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by pickelhauben
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: M18 Ear Cut Out
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: M18 Ear Cut Out

Yes pictures are gone
by pickelhauben
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian 33rd or 34th Officer helmet
Replies: 17
Views: 243

Re: Prussian 33rd or 34th Officer helmet

2 fine helmets .

Thanks for sharing guys.
by pickelhauben
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wurttemberg M15 wappen
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Wurttemberg M15 wappen

I scored a gray Wurt plate from Age of Kings some years back.

I have not seen any Gray Wurt plates on any of the E-bays for quite a few years now .

A brass Wurt comes up for sale almost every 2 weeks on the e-bays.
by pickelhauben
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Officer Cocades for a Kurassier Helmet Original or Reproduction
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Officer Cocades for a Kurassier Helmet Original or Reproduction

Did you try a black light on them ?

When I got my black light in on the first day I checked everything I had.

2 of my Offs. helms cocardes glowed like the eyes of Satan !
by pickelhauben
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chinscales restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 851

Re: Chinscales restoration

I looked for the same thickness and had to cut them down to length.
by pickelhauben
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: What do you think? Prussian Guard
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: What do you think? Prussian Guard

I would say 100% fake
Even the screw to the spike is way to thin.
Eagle and spike are totally fake and the shape of the leather skull is way off.
by pickelhauben
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chinscales restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 851

Re: Chinscales restoration

I have rebuilt a couple of chinscales in my day and have used heavy duty staples .
They com in different sizes and I was able to find some just the right size.
by pickelhauben
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rare hybrid
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Rare hybrid

I as well have never heard of such a helm.

Is it possible to get a picture of inside the skull with liner folded out ?

I would love to see the brown painted inside.
by pickelhauben
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.
Replies: 65
Views: 1797

Re: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

Were did you ever find this beauty ????
by pickelhauben
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.
Replies: 65
Views: 1797

Re: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

Yes a great piece !!!

Is the board painted black , green or gray ?

Hard to tell in the pics.
by pickelhauben
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bent Vulkanfiber
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Bent Vulkanfiber

It took over 100 years to get into that shape .
It will take some time to get back right.
I made a rig with a antique hat stretcher here

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=14774

Hook it up and put a couple of turns on it every week and it may just get to were you need o go.
by pickelhauben
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.
Replies: 65
Views: 1797

Re: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

That Hessian is extra special.
by pickelhauben
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube
Replies: 22
Views: 545

Re: General Leichtenstern's Pickelhaube

What a beauty !
by pickelhauben
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.
Replies: 65
Views: 1797

Re: Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

Happy birthday !

I love the satz as well !!!!
by pickelhauben
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Basket Case Felts Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 3525

Re: Basket Case Felts Wanted

I bumped this up.

Still looking for felts any condition.
by pickelhauben
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Why FR
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Why FR

Thanks for the question and the answer.
I have wondered over 25 of collecting
by pickelhauben
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: More Manufacturing Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: More Manufacturing Photos

I love the new pictures.

If only there were pics of the leather shells being made.
by pickelhauben
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Salvage
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Salvage

I agree with the others.

Great job.
by pickelhauben
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Rare Scroll helmet picture Postcard
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Rare Scroll helmet picture Postcard

Yes great picture.
Thanks for sharing.

Sooooooo many copies of this helmet abound
by pickelhauben
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A very neat ersatz helmet with interesting features
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: A very neat ersatz helmet with interesting features

I missed this one.

Very nice felt.
by pickelhauben
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another FA from the Turinetti Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: Another FA from the Turinetti Collection

Wow fantastic helmet.
Wounded 6 times !!
What rank was Hans ?
Surly a high ranking officer would not be in the line of fire.
by pickelhauben
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

I was able to pull the pictures https://photos.smugmug.com/Pickelhaubes/i-mwSJGXk/0/e331036f/L/s-l1600%20%283%29-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Pickelhaubes/i-w6KBnHL/0/448e496b/L/s-l1600%20%284%29-L.jpg The machine https://photos.smugmug.com/Pickelhaubes/i-X82XPfD/0/6f51df08/L/s-l1600%20%285%29-L...
by pickelhauben
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

So that is how they got those liner beads to flatten.

Great factory pics as well !

https://www.ebay.de/itm/altes-Bearbeitu ... SwKIBf3IRB
by pickelhauben
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Reenactment
Topic: Reenactment Forum is now open
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Reenactment Forum is now open

pebceb wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:06 am
Perhaps the forum should be limited to WWI reenactment photos to keep in line with the Pickelhaube theme?
Hmmmmm

Maybe so, but I did get a good laugh out of the pic .

So I for one think it should stay and other reenactor pics ( WW 1 and WW 2 )should fallow .
by pickelhauben
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.
Replies: 32
Views: 1745

Re: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.

