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  1. Yep, the hat is lined with something that feels like a mixture of bulap and strow when you rub with your fingers. It gives a crackling noise by doing so. So it feels like a natural material is used for lining between TS and black material in the crown body.
  2. Hi gentlemen, Here s a nice example of a reversible tiger stripe / black boonie hat in almost unused condition.
  3. Thank you Ryan, yes, that s what J Hardy stated or researched and what I could independently reseach by the confirmation of the veteran. So what I summarize so far in regard to the markmanship of all three embroideries is that there must have been a taylor shop or similar where such designs were made in this manner.
  4. Here's a collection of one of a kind (but 3) named SOG berets with almost idenical embroidery designs from the later Vietnam period. All made from the same worksmanship and all made in 1970-1971. All three have a bombburst design different in name and the way the name is sewn inside. The detailed view of all 3 is really fascinating. One beret is named to a LT who was part of CCC and TF2AE and it s documented by J. Hardy's website specialforceshistory.com. The other two examples are named to one veteran I had the chance to get in contact with and call him two times. He didnt talk much about what he exactly did that time in Vietnam with SOG but he gave me some input and info that was enough for me.He made basic training in 1969. He told me he was quite young and an early out in early 1971. Independently he also confirmed that he got the embroideries done in Nha Trang which corresponds the fact of the single named beret that was identified also to be done in Nha Trang. Unfortunately the Vet is quite ill these days. I also got in conatct with his sister who sent me some old photos of her brother from the time in Vietnam in 1970-1971. I also have his Class A uniform. Unfortunately the veteran is listed nowhere - neigher in the Who is Who nor anywhere else i ve seen so far. But that dosent bother me at all. One of his berers has a vietnamese made 5th Gp flash on it - the other one does have an US made one. Please enjoy Best Zirni
  5. Zirni

    MACV SOG patch

    Thank you all for the input
  6. Here s a Macv Sog patch i ve never seen before. It looks very similar to the US made non period ones (with yellow merrowed edge) that can be seen more often. This example is red bordered cut edge with very few detail in my opinion. Anyway I personally have never seen such example before. Any thought s about period and country where this patch could have been made? Thank you very much in advance.
  7. Yep that s good...my small zippers are all 555 and the main zipper is CNS branded (never seen such brand before)
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