World War I German Halstuch (Scarf)
World War I German Halstuch (Scarf)
 
WWI Halstuch
WWI Halstuch
 

The field-grey German Halstuch (Scarf) was introduced in 1907 and was worn to protect the neck, absorb sweat and keep clean (protect) the collar of the tunic (Waffenrock).


Signatures on the Halstuch
Signatures on the Halstuch
 
Owner label "Eini.-Freiwilliger Lorenz 10.Kompagnie” which means Einjährig-Freiwilliger (One-year volunteer).
Owner label "Eini.-Freiwilliger Lorenz 10.Kompagnie” which means Einjährig-Freiwilliger (One-year volunteer).
 


The scarf has a sewn on label with soldier’s name “Eini.-Freiwilliger Lorenz 10.Kompagnie” which means Einjährig-Freiwilliger (One-year volunteer).
There are also stamps visible with the company number 10.C and II indicating the size of the scarf (35 x 95 cm).

German Halstuch
German Halstuch
 
German Halstuch (Scarf)
German Halstuch (Scarf)
 


In the winter Halstuchs served as protection against cold especially on the east front where the winters were very cold.

3 Responses to “Halstuch (Scarf)”

  1. Kelley Wright says:

    HI.
    I am an American living in Germany that reenacts. Everyone seems to use a Halsbinde but before the war the Halstuch was used. Could you perhaps give me a dimension for your halstuch so I can get a good repro made? Thanks

  2. Milosz says:

    Hello Kelley,

    Sorry for delay with answer.
    I measured my Halstuch, length is 94cm and width 25cm.
    I hope it will help you :)
    Thank you for comment.

    Regards,
    Milosz

  3. Kelley Wright says:

    Thanks!!!!

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