Original German WWI Named Prussian M1915 Infantry Pickelhaube Helmet - Regimentally Marked
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition Named Imperial Prussian line Infantry enlisted man's Mannschaften (other ranks) pickelhaube, with regimental markings. The M1915 was the last model of Pickelhaube issued prior to the move to all steel helmets. In accordance with the 1915 regulations these helmets would no longer would use brass, silver, or Tombak as the M1895 did. All issued Pickelhaube would now use grey oxidized steel fittings for all Regiments.
This helmet features a oxidized steel frontplate (wappen) with the Prussian state eagle clutching a scepter and crown, over the King's motto, "Mit Gott Für Koenig und Vaterland" (With God for King and Country, i.e. Prussia). The crown of this leather helmet displays a vented enlisted removable spike mount on an oxidized steel baseplate. The spike is in excellent condition, and is easily removable using the "bayonet-style" attaching system. It is complete with the Prussian (black and white) and German National Colors (red white and black) cockades around the chin strap lugs.
The interior features a nice original leather liner. Size is approximately US 7 (5cm). On the liner there is also the name of the soldier it was issued to, as well as the regiment they were in. We were unfortunately not able to make out the name and regiment. The chin strap is unfortunately broken and extremely delicate due to age and drying out. However the fittings are completely intact and in great shape.
The black leather shell shows normal age crazing and wear. The lacquer finished leather is in very good condition having no serious issues. There is also definitely some level of leather shrinkage due to age, which is why the some fittings are somewhat loose.
The front leather visor has oxidized steel trim in very good condition. The metal spine that descends from the spike's baseplate to the edge of the rear visor is also in very good condition. Overall a very nice condition Imperial Prussian pickelhaube, a great addition to any collection.
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