WhH cossacs BeVo collar tabs

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Description

Collar-tabs on a dark green background, red "coils" (the characteristic shape of German collar-tabs) with crossed silver spikes. Made BeVo style (woven as a single cloth) in the form of a ribbon, like the original.

The insignia is copied from the original sample exclusively for our store. This is a proprietary design with neat colors and details. It should be noted that almost all copies on the market are made incorrectly (in the form of parallelepipeds, not coils, a simplified shape of peaks taken from bad photographs, incorrect dimensions, etc.).

The price is for a pair of collar-tabs (for 1 jacket).

The size of the collar tab is approximately 7x3 cm.

How to sew the shield?

Original collar-tabs (as well as our copy) were made in the form of a ribbon with a "locked" long edge. The collar-tabs were cut off from the ribbon and the place of the cut was tucked under the collar-tab so that this edge would not unstring.

There are 2 ways.

I. Method for museum copies. Trim the excess from the short side of the insignia with a margin of 5 mm.  Tuck these 5 mm under the insignia and iron (you may use glue). Fasten the insignia on the clothes with a few stitches of threads of bright color, so it sits smoothly. Sew the stripe along the contour with small stitches (seam around the edge). Remove the bright thread that fixed the insignia.

II. Way to for reenactment (easier). Glue the patch onto thin paper or fabric using tailor's glue or PVA. Dry it using an iron (if the glue is liquid then you should use as little glue as possible, otherwise it can leak on the front side). Cut the patch along the contour with no margin. Fasten the stripe on the clothes with a few stitches of threads of bright color, so it sits smoothly. Sew the stripe along the contour with small stitches (seam around the edge). Remove the bright thread that fixed the insignia.

Historical reference.

    The Cossack units of the Wehrmacht included volunteers from the Don, Kuban and Terek Cossacks. Such units began to be staffed from the locals when German troops entered the territory of the Cossack regions.

    Initially, the uniform of the Cossack units was heterogeneous. They combined together items from both German and Soviet uniforms, and traditional Cossack items (caps, caps with a colored band, hoods, Circassian coats, burkas, etc.). Officers could wear elements of the uniform and insignia of the Russian Imperial Army.

    In November 1942, a system of insignia was introduced for Cossack units:

    • Breast insignia of the Eastern troops in the form of a swastika and wings.
    • Red collar tabs with crossed lances (on a dark green underlay for lower ranks, on a silver underlay for officers).
    • Shoulder straps are dark green with red piping and white stripes for lower ranks; for officers - narrow shoulder cords.
    • Armbands, the colors of which depended on the unit.
    • An oval cockade of dark green color with a red vertical stripe and two crossed peaks.
    As field uniforms they wore Wehrmacht uniforms, including tropical ones, combining them with traditional hats and kubankas.