Latvian Legion armshield, being the locally made M1943 Schutzmannschaft "Latvija" patch. Appears to be a 2 or 3-piece stitched construction (see reverse). Seen frequently in period photographs but rarely encountered; more frequent is the often unused SS-issue with the thick black borders around the Latvian shield. Differs in construction to the example in Littlejohn vol. 4 pg. 189.