Great looking Army/Waffen-SS Field Police (Feldgendarmerie) Gorget. This gorget first appeared in 1938. The field police (military police) performed such duties as traffic control, guarding of supply and ammo dumps and local patrol service. The Feldgendarmerie units ranged from company to battalion strength and served on all fronts from Europe to North Africa. The gorget was worn at all times while on duty except when combat operations made this impossible. The Feldgendarmerie also had a special cuffband, with the SS units getting their own style cuffband later in the war. This example is made of steel. The body and the links are all magnetic. The reverse has pressed cardboard fiber fitted to shape. This example was a recent vet-family purchase by me and is in overall excellent condition showing light wartime use. When exposed to light the scroll and eagle and buttons will glow in the dark.