Officers haube

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Officers haube

Post by USN » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:08 pm

Hello all,

I have an officers pickelhaube that I picked up a while ago and thought it would be a good test of my skills as the top of it has pushed in however the spike base cut through the top of the skull. About half of the base had worked its way through the leather. Is there anyway of fixing this or is the shell a goner? Any help or information would be appreciated I am also working on uploading pictures but unfortunately I can't seem to get them small enough to load.

Thanks in advance,
Will

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:16 pm

Send me your pics and I will post them. Once you have the top back into position and it has dried, get some leather glue, thin leather and patch the broken area from the inside. I did a restoration (posted) a couple of years ago where I dealt with a more complete break caused by the officer base. I glued a circular patch on the inside which fortunately, was covered by the spike support disc. I filled in the outside crack with shellac finish.
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Re: Officers haube

Post by b.loree » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:53 pm

Here are USN photos:
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Re: Officers haube

Post by Naprawiacz » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:30 am

You can also sand other leather into small pieces and bind with shoe glue. Apply the mass on the missing part of the material, and then sprinkle with particles of ground leather. Regards Wojtek.

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