signals Officer's Cap!
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