Imperial Japanese Navy WW2 OFFICER BULLION BADGED DRESS BLUE VISOR CAP IJN Hat
The Japanese Navy went for the knockout punch with their surprise attack against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. Missing the opportunity to sink our aircraft carriers cost them dearly, as the US flat-tops were decisive in turning back the Japanese in the Coral Sea and at Midway in early 1942. Despite those setbacks, the Imperial Japanese Navy remained a potent force in the Pacific until the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. This Imperial Japanese Navy WW2 OFFICER BULLION BADGED DRESS BLUE VISOR CAP is a high quality MODERN REPRODUCTION. It's in excellent condition, with only some light scattered wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the cap is in excellent shape, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or other damage to the crisp navy blue wool construction. Most interestingly, it boasts an elegant gold bullion, brass, and metal Imperial Japanese Navy officer's hat badge sewn at front, sports a black leatherette visor and chinstrap, and is complete with both of the IJN "cherry blossom and anchor" embossed gilt side buttons. It features a black mohair hatband, black leatherette sweatband, and black satin crown lining, carries two black finished brass ventilation grommets at each side of the crown, and bears a white cotton tag sewn at the interior top crown, which is hand marked with "RUTKIN-SAN" in black, the meaning of which is unknown, and is stamped with the Size, "60", which translates to a US Size 7 1/2. A beautiful representation of an Imperial Japanese Navy WW2 OFFICER BULLION BADGED DRESS BLUE VISOR CAP. We have shown a photo of the legendary Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, architect of the Peal Harbor attack, wearing a similar dress hat during WW2. GOVERNMENT at the left front. The item "Imperial Japanese Navy WW2 OFFICER BULLION BADGED DRESS BLUE VISOR CAP IJN Hat" is in sale since Monday, January 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Reproductions\Japan". The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California.
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