French Officers Military Kepi Hat - Size 6 3/4
Vintage military hat as worn by French artillery, marines, engineers or band members. This French kepi hat is the standard military hat with its signature dark blue band, crown and gold piping for officers. In the case that this is a black kepi then it would have been worn by an engineer or band members. This kepi hat was most likely issued in the early 19th century given its construction. This kepi came from a collection of military items dating from the 1890's up to the 1970's which will be listed shortly.
One of the most distinctive styles of military hats in the world the French Kepi was originally developed from the Casquette d'Afrique worn as a replacement to the shakos in hot climates. A great addition to your military, hat or French collection.
Item measures 21.25“ in circumference by 3.75“ tall and weighs 6.6 oz. Hat size equates to a 6 3/4.
In good wearable condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Box No. 19
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