An exceptional and rare insignia set to an SS-Untersturmführer in the 13th Waffen SS Mountain Division "Handschar".

The machine embroidered Handschar collar patch is the first pattern, and the rank collar patch has 3 pips indicating the rank of SS-Untersturmführer; both the tabs have a metallic piping for officers.
They show slightly usage and they both appear to be tunic removed examples. Overall condition is very good.

The 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar was a Muslim combat formation created by the Germans to restore order in Yugoslavia.

It was the first non-Germanic Waffen-SS division, and its formation marked the expansion of the Waffen-SS into a multi-ethnic military force.

The division was composed mostly of Bosnian Muslims (ethnic Bosniaks) with some Catholic Croat soldiers and mostly German and Yugoslavian Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) officers.

A scarce set to find on market.

Include certificate of authenticity (15 €)