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by pointystuff
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 1348

Re: busby

A couple of sources for an excellent book on cavalry headgear: https://www.amazon.com/German-Cavalry-1871-1914-Equipment/dp/3902526076 https://gunandswordcollector.com/product/german-cavalry-1871-1914/ ...and a second book (in French, but with excellent illustrations): http://www.terraculturae.com/p...
by pointystuff
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: busby
Replies: 25
Views: 1348

Re: busby

by pointystuff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Repairing A Felt Pickehaube
Replies: 16
Views: 2594

Re: Repairing A Felt Pickehaube

Well done!
by pointystuff
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: American Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: American Pickelhaube

Very impressive.
by pointystuff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Convoluted Deal.
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: A Convoluted Deal.

That's a very nice one.
by pointystuff
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Collection pics
Replies: 35
Views: 5164

Re: Collection pics

Wow.
by pointystuff
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Hussar No 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Leib Hussar No 1

Still, it serves as a testament to all that you have learned and helped fellow collectors to discover over the years.
by pointystuff
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: WWI German Lance Sling
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

Re: WWI German Lance Sling

What was the ballpark price?
by pointystuff
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: After the War
Replies: 18
Views: 6775

Re: After the War

Yes, the cap guns we played with are now condemned to the tables of antique dealers. I don't think you could buy "ammo" anyway. You know you are getting old when you see your toys for sale in antique stores. :( http://www.capgunstore.com/CAPS-for-Cap-Guns_c9.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by pointystuff
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Opinion on a helmet plate with split backings
Replies: 13
Views: 3151

Re: Opinion on a helmet plate with split backings

What type torch do you use on the enlisted spike brads?
by pointystuff
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: George Birringer RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 3244

Re: George Birringer RIP

Did that method involve weight from an automobile, by chance? I was shocked when I heard as well. I have been collecting for the span of 20 years and have been away from it for about 10 years or after Katrina. I just got back into collecting about 2-3 months ago when I heard the sad news from Randy....
by pointystuff
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: George Birringer RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 3244

Re: George Birringer RIP

Sad to hear Mr. Birringer has passed away.
He made excellent Pickelhaube chinstraps and was always glad to share his knowledge of the old helmets.
by pointystuff
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka
Replies: 34
Views: 20101

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

http://americantrakehner.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pointystuff
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: A mistake in my youth --- or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

Re: A mistake in my youth --- or not?

There are a number of these around. There has already been discussion on the use of these standard infantry spikes on JzuP helmets. I don't know if there are any new opinions about Kurassier helmets. Some members seem to think the spikes were applied when they came into the country for the bond pro...
by pointystuff
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: colonial Tschako?
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

colonial Tschako?

:-k

http://www.wwiidaggers.com/38317.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pointystuff
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Question: how to attach a portepee to a sword
Replies: 1
Views: 4013

Re: Question: how to attach a portepee to a sword

I have not seen it, but suspect the information might be found here:

http://www.seitengewehr.de/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pointystuff
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe Artillery Officer Restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 11518

Re: Saxe Artillery Officer Restoration

well done! how do you get the needle to penetrate dried/hard epoxy? also, what kind of black thread do you use, anything special or just ordinary sewing thread? the devil is in the details... thank you I'd guess that the epoxy is used above and below the area where the linen is stitched. Plain cott...
by pointystuff
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Two Bavarian M15 Officer helmets
Replies: 23
Views: 4714

Re: Two Bavarian M15 Officer helmets

That's a snazzy pair.
Was there a Bavarian plate variant with tongue-less lions?
I have one that's either lost both tongues, or maybe it was made that way.
by pointystuff
Tue May 24, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe Artillery Officer Restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 11518

Re: Saxe Artillery Officer Restoration

I need to try the epoxy-and-linen method for repairing a split in the dome of Vulkanfibre helmet.
Thanks for the tip.
by pointystuff
Fri May 20, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe Artillery Officer Restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 11518

Re: Saxe Artillery Officer Restoration

That's excellent. Are you using a two-part clear epoxy like the stuff that comes in pair syringe-like devices?
by pointystuff
Sun May 08, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: tschapka real or fake
Replies: 9
Views: 4981

Re: tschapka real or fake

I would leave it alone and put money on one with no cloud hanging over it.
by pointystuff
Sat May 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: tschapka real or fake
Replies: 9
Views: 4981

Re: tschapka real or fake

Legitimate all-felt Tschapkas existed with round-tongued liners.

The old Johansson book has a similar helmet on page 170, but with multiple vent holes in the mortarboard neck and a toggle instead of a hook.
by pointystuff
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Garde M 15 Tschako
Replies: 17
Views: 6497

Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

https://www.weitze.net/militaria/18/Preussen_Tschako_fuer_einen_Einjaehrig_Freiwilligen_im_Garde_Jaeger_Bataillon_bzw_Garde_Schuetzen_Bataillon__214018.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Größe 60 :eek: https://www.weitze.net/militaria/21/Preussen_Tschako_fuer_Mannschaften_im_Westfae...
by pointystuff
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Holes in Pickelhaube Body
Replies: 16
Views: 4303

Re: Holes in Pickelhaube Body

I have seen this on several Model 1867 helmets. Often M60's, which had a cruciform base, were cut down to make an M67, which had a round base. When they did this the BKA would plug the extra holes and make new ones to accommodate the new spike base. I believe that Tony has one of these on his websi...
by pointystuff
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My first Taschako
Replies: 12
Views: 3194

Re: My first Taschako

Good score. =D>
by pointystuff
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: A dangerous copy !
Replies: 13
Views: 4387

Re: A dangerous copy !

