I ran into a typical looking red SS Arm band with black piping at a estate sale. Upon closer inspection it looked period correct material and craftsmanship wise, but lacking any sort of RZM tag or stamp on the inside. So it is either a knockoff or is it possible tag was removed or it did not come with one in the first place? I did a search here but no luck. Seems unlikely a real one would lack a proper ID tag? Need short education here. Cheers, Jonny
More than likely a modern made Pakistani one.
Very possible! The material is cotton and the stitching is spot on. Would be interesting to see a image of a fake. Anyone with a good shot of a repro. Many thanks, John
Later ones would have had a paper RZM tag, which could easily go missing. The usual "tells" on those are real ones have a ribbed center circle that is slightly oval shaped. also the back black tape edging lines up very well on originals but no as much on reproductions.
Not sure if the material types were both used at same time or not. I guess wool might have become scarce as the war progressed?