Felt Ersatz Shako

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Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by Sergei1877 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:13 pm

bought a shako here, what do friends say? I do not think the eagle is from him, he's a nickel, or could it be?

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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by pickelhauben » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:40 pm

I am no expert on shakos , but that is the first time I have ever seen a visor trim on any shako .

The chin strap metal parts look original but the strap is questionable

Usually there is a green leather sock that the field badge slides in on felt shakos .

The field badge looks a little new .

Not sure on the plate , I need to see the back side.

I love felts but the visor trim would have put up a red flag if it were me.

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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by Sergei1877 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:57 pm

the edging of the visor on the shako is not often, but it occurs. Eagle on the shako is not a copy. I considered it carefully. I will then take a picture and show the other side
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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by Sergei1877 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 pm

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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by b.loree » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:18 pm

I had never seen one with visor trim before either but those original photos say it all. The wappen is also original because if you look at the interior picture Sergei provides it is one of the special ones that has an extra loop soldered to the birds chest so the feldzeichen wire can go through and lock in place. Congratulations Sergei!
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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by pickelhauben » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 am

Yes that picture says it all .

In a 180 turn around I would love to have this felt on the shelf next to my other one.

Just for the visor trim !!!!

Good find.

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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by Sergei1877 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:39 am

Here on this photo too there is a shako with a metal edging

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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by b.loree » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:13 am

Wow that is a very nice collection of helmets.
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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by kaiser » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Wow that is a great collection wish that al those helmets would be on my shelf
Its a real challenge to find an original felt shako but it looks in the first impression ok to me
Great find

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Re: Felt Ersatz Shako

Post by Sergei1877 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:21 pm

kaiser wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Wow that is a great collection wish that al those helmets would be on my shelf
Its a real challenge to find an original felt shako but it looks in the first impression ok to me
Great find
I do not know whose collection it is, but it's great. I just gave an example of a similar ersatz shako with a metal edging on the visor. Photo taken from the Internet

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