It would be difficult to electroform an item of that size and in such a complex shape.

https://www.google.ch/patents/US5837118" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I attempted to grow an officer's spike top that way some years ago.
by pointystuff
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Reserve Officer Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 11259

Re: 10th Pioneer Battalion Reserve Officer Restoration

"The cardboard backings on both kokarden have fused with the helmet finish. These will tear when taken off and new ones will have to be made."

Would heat from a blow dryer soften the shellac enough to pull the cardboard off the shell? :-k
by pointystuff
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Holes in Pickelhaube Body
Replies: 16
Views: 4303

Re: Holes in Pickelhaube Body

Maybe it was part of the giant Pickelhaube pyramid. :-k
by pointystuff
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kaisers Liebling
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Kaisers Liebling

Thanks for the link.
The HR 17 clip is especially interesting.
by pointystuff
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bad photos, bad example, but the first square top.
Replies: 15
Views: 3501

Re: Bad photos, bad example, but the first square top.

Back in the good old days when eBayers could contact one another outside of the system, this helmet might've sat there unsold. The eagle appears to have been decapitated, too.

http://pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10318" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pointystuff
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A rare M95 felt lacquered Oldenburg
Replies: 14
Views: 3209

Re: A rare M95 felt lacquered Oldenburg

Is there a stitch line showing across the top of the neck guard and behind the chinstrap?
by pointystuff
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Baden Landwehrkreuz
Replies: 13
Views: 2341

Re: Baden Landwehrkreuz

Would this do?

http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopi ... ehr#p52834" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pointystuff
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

Re: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration

Not that I know of, but again I am no expert on these lancer helmets. My first idea, would be that the cap line hook had been lost and that there should be one on every tschapka. Perhaps Max or Bruno can make a comment. I have seen photos of an officer helmet that appeared to have been made without...
by pointystuff
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

Re: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration

Sometimes an officer Tschapka without a caplines hook appears. Was there a regulation change associated with that?
by pointystuff
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: More Photos with help required
Replies: 8
Views: 3455

Re: More Photos with help required

Are a couple of those Garde Ulanen wearing eagles without the stars?
by pointystuff
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Superb Preußen Eigentumsstück Jäger Tschako
Replies: 13
Views: 3383

Re: Superb Preußen Eigentumsstück Jäger Tschako

That's fabulous.

What sort of Kokarde is on the right side?
by pointystuff
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Request for help – LGHR Special Parade Chord
Replies: 11
Views: 4194

Re: Request for help – LGHR Special Parade Cord

There is one shown on p. 409 of The German Cavalry from 1871 to 1914: Uniforms and Equipment
by Ulrich Herr and Jens Nguyen.
by pointystuff
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: My best guide
Replies: 11
Views: 3979

Re: My best guide

How much of the book is devoted to Tschapkas?
by pointystuff
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

Re: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration

I haven't tried lacquer thinner with shellac, but am guessing that it evaporates pretty fast compared to the alcohol.

Thanks.
by pointystuff
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Fixin Yer Leather Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 6674

Re: Fixin Yer Leather Hat

Thanks!
by pointystuff
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Fixin Yer Leather Hat
Replies: 15
Views: 6674

Re: Fixin Yer Leather Hat

Is this the sandpaper you prefer?
Norton 02619 Premium Aluminum-Oxide Sandpaper 120 Grit
http://www.uspaintsupply.com/sandpaper/ ... sandpaper/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pointystuff
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

Re: Prussian Reserve Officer Tschapka Restoration

What are the pros and cons of lacquer thinner vs. denatured alcohol for the cotton ball work?

Also, what are your thoughts on using an airbrush for layering the black shellac?
My guess is that the cleanup of the airbrush between coats might be more trouble than it's worth.
by pointystuff
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ventilated spike
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Ventilated spike

Good feature to have when there's a cold wind blowing into the crown of the helmet.
by pointystuff
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Tschapka
Replies: 9
Views: 2617

Re: Tschapka

Nice one!
Looks like something munched on one of the liner tongues, but it's not the end of the world.
by pointystuff
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: My Complete Wappen collection
Replies: 22
Views: 6686

Re: My Complete Wappen collection

I have only the gray bandeau. I have the same loop on hussar bandeau and tshako eagle. hello, i have never had the pleasure to inspect in my hand an ersatz busby made of felt, but the few i've seen in photo or museums (Fort de la Pompelle) haven't the frontal pocket so I think they could have an ext...
by pointystuff
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: My Complete Wappen collection
Replies: 22
Views: 6686

Re: My Complete Wappen collection

Leone wrote:I have the same loop on hussar bandeau and tshako eagle.
I have one of gray steel for a hussar busby, too.