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how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by stuka f » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 am

....in hand.
That was always a big question to me...
But I found out now;
(needless to say picture is NOT mine!)
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by 911car » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:50 am

Or like this. The grim reality:
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Post by b.loree » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:14 pm

Wow Bruno, that reality is in fact horrifically grim!
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by Sandmann » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:02 am

That is really hideous and should not be published without the protection of minors :eek:
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Post by pickelhauben » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:29 am

Wow !!

I wonder if that is the reason for so much of our helmets lacking there liners.

The brutality of war.

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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:50 pm

Apparently holding a Pickelhaube by the spike was not uncommon:

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Post by b.loree » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:21 pm

It does seem to be the most convenient way to hold your helmet. Especially when posing for a photo. I am not an expert in photographic history but I believe the individuals being photographed turn of the century had to remain absolutely still for a fairly lengthy time, certainly by modern standards. Consequently, holding your haube by it’s spike or placing it on a table beside you would help.
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by Sandmann » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:10 am

Also Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm I. used to hold their Helmets on the Spikes :D
Source: wikipedia.org (Anton von Werner-Kaiserproklamation, zweite Fassung 1882)
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by stuka f » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:23 am

Among the crowd as well!
Even one as if there was beer in it.. ;-)
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by SkipperJohn » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:28 am

We finally have an answer to the age old question, "Did the spike on a Pickelhaube have any function?"
The answer is, "Yes, it was a handle!"

John :D

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Post by stuka f » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:36 am

:-)
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by aicusv » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:45 am

Back in the day we would spit shine the visors on our caps. You would never touch that part of the cap as it would mess up the shine. Maybe???
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Re: how do you hold a pickelhaube...

Post by 911car » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:31 pm

SkipperJohn wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:28 am
We finally have an answer to the age old question, "Did the spike on a Pickelhaube have any function?"
The answer is, "Yes, it was a handle!"

John :D
And much improved in artillery

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