My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

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My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:51 am

My M15 Hessian, which I bought on the forum, and arrived here yesterday!
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I am very happy with this helmet!

Have a nice sunday, greetings, Coert :)

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Amybellars » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:28 am

Congratulations on the addition of the helmet 🙂

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:55 am

Thanks Amy! :)

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by 911car » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:25 am

Z650?

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 am

Yes, a Z650 B1 from 1977. :) I also have a B2 from '78 which is in my garage.
And 2 ZRX'es, 1100 and 1200. :D

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by 911car » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:14 am

Great!
I have two ZZRs, 1200 and 1400.

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Amybellars » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:18 am

coert65 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 am
Yes, a Z650 B1 from 1977. :) I also have a B2 from '78 which is in my garage.
And 2 ZRX'es, 1100 and 1200. :D
For a moment I thought which pickelhaube model that, only to figure out that it must be motorbike :o

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:20 am

I'll post some pictures of them in the section here on the forum.
The social section. Let the good times roll! :thumb up:

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Sandmann » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:35 am

Congratulations, a nice Helmet :bravo:
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Post by Jaap Verduijn » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Good acquisition, Coert! Congratulations!
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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:18 pm

Thanks Sandy and Jaap!

I couldn't resist this helmet. :D

Have a nice sunday! :thumb up:

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by ww1czechlegion » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:38 am

Very nice helmet Coert, congratulations on adding it to your collection! :thumb up:

I once had an example that was depot reworked that I sold to Amy back in late 2006 or early 2007 that I still miss having. :cry:

It had a fluted spike on it with the cloverleaf cross base, and old plugged holes behind the front plate which were done by the depot arsenal repair shop. A collector friend of mine bought it from a family about an hour away from where I live, along with a nice common M15 Prussian helmet. Both helmets were missing the chinstraps and kokardes. I had a bit of difficulty in convincing my friend that the fluted spike belonged on the Hessian helmet, and not the Prussian one as he had found them from the family. I suppose they were played with over the decades, and the spikes inadvertently got switched at some point of time. I finally convinced him, and switched the spikes back to their correct helmets.

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by JohnM » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:56 am

Very, very nice addition to your collection! Well done!

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Amybellars » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:44 pm

ww1czechlegion wrote:
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Very nice helmet Coert, congratulations on adding it to your collection! :thumb up:

I once had an example that was depot reworked that I sold to Amy back in late 2006 or early 2007 that I still miss having. :cry:

It had a fluted spike on it with the cloverleaf cross base, and old plugged holes behind the front plate which were done by the depot arsenal repair shop. A collector friend of mine bought it from a family about an hour away from where I live, along with a nice common M15 Prussian helmet. Both helmets were missing the chinstraps and kokardes. I had a bit of difficulty in convincing my friend that the fluted spike belonged on the Hessian helmet, and not the Prussian one as he had found them from the family. I suppose they were played with over the decades, and the spikes inadvertently got switched at some point of time. I finally convinced him, and switched the spikes back to their correct helmets.

Best Regards,

Alan
Well Alan , the helmet has been sitting on my shelf with its brothers. So can you still identify which one is yours, Helmet 1 or Helmet 2?

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:09 am

Thanks Alan and John,

I am very happy with it, mine has plugged up old holes too, done by BJA as is correct, just like helmet 2 shown by Amy.
Nice helmets by the way Amy! :)

Merry Christmas to all! :santa:

Greetings, Coert. :)

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Amybellars » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:59 am

Merry Christmas to all.

Coert u started the pics of hessian helmets going. Hessians are hard to get and when you find them, they are expensive.

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:58 am

I know Amy, I paid a lot more for my Hessian M15 than for a usual Prussian M15, but I am very happy with it.
They are rare! And I really like the wappen of them so paying for it was really no problem.
Your 2 Hessians still have the fluted spike, mine has the Prussian one, but knowing that several variants are correct I am happy, I saw Hessians with circular spike bases and fluted spikes, cruciform bases with prussian spikes, round spike bases with ball tops..also in period pictures.
On my Hessian the coloring of all fittings match, so it feels good.
Have a nice sunday!

Greetings, Coert. :thumb up:

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Prussian Garde » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:50 pm

Congratulations! Great helmet, displays very nicely.
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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by pickelhauben » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:08 am

I have one as well.
It is an arty with crossed base and mine has been refurbished as well but mine has black leather covering up the old holes

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:30 pm

Prussian Garde wrote:
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Congratulations! Great helmet, displays very nicely.
Thanks Jackson!

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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:32 pm

pickelhauben wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:08 am
I have one as well.
It is an arty with crossed base and mine has been refurbished as well but mine has black leather covering up the old holes
I would like to see pictures of your Arty Hessian if that's possible. :)
Mine has also black patches on the inside were the old holes were, just like on Amy's helmet 2.
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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by Amybellars » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:08 am

coert65 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:32 pm
pickelhauben wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:08 am
I have one as well.
It is an arty with crossed base and mine has been refurbished as well but mine has black leather covering up the old holes
I would like to see pictures of your Arty Hessian if that's possible. :)
Mine has also black patches on the inside were the old holes were, just like on Amy's helmet 2.
:thumb up:
Another one, just found it in my Aussie home.
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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by coert65 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:37 am

Thanks for sharing the helmet with us Amy!
I really like the different charistaristics of Hessian M15's.
Here are some more detailed pictures of mine, so you can see how the old holes were plugged up by the Bekleidungs Instandsetzung Amt, several markings which are in the helmet.
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I like the way this is getting more a discussion about differences in M15 Hessians.
Maybe there would be an interest in starting an M15 dedicated subforum here on the forum.
They are a specialty in itself it seems.

Greetings, Coert. :)

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Post by b.loree » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:02 pm

Mine is similar to Amy's I have to dig up some pics and get them posted.
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Re: My latest addition, M15 Hessian.

Post by edwin » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:30 pm

Another great helmet!

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