The Grail:WWII German "Gestapo" leather coat. There were two variants of these Knebl & Ditrich leather coats at all - the black one here, for the "Gestapo" (Geheime Staatspolizei) and the brown one for Geheime Kriminalpolizei. These coats are 10 times more seldom than the XX-leather coat of this type and after 1944 it was forbidden to procuce coats because of leather shortage.Knebl & Ditrich - (German Names) were two Germans who produced in Allied country - Croatia (Town: India) Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht and Kriegsmarine and other 3rd Reich Militaria. Knebl & Ditrich was one of the first firms in Europe, which produced for the Luftwaffe - they had to gogo Croatia because it was forbidden after WWI. To produce War-Items and Stuff in Germany. Knebl & Ditrich was attacked by bomb raid in 1943 were they disappeared from producing - eastern front attack. This Gestapo leather coat is made of very thick and supple leather. Its still durable and super soft and flexible. This coat has no odors at all. The Indian head is a "gag" a simbol for the city and the Germans loved the Indians (tribes) you can find much 3rd Rich art - of Indian heads and memorabilia of the era. At first impression this type of coat is a hybrid between a XX leather coat and a civilan coat. It was supposed to look like a civilan type.
Has a protection at the wrap - pockets - they are closable - that nobody can put his hand into discrete material. The inner cuff windprotection is there as well as on all original Wehrmacht items.
The snap buttons are markes Prym 2 - brass nickel plated. All buttons are original bakeltie buttons.
This coat has still his grey inner lining and the grey 2nd inner coat! Most of them were thrown away.. About 42-44 US according to US vintage garnments of WWII.
Shoulder- to Shoulderseam: 19.3 inch / 49 cm. Armpit to armpit: 23.2 inch / 59 cm. Arm length : 24.5 inch / 62 cm. Back length without collar: 43.5 inch / 110 cm. Very rare item - enjoy the pictures.
Knebl & Ditrich - Military Producer of WWII Germany, Wehrmacht , Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine , XX. The item "WW2 German original GESTAPO Knebl & Ditrich Great Coat leather XXElite Wehrmacht" is in sale since Saturday, December 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Uniforms".
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