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by Redlegwolf
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kugelhelm and ID Tags?
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Re: Kugelhelm and ID Tags?

I appreciate the feedback; but more so the kind words. I definitely thought 700 was unreasonable. I'm actually home, and PCSed to back down to Fort Sill to instruct Lieutenants in Fire Support now; so it will be nice to have a Christmas stateside. On a side note, I'm going to try and see if the Army...
by Redlegwolf
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kugelhelm and ID Tags?
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Re: Kugelhelm and ID Tags?

Well, that's a helpful start. I don't get far away from headgear. Appreciated.
by Redlegwolf
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kugelhelm and ID Tags?
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Kugelhelm and ID Tags?

Hello everyone: I found this kugelhelm and these tags, and before I commit to another purchase figured I would rely on the expertise of the members of this forum. What make you all of the marks, do you think the tags could be associated with the helmet, and what do you think a fair price would be fo...
by Redlegwolf
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

and again.
by Redlegwolf
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

And some more pics.
by Redlegwolf
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

And to be honest, guys, in looking at this thing--I'm really not sure if it is one piece or multi-segmented and put together tightly in the back. The one pieces still have the shaped pieces that look like its riveted together, right?
by Redlegwolf
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

And number 3--keeping them coming.
by Redlegwolf
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

Photo dump 2
by Redlegwolf
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

Pictures
by Redlegwolf
Fri May 22, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

I'm Back

Hello, all:

Back in the states, and eager to see everyone's new finds on the forum. All the best….and yes, American soil is ever so much more pleasant than desert sand.

Wolf-Ekkehard
by Redlegwolf
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

Thank you, Khukri--I am late to return to the conversation, and still overseas, but very appreciative of it.

v/r
Wolf-Ekkehard
by Redlegwolf
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts
Replies: 10
Views: 3836

Re: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts

Joe--I'm still chillin' in the middle east. SoS won't happen for me this year.
by Redlegwolf
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts
Replies: 10
Views: 3836

Re: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts

We could definitely do hats, polo shirts, sweatshirts, or t-shirts if there was more interes down that route...something like a guy in a pickelhaube and "Pickel-fan"
by Redlegwolf
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts
Replies: 10
Views: 3836

Re: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts

See--didn't think there would really be much interest. No pictures, because what would happen is we submit pictures of our favorite hauben, and the artist literally paints the design before it is printed on the shirts.

Hawaiian shirts work everywhere... 8)
by Redlegwolf
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts
Replies: 10
Views: 3836

Custom Pickelhauben Hawaiian Shirts

Hello fellow enthusiasts: I got a wild hair today while working on designing shirts for my Artillery Battery. Would anyone out there be interested in custom Hawaiian/Aloha shirts with pickelhauben on them? The minimum order is 50, and they would be $50 each. If for some reason there was a lot of int...
by Redlegwolf
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

I did--Turner,Laughlin, ltd. does the best helmet restoration that I know of--and Cameron has been my mentor in Indian Wars helmet restoration for the last few years. It took some major convincing to get me interested in metal helms, and I was very fortunate in my military contacts to secure this on...
by Redlegwolf
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

Poniatowski--the cape is several pieces riveted together--as I undertstand it, only newer helmet models were the one piece segments. Guys, I have to apologize in that I won't be able to post photos myself until I make it home, and I'm dependent on those taken by my restorationist.
by Redlegwolf
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kuirassier Helmet - spot the issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: Kuirassier Helmet - spot the issues

Nice looking helmet, Steve!
by Redlegwolf
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: JR 179 OR's Helme
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: JR 179 OR's Helme

What a great looking helmet!
by Redlegwolf
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

Thank you. As soon as it arrives back, I can post some more pictures.
by Redlegwolf
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

Well, like I had mentioned--it has recently undergone professional restoration; and was buffed/shined by a trained restorationist and curator. My question was whether or not I would continue to shine it as those displayed in so many museums are, or whether I should let it age. I won't be able to mak...
by Redlegwolf
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

Re: My treasure

I am sure, but feel free to share your doubts...
by Redlegwolf
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 9575

My treasure

Well, gentlemen: After several years of working towards it, this piece was just professionally cleaned and conserved--now, I just have to think about how to display it. I suppose the next step is trying to find a garde du corps helmet, but if going after this piece was any indicator, I might need a ...
by Redlegwolf
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Shine or not to Shine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Re: To Shine or not to Shine?

Well, I appreciate everyone's feedback. I think I will leave the piece as is--I just had it professionally conserved, and now I'm ready to enjoy it.
by Redlegwolf
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Shine or not to Shine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

To Shine or not to Shine?

