I took this set of photos each showing 10 basic German Army uniform and equipment items. I chose the items to be representative of original examples (for the most part). The photos are intended to show variation in original items side by side in the same lighting conditions.
The range of variation seen in the photos is a result of the following factors:
-Changes in materials and construction as the war progressed
-Wear and use
-Modification by/for the wearer
-Patina and toning from age
-Manufacturer variation with regard to construction; variations in raw materials used