Search found 1120 matches

by aicusv
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Prussian guard M15
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Prussian guard M15

Check out this site https://www.reenactor.net/ww1/morsels/f ... unic-1.htm I have a M'15 blouse that only had a back belt added, after looking into restoring it I decided to leave it the way it was.
by aicusv
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Deutsch SudWestAfrika
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Deutsch SudWestAfrika

Very nice thanks
by aicusv
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flugeladjutant Helmets
Replies: 28
Views: 258

Re: Flugeladjutant Helmets

They're too pretty to look at
by aicusv
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: not just German soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: not just German soldiers

I know that some of the uniforms worn today by the drives of the State carriages are from Victorian times. They have to select soldiers who fit the uniforms. For the last couple of weddings and occasions, when the carriages were used, they had to get female soldiers. As most of the males were too la...
by aicusv
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart

Hey they get a heart a fluttered.
by aicusv
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: not just German soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: not just German soldiers

Didn't someone else live on BakerSt.? Great photo, interesting the way his uniform is tailored?
by aicusv
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895

Well here is a red mark in the same helmet
red mark.JPG
by aicusv
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Unusual Trench Souvenir
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Unusual Trench Souvenir

Very interesting
by aicusv
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Ersatz Bing Bros.
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Ersatz Bing Bros.

Did some of these "Tin" helmets have black painted spikes? Years ago I had one with a bayonet type spike painted black. I passed it on because of the spike.
by aicusv
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Bavarian Shako, enlisted in silver

I've run across a couple of helmets that were dated 1918, but made to 1914 standards (Brass fittings and non removable spike). I've assumed that they were using left over parts since the helmets were no longer being worn in combat.
by aicusv
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895

Here is one of the marks inside my GR6 helmet
wht GR6 mark.JPG
.
by aicusv
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Repro chinstraps - Sources ?
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Repro chinstraps - Sources ?

I was making my own using original fittings and new leather. I appears that some folks had gotten wise to this and the buckles are getting hard to find at a reasonable price.
by aicusv
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: New member from Canada

Welcome
by aicusv
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

:banghead: Things here are now getting serious, they're closing the liquor stores
by aicusv
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze

thanks unfortunately I don't have any information about the Officer, I bought this cap many years ago during the wonderful exhibitons in Baltard pavillion in Nogent sur Marne. verdun16 Actually you do have information about the officer. If the monogram is his, you know his regiment, first letter of...
by aicusv
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M15
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Prussian M15

Good luck, replacing a liner isn't the easiest job.
by aicusv
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

They closed the County I live in until further notice, no schools, no theaters, no gatherings.
by aicusv
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer

Try reposting the photos.
by aicusv
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: What Do the Hohenzollerns Deserve?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: What Do the Hohenzollerns Deserve?

At least they made out better than Nicky and his family.
by aicusv
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: plaque with fuselier caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: plaque with fuselier caps

Very interesting. There are very few of the plates from the "Hessian" helmets captured during the American Revolution remaining. From what I understand the plate was much prized as a large piece of sheet brass.
by aicusv
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Post option fault
Replies: 2
Views: 688

New Post option fault

I've noticed over the past week that the "New Posts" quick link is not working the way it use too. It use to delete post from its list after you read them, now it's just adding new post. So each day the list grows longer and longer.
by aicusv
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner 9 From the SOS
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Dragoner 9 From the SOS

What a beauty.
by aicusv
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7155

Re: SOS 2020

Dang, you bought more at one show than I've purchased in 50 years of collecting (well almost more). See guys, Amy being female doesn't have to explain her purchases to the wife.
by aicusv
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Tech Support Site Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Tech Support Site Upgrade

Just made my donation, had to wait to the post holiday bills were paid.
by aicusv
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Adrian v. Modern helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Adrian v. Modern helmets

nice
by aicusv
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 35
Views: 2470

Re: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more

Sergei1877 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:58 am


I recently bought Hessian infantry at a scale of 28 mm for the period of the US War of Independence. I want to try to do it. I’ll post a photo, if interested
Yes do. The toy soldiers are what actually go me into collecting military items.
by aicusv
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 35
Views: 2470

Re: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more

Sergei1877 - they are 28mm conversions. They represent the 5th company of the 3rd battalion of German Marines in China 1914.
by aicusv
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 35
Views: 2470

Re: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more

Very impressive, I too collect toy soldiers, here are my German Horse Marines
Horse marines 1.jpg
by aicusv
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: She was a teenager during First World War
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: She was a teenager during First World War

I remember the passing of the last three American Civil War vets and seeing the last parade of the Spanish American War vets.In 1967 (while I was in the service) I came across a Sgt. Maj. wearing a WWI dough boy uniform. When I enquire what was going on with this, I was informed that he was retiring...
by aicusv
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian shako troop M15
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Prussian shako troop M15

Very nice, one of my favorite pieces.
by aicusv
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Adrian v. Modern helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Adrian v. Modern helmets

Idon't think they were talking about actual concussions, but the effect of the blast shock wave. All I know about the new helmets is that they are a lot heavier than the old steel pot. I know of a few folks who have neck issues from the weight.
by aicusv
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Two great helmets, I'm a big fan of the fiber helmets, they appear to have held up the best over the past 100 years.
by aicusv
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: Prussian EM M95.

Nice piece,I have its brother, a M'15 to the same unit
TR8wappen.jpg
by aicusv
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M15
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Prussian M15

Actually the shape is very good, condition leaves a little for want.
by aicusv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale

well done
by aicusv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Re: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

- you did great, raising the dead
by aicusv
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

Nice sets, I too don't set out to collect sets, although I have come up with some.
by aicusv
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Rolled Edge Felt
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: Rolled Edge Felt

ebeeby wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
Another "example" of rolled edge felt...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Germa ... _Auction=1
Split pins on the spike look like they may have been replaced. ?
by aicusv
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Replies: 20
Views: 1955

Re: Busbies/Pelzmützen

Reproduction is perhaps the most miss used word with collectors. A true reproduction would be something made by the original maker using the original tools for an item that had gone out of production earlier. When I worked in the auto industry and we would run service parts for previous models, thes...
by aicusv
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or Fake II
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Real or Fake II

Not sure of the liner.
by aicusv
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real or Fake III
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: Real or Fake III

Both the body armor and the helmet shield should have heat treatment numbers stamped on them. Tape the shield with a piece of metal it should have a ring to it. Fakes make a thud.
by aicusv
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chevauleger
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Chevauleger

Good luck with the project. Thanks for posting, just learned about the side post.
by aicusv
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian M96 Restitch
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: Bavarian M96 Restitch

Thanks for posting, always look forward to these project reports. Thanks for the spine size, what size is the helmet?
by aicusv
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 95
Views: 6166

Re: joke thread

I understand that Prince Harry (Duke of Sussex) intends to move to Canada and take up painting. This will make him the artist formerly known as Prince.
by aicusv
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)
Replies: 13
Views: 1681

Re: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)

Not far from me is a Whitney Tank, made for the RDEIC in the early days of WW2. Half the order was shipped over seas to the Dutch East indies before they fell. They were captured and used by the Japanese. The second half was taken overland used by the USMC. During the war my Dad trained some Dutch M...