I've found that listing something as a gift is a red flag to Customs. I'll usually list as "used parts". Is this true ? I always send as gift ( for my models ) Some people have me send as 100 year old antique . ( helmets ) They say this gets by the customs with little pain. I would like t...
by pickelhauben
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.
Replies: 32
Views: 1745

Re: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.

stuka f wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:41 am
Parcel must be nearby.....
Just got the news customs is charging me 212.75 euro!
:x :-x

OMG !!!!!

:o :o :o
by pickelhauben
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Rittmeister
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Rittmeister

All top shelf.

BRAVO !
by pickelhauben
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Re-Enactment Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: Re-Enactment Photos

I would enjoy the post as well.
by pickelhauben
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Kammerstueck enlisted tschapkas
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Kammerstueck enlisted tschapkas

A wonderful pair of book ends !
by pickelhauben
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New website with lots of Pickelhauben
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: New website with lots of Pickelhauben

He has some nice stuff stuff for sale but the prices are up there.
by pickelhauben
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme

Hey Alan,
The splits are easy to fix.
I have a couple of posts showing how to do it on the restoration page.
by pickelhauben
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: Prussian Pioneer Ersatz Felt Helme

Hi, I have a similar helmet with the leather strip "back spine", that came out of a large WW1 US 5th Division Officer trunk grouping that I bought in MN a couple of years ago. I took some pics of it, but they didn't turn out very good. I will try to shoot better pics of it and post them t...
by pickelhauben
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Old For Sale Items Removed
Replies: 2
Views: 3022

Re: Old For Sale Items Removed

PM sent.
by pickelhauben
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Argentine Officers helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Argentine Officers helmet

I like it as well !!
The 5 pointed stars are something else.
I would not mind that one sitting on the shelf .
by pickelhauben
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: My grenadier mitres
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: My grenadier mitres

Wow quite impressive.
by pickelhauben
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian helm Mod. 1887
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Prussian helm Mod. 1887

She is a beauty.
by pickelhauben
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Late airborne message
Replies: 19
Views: 1116

Re: Late airborne message

Sometimes the pigeons have to run the gauntlet of Imperial kittens causing them to lose their capsules.


Image
by pickelhauben
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoring Another Felt
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Restoring Another Felt

Pontiac9999 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:30 am
Nice work! Does the glue dry clear after?
No it does not.
You have to come back and sand on top of the glue with course grit sandpaper.
When doing this the blackish area turns whitish and blends in better with the felt back ground.
That is the next step.

Thanks guys for the positive comments.
by pickelhauben
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoring Another Felt
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Restoring Another Felt

Here is the set up that I used to press the dome back into shape.. This can be used on a standard leather haube EM or Off. To use this on an Off's helmet you need to slide a rod through the side holes and secure the rod to the twist handle of the hat stretcher. I used a large washer to put on top of...
by pickelhauben
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoring Another Felt
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Restoring Another Felt

Hey Guys, I got this felt off of a forum member when I was seeking basket case felts.( I still am looking for them ) The dome was sunken in and the rear stitch line was torn along with the spike base. I was able to put the dome back into shape using an antique hat stretcher, a threaded eyelet , spik...
by pickelhauben
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Fall Harvest of Haubes Part 1, Oldenburg Dragoon M15 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Fall Harvest of Haubes Part 1, Oldenburg Dragoon M15 Enlisted Helmet

Put me on the list of loving the M-15s !!!

Even with the paint issue this is a great piece.
by pickelhauben
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??

Hey 911,
Thanks for posting.
That must be a new listing.
That felt has an Officer's plate on it !

Other than the markings mine may be more legit than Weitze's
And I paid 1/4 of their posted price !!!

I will post some pics in the restoration column when I get further along.
by pickelhauben
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??

Zebesdus. That is a beauty ! Pontiac 999 Thanks for sharing ! These must be extreamly rare because they do not show them in the Wurttemberg helmet book. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Konigreich-Wurttemberg-Die-militarischen-Kopfbedeckungen-1869-1919-Hilsenbeck/141950632689?hash=item210ceac2f1:g:elwAAOSwJQ...
by pickelhauben
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??

Hey Pontiac 9999
Is it possible for you to share the pic ?
by pickelhauben
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pioneer Wurt Felt ??
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Pioneer Wurt Felt ??

Hey Guys,

Has anybody ever seen or heard of a Pioneer Wurt felt helmet ?
I am rebuilding a felt that has several tears on it and a silver EM plate I have fits perfect on it.

But I have never seen a picture of one in the 25 years that I have been collecting.
by pickelhauben
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessian DR23/24 - Out of the Woodwork
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Hessian DR23/24 - Out of the Woodwork

A beauty !

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