1 pc. wooden button for Jäger cap

7.35 €
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Description

Price is for 1 button. You need usually 2 buttons for a cap. 

Brown buttons with a diameter of 13 mm, made of hard wood, which imitates the original buttons as closely as possible in texture and color. Such buttons at the beginning of the 20th century were usually made from Coroso walnut. They served as a distinctive feature of Jaeger caps in the initial period of the war. Rare item! Later, all the buttons were already metal.

Historical reference.


Buttons on Jäger caps. Left: a Jäger in the tropical jacket made of Italian fabric "Olona". Photos from facebook.com.
Right: a 
Jäger in an M41 jacket with isignia set installed according to the 1935 rules to have the "veteran" look. Photos from forum.ww2.ru


The original buttons were made from Corozo nut, the fruit of a palm tree that grows in South America. It is also called vegetable ivory. Prior to the wide distribution of plastics (which the Germans themselves, by the way, were actively developing before and during the Second World war); horns, bones, wood and nuts (cores or shells) traditionally served as button material. Therefore, for the beginning of the XX century, nut buttons were not uncommon.

However, nowdays it is not so easy to find or manufacture walnut buttons. The main material of the beginning of the XXI century is plastic.


Corozo nut and buttons made of it. Picture from best-guide.ru