This is a pair of shoulder straps for a One-Year-Volunteer (OYV) from Infanterie Großherzog von Sachsen (5. Thüringisches) Nr 94. This was the only Infanterie regiment from the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar. It was established in 1762 and had its three Bataillons based at three different cities: Weimar, Eisenach, and Jenna. The regiment was assigned to the XI. Armeekorps at the beginning of WW I. The shoulder straps are quite large, measuring 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4.” They are red with the Grand Duke’s crowned Cypher in yellow. A white and black rope-like trim surrounds three sides of the straps. Each of the straps also has a gilt button in place, with no Kompagnie number. The shoulder straps’ reverse is a dark blue. Some light moth tracking shows on one of the strap’s obverse. One can also see the small holes where they were once sewn to a tunic. Material from an OYV is always hard to find, often harder than from an officer.