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M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am

Dear All,

A recent one, this time a Saxon ersatz pickelhaube made of mise of cardboard and vulkanfiber !

Not an usual one to find, especially in good condition and complete. No apparent modifications and original ersatz liner made of some kind of oiled cloth material, with a velvet feel to its reverse. The interior is as it should be: cardboard painted in a colour intended to imitate the leather normally found on leather helmets.

Both visors are stitched to the body and are made of vulkanfiber, black in and out, like the ones found on EM Prussian vulkanfiber.

Cockades are (although a bit rusty) original non-serrated ones with the typical Saxonian notch to fit onto the side lugs.

An interesting variant and not often encountered.

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Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:34 am

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Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am

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Post by coert65 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:38 am

A very nice helmet!

Congratulations, :bravo: :bravo:

Greetings, Coert. :thumb up:

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Post by argonne » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:29 am

Saxons are well known for the big variety of Ersatz helmets they have produced :wink:

Beautiful helmet that remembers me a similar one in my collection. Cardboard and vulcan fibers as yours. Liner is a kind of oiled cloth material too.
Also both cockades are Ersatz. They are very light and non magnetic! ( maybe aluminium).

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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:36 pm

argonne wrote:
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Also both cockades are Ersatz. They are very light and non magnetic! ( maybe aluminium).

Philippe
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I have similar Kokarden on a Saxon helmet, non-magnetic, and made of zinc.
Apparently zinc cockades were common on Saxon helmets, so that is probably what yours are made of.

Both helmets are a fantastic find. Congratulations!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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Post by aicusv » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm

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.
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Post by Francobritishcollect » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:57 pm

Nice helmet, Philippe.

Yours seems to have a slightly different variation of liner. Very interesting.

Those ersatz haubes are my favorite :thumb up: :thumb up:

Please feel free to post more of those weird Saxon helmets. There are so many variations.

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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 pm

Philippe,
What is the diameter of the cockades on your helmet.
They look slightly oversized just like the ones on my Saxon.

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:36 pm

Very nice helmets guy's. Love the ersatz examples.

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Post by argonne » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:17 am

SkipperJohn wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Philippe,
What is the diameter of the cockades on your helmet.
They look slightly oversized just like the ones on my Saxon.
John,

Both are exactly 48mm

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Post by Adler » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:16 am

That's a very rare super ersatz you have there! Congrats!

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Post by kaiser » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:34 pm

Well if that is not a beauty i dont know what is what a great condition 😲😲😲

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