Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

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Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:56 am

Dear All

A recent acquisition from Germany.

A well-worn but still beautiful shape, helmet for a line-infantry officer of the Prussian State. The body of the helmet is made of vulkanfiber, hence the very good overall shape.

A lovely helmet I find, with a great patina overall. Clearly, a piece which has not been touch, cleaned, brushed, etc. Guild very slightly darkened in some places, adding to the genuineness of the piece. Not a rare one but exactly as I like them \:D/

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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:59 am

A few more...
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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Sandmann » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:24 am

Congratulations, a nice Helmet :bravo:
Does it have 2 prussian Kokarden or do I overlook the red of the Reichskokarde?
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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:41 am

Hi Sandy

Yes, both cockades there
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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by aicusv » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 pm

Good looking helmet
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Post by b.loree » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:27 pm

Congratulations, that is an excellent example. I love the V fibre helmets as they are some of the finest examples that have survived.
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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Prussian Garde » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:40 pm

Great helmet! Prussian infantry officer helmets are some of my favorites. It looks spectacular!
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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by SkipperJohn » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:40 pm

Beautiful helmet! Congratulations!
Vulkanfiber is amazing stuff. It can look new after 100 years.

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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Amybellars » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:04 pm

Very nice example. Congratulations.

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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Sergei1877 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:44 am

beautiful helmet

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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:34 am

Many thanks to you all for the nice comments.

I have had fun taking a few additional pictures of the helmet with its line-infantry counterpart in leather and for a foot soldier.. just me being silly :-$

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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by coert65 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:53 am

A beautiful helmet!

Congratulations, :bravo:

Greetings, Coert. :thumb up:

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Post by kaiser » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:32 pm

Both are very nice
Vulcanfibre helmets are hard to find and this one is a nice one

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Post by poniatowski » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:14 pm

Very nice indeed! I really like those vulcanfibre bodies. I have one very similar.

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Post by JohnM » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:44 pm

Well done! Both are very nice!

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Post by edwin » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:21 pm

Great helmet!

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Post by pebceb » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:23 pm

Wow - awesome helmet.

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Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Post by Adler » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:40 am

Good find sir!

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