I have been interested in this subject for a very long time and have put some research into it but i still am unsure. I have been told be experts that is was a personally made item and that it was only a cover for the shako made out of fur. On the other hand i have been told it was military issue and they were completely separate shakos. My questions are as follows:
1. Which one is correct.
2.What units were issued with them.
3. Where were they stored during the non-winter months.