Garde M 15 Tschako

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Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by b.loree » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:04 pm

Here are some fotos of my M15 Garde OR's Tschako. I bought it off Ebay years ago and it obviously was a bond helmet. The feldzeichen, Reichs kokarde and strap had to be found after purchase. Size is 56 cm and Maker Alexander Dahl, 1915.

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A close up of the feldzeichen again showing how the originals were hand stitched.
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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by RON » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:42 am

That strap is a beauty and so is the feldzeichen. They perfectly match the Shako =D>

Still need to find me a couple of M15 chinstraps myself :(

I'm seeing plenty of glossy Guard Shakos although mine--also a War Bond helmet--is matt color :-k
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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by Adler » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:45 am

Nice one! Congrats!

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Post by 911car » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:16 am

Very nice indeed, Brian!

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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by b.loree » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:44 pm

Thanks R, B and K, it is a nice clean example of an M15 Garde Tschako. Funny, I know where I bought the helmet but I have no clue as to where I found the missing parts. Old age strikes again!
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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by Spiker » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:05 am

Very nice Tschako ,thanks for sharing.
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Post by Khukri » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:09 am

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Post by Westfront » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:12 pm

Nice Garde Tschako beautiful wappen :thumb up: .

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Post by Leone » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:26 am

Thanks for sharing. :)

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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by Pickelhaube » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:55 am

Great shako. I have the earlier model, but it missing his plate.

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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by poniatowski » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:33 pm

Nice one indeed!

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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by b.loree » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:19 pm

I would really like to find an M95 with brass fittings, even a non Garde shako. You just do not see them here at the shows. There were See Battalion at the SOS with brass fittings but no M95's.
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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by poniatowski » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:40 pm

b.loree wrote:I would really like to find an M95 with brass fittings, even a non Garde shako. You just do not see them here at the shows. There were See Battalion at the SOS with brass fittings but no M95's.
I never really thought of that, but you're right. I have two M15's with the Prussian eagle and one Garde.

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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by b.loree » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:24 pm

Yes Ron, I of course, do not know the situation in EU but in all my years of collecting here in CN and of course going to US Shows, the brass fitted OR's shako remains elusive. Tony has them, I will have to ask where they were bought, I suspect probably from EU. I did have a silver Garde private purchase tschako at one time but that came from EU as well and was sold out of necessity. Stepping back as a collector of 20+ years, I would say that there was a massive wave of M15 "Bond Helmets" after the war and thus we see every week on Ebay...M15 Kurassier and JzP helmets, Tschapkas, Tschakos and M15 pickelhauben.....Garde, Bavarian, Prussian, Baden. It is always those 3 with a few exceptions. They are in "survivor condition" depending on how they were treated in my experience. My tschako was treated well so its in decent condition.

As for the brass M95 and pre M95 helmets, in my opinion, some were brought back direct by WW 1 vets, some by WW 2 vets, some by immigrants, some by theatrical prop companies and others by dealers who had connections in EU or went there and brought them back to sell. If a dealer has a collector or group of collectors, ie a "market" then he will naturally use his connections to provide helmets for his collectors.
This is a good thing, providing he is honest about the helmets that he provides and has reasonable prices....that is what makes for a good dealer. Its really the ABC's of business, not rocket science and we all know who the good dealers are as a result of their business ethic. I am a teacher not a businessman but I do have some experience with business and sales because I watch and learn. That is the best protection for the consumer or collector...." watch and learn before you buy". So we have this forum which is basically a watch and learn experience, my fellow members...... The ABC's of collecting Boys!
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Post by joerookery » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:12 am

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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by b.loree » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:00 pm

At last a true confession! I always knew it....that darn chair, a chick magnet and women swarming you at the SOS! Its got gigolo written all over it. :lol:
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Re: Garde M 15 Tschako

Post by b.loree » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Thanks Ron....way beyond my present finances. My Garde was as good as that one...... condition and liner wise but did not have the bulbous garde stern. The chin strap with leather sliders was identical though. Tony has it now.
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