And behold, a star rose in the East

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And behold, a star rose in the East

Post by Tony without Kaiser » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:43 pm

But this star is on a Kgl.Sächs. Karabiner-Regiment (2.Schweres Regiment) Metalhelm and the city in the East was Dresden.

For the first Pickelhaube showing of 2018, lets start the New Year off with a killer.

This helmet came as a complete surprise offer to me in 2017. I never thought I would have an issued Saxon Heavy Cavalry metal helmet, as they are horrifically expensive and more or less impossible to find even if you wanted one.

I know many prefer these with the parade lion, but I prefer Pickelhauben in their combat configuration with the spike mounted. And this example has a magnificent tall spike. So this helmet for me, could not get any better.

Here is the link to the standard write-up and more photos.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau ... /dbh22.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This beautiful Metalhelm was obtained in 1980 by a distinguished collector in Quebec Canada, who owned it for 37 years. Now I have the privilege to care for it.

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Post by stuka f » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:20 pm

:o Great helmet!!
Thanks for sharing.
=D> =D>
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:52 pm

Great find Tony, going to be hard to beat. I am happy for you

still on my list

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Post by randy trawnik » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:59 pm

Very nice Tony. Love to see the marked Other Ranks pieces like this Saxon. The leather lined back visor very nice too.
Congrats !!

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Post by coert65 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:25 pm

What a beautiful helmet, I just looked at your link for the rest of the pictures,
I am simply gobsmacked with it's beauty....

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

If only I could ever own one of these, [-o<

Greetings, Coert :)

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Post by kaiser » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:42 pm

That is a shinning beauty =D> =D> =D>

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Post by Khukri » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:28 pm

:bravo:
Such a beauty!!
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Post by JohnM » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:47 pm

Shut the front door!!!!!!!!! =D>

That is a knockout example Tony!!! Absolutely perfect and pristine example.

Way to start off the New Year!!!

Me wants!

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Post by badener » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:15 pm

A stunner =D>
It must be a Bavarian. They always smell the worst!

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Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 pm

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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Post by b.loree » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:23 am

Congratulations T on a magnificent addition to your already world class collection. :bravo:
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Post by Adler » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:14 am

That's a real top shelver Tony! Congratulations!

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Post by Jaap Verduijn » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:55 am

Moderator wrote:Off topic comments removed.
And secondly, to Tony: me bloody oath, mate, what a spectacular way to start the new year! It truly is a beauty, and an extremely rare one to boot! Congratulations :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up:
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Post by Sandmann » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:00 pm

Congratulations, that‘s a wonderfull Helmet. I really like these metall Helmets and this one is a beauty =D> =D>
Well done :D
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Post by Westfront » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:09 am

Beautiful helmet :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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Post by Jerry Rehr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:43 pm

A Pleasure to see!!
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Post by poniatowski » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:48 pm

That's a beauty Tony! My 6th K. is also set up how 'I'd have done it' were I in the unit, tall spike and all.

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Post by edwin » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:44 am

Very nice, congrats!

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Post by Zebedeus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:55 am

Really a stunning item, Tony. It's one of my dreams.
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Post by 911car » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:48 pm

Positively magnificent, Tony!
You reminded us that visors, at least the rear one, were lined with leather on these helmets, even on enlisted models. And this, surprisingly, also applied to M15 models...

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