Very rare German WWII DAK or Africa Korps shoulderboards . These are matched set, and are ranked for a NCO. There in unissued condiiton, I only see light storage wear. Made of Tropical Olivegreen cotton twill material , the NCO tress is the DAK type sewn all around the board. Boards are piped in rayon Grass Green for Panzer Grenadier. The bottoms are graygreen wool. Slip ons and very nice! These are the shoulder boards used by the Afrika Korps on the First model and second model tunics.
After German reunification, the company started as a small limited company. In addition, they had started turning the factory in Reichmannsdorf into an industrial museum with funds supplied by the local government. During the first months, proceedings were very slow and they only survived by mostly selling products that had remained in Gräfenthal unfinished since the closure. The new proprietors knew that the desolate state of the factory had been caused by the constant neglect during the . era and it was only covering up the former glory.