An original Horizon Blue French Army Officers hat in good condition and made from fur felt.
This pattern of cap came into use with the French Army in 1916 and saw issue throughout the rest of the Great War. The cap is made from a horizon blue fur felt and features dark blue piping which is machine stitched on with white thread.
The interior of the cap feature a grey leather sweatband which is typical of the period. It has both 58 and 59 marked inside which indicate the size.
The cap is in good condition and displays well. There are no signs of serious damage or wear although there are some darker areas which look like staining or similar. This may come out with careful cleaning but I do not know.
Overall a very nice original Great War Officers hat which would make a nice addition to any collection!