Good morning, gentlemen: For those of you with a garde du corps or garde reiter helmet--or even armor or anything else shiny--do you all polish and shine your metal items? I ask because I am at am impass in making a decision on whether or not to display my new helm as it would have been worn or to l...
by Redlegwolf
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: Custom Steins
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Custom Steins

Hallo All: I recently contacted some stein-crafters in Germany about creating regimental steins in the original style for my Field Artillery unit--needless to say, it was an expensive proposition, but one that I am not yet willing to abandon. Has anyone made their own steins, or would anyone be inte...
by Redlegwolf
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Helmets & Headgear WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 10693

Re: Tropical Helmets & Headgear WW2

Very interesting! Good posts.
by Redlegwolf
Sat May 31, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10531

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

Mr. Suciu--I should have been more specific. Yes, I meant the HS helmets. It's also been proposed that Allien imported almost everything he made from someone else before putting his stamp on it. Thank you for the note.
by Redlegwolf
Sat May 31, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10531

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

I wouldn't be so disappointed, Colonel J-- plenty of Officers and Soldiers aren't listed, and our records aren't the be all end all. Though, I have not seen that method of marking a helmet before, it doesn't mean it's not original. I personally wear a ww2 service cap frontplate that is gilded and la...
by Redlegwolf
Sun May 25, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10531

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

For eagle comparison. The ones on the left are Horstmann variants. The ones on the right are by Allien. Horstmann examples are the design approved by the Army. Allien just kind of did his own thing. Just another case of showing you that regulations are ... just regulations.
by Redlegwolf
Sun May 25, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10531

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

Sure--Allien was simply one of the makers of such helmets. Henry V. Allien, based out of New York, is unique in that his helmets were vastly different than those of other makers -- for instance, the eagle on the frontplate is unmistakable and stands out. The waffles on his cords are incredibly large...
by Redlegwolf
Sun May 25, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10531

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

Alas, I sought out having a custom dome made--but then I got too many helmets to want to keep doing that. So, now I just display them on stands, and occasionally lightly hit them with some air. It really was a beautiful time for US uniforms. If you don't want the other branches, you still have to th...
by Redlegwolf
Fri May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.
Replies: 25
Views: 10531

Re: US Allien Officer Cavalry Helmet 1881.

I'm so glad you got the helmet, Joe! Yes, the plume is yak hair, and it's less fun to plait than it sounds--I actually did the plaiting for your plume, and Cameron made it beautiful, so there you have it. Now you just have to collect all the other branches, because you can't beat Field Artillery red...
by Redlegwolf
Wed May 21, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Spike Variations
Replies: 21
Views: 11475

Re: Officer Spike Variations

Great thread! Very helpful!
by Redlegwolf
Tue May 20, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!

Much thanks, Larmo--I just now saw your post. Always appreciate help with this stuff. Just another beautiful piece of militaria of an era long past.
by Redlegwolf
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!

Oh, I'm tracking this one is enlisted--I guess my mind was on my Officer's Kugelhelm. Yes, I'd appreciate any help in determinign what this is--I know it was a pre-1871 and then cut down to 1871, but I don't know what it was pre 1871, and would appreciate help in that regard.
by Redlegwolf
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction
Replies: 50
Views: 20078

Re: Robert H. Haskell III Estate Helmets on Julia Auction

Good lord, that's quite the collection. Nice haul! Maybe I should get into your business.
by Redlegwolf
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!

I find myself in Kaiser's bunker a lot; however, I have trouble pinning down some models. Thanks, though.
by Redlegwolf
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS B Loree Filz JzP
Replies: 91
Views: 39773

Re: SOS B Loree Filz JzP

Well, this has certainly been an interesting read...still, considering I just saw a garde du corps sell for 8k, methinks their might be better use for that money still.

Offhand, I could come up with a name for someone who could make such a helmet today...
by Redlegwolf
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS B Loree Filz JzP
Replies: 91
Views: 39773

Re: SOS B Loree Filz JzP

Regardless, it is certainly a very interesting piece. I don't know if it's something I would ever pay 5k for, but it is something I would like to touch...
by Redlegwolf
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My SOS 2014 finds
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: My SOS 2014 finds

What great helmets! Congratulations!
by Redlegwolf
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Garde Reiter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Garde Reiter?

Auction houses are the dumping grounds for a lot of things; but I'm not sure about this helmet not being authentic...
by Redlegwolf
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Kugelhelm
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: Prussian Kugelhelm

So...with the pictures. Click on them after you open them and they will zoom in and out properly without stretching.
by Redlegwolf
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Kugelhelm
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: Prussian Kugelhelm

Hello all, I started on M777A2s at Fort Wainwright, AK; and now I am in a HIMARS unit at JBLM, WA. My skill is truly as a fire supporter. And in a previous life, I was used to assist in recruiting for the National Guard...on paper an infantryman...and in truth, not. How odd about the pictures, stret...
by Redlegwolf
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!

Thanks all---that pic was from before I purchased it. Here are some updated pictures. It is a stunning helmet for sure, but I'm still researching it. As I understand it is is a cut down of an earlier helmet turned into a 1871.
by Redlegwolf
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M1842 Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: M1842 Pickelhaube

Thank you for the welcome! Unfortunately I will be unable to make the show of shows this year as I will be using my pre-deployment leave to visit a friend in Tucson, Arizona to learn a little more about restoration of American Indian Wars helmets...and conservation of pickelhauben. I hope to be back...
by Redlegwolf
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Kugelhelm
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Prussian Kugelhelm

Just acquired, and one of the nicest I have ever seen. If anyone knows any more about this kind of helmet, please let me know.
by Redlegwolf
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Kugelhelm
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Prussian Kugelhelm

Just acquired, and one of the nicest I have ever seen. If anyone has additional information on it, please let me know.
by Redlegwolf
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Help Identifying this Kugelhelm!

Hello everyone!

I know this is an older kugelhelm, and that it is cut down from an earlier model, but I was hoping someone had the expertise to guide me as to what exactly I am seeing here. It is very beautiful, and I would like a good description on it as I add it to my growing Artillery museum.