Vintage French Foreign Legion Kepi Hat (7 1/8)
Vintage military hat as worn by French foreign legion. This French wool kepi hat is the standard military hat with its signature black band and red crown for NCO's, officers and chief corporals with more than 15 years experience. This model 1946 French Foreign Legion kepi hat was issued in the mid-1950s to those below the rank of Sergeant. Like many military hats produced for the foreign legion the is kepi was manufactured by the Scecam Bernay. 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 22.5“ in circumference by 4“ tall and weighs 7.5oz. Hat size is a 58 equates to a 7 1/4.
In good used condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Box No. Box 27 Military Hats
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