This reproduction K98K Sight Hood is made of spring steel just like the original. Virtually all Russian capture K98K rifles had their sight hoods removed, so this inexpensive part can make your K98K rifle look correct.
Looked around on-line for a site hood for my K98. Saw them on the usual places. Most go for around $20. Purchased this one and its sturdy, easy to install, and a great value.
I've put one of these on every K98 I have that didn't have one. It is much easier to pick up the front sight with one of these on. these are well worth the price to restore authenticity and help iron sight accuracy.