Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

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Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

Post by Zebedeus » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:25 am

Today is my birthday and I want to do myself a present. So I post a little group of my kids...
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Post by 911car » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:31 am

Happy Birthday!
I see you have a felt IR115 in the back. This one should be on the forefront...

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Post by aicusv » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:24 am

Happy Birthday - great pieces
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Post by pickelhauben » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:34 pm

Happy birthday !

I love the satz as well !!!!

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Post by cptbob » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:56 pm

You have great looking kids! Very nice!

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:14 pm

WOW! Excellent children.
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Post by Sandmann » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:07 am

Happy birthday 🎂
Really a beautiful group-photo :bravo:
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Post by badener » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:12 am

=D>
It must be a Bavarian. They always smell the worst!

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Post by pickelhauben » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:06 am

That Hessian is extra special.

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Post by Zebedeus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:27 am

911car wrote:
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Happy Birthday!
I see you have a felt IR115 in the back. This one should be on the forefront...
Thank you Bruno, you are right. Here is the IR115
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Post by Zebedeus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:35 am

One other pic
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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:38 pm

I believe that is the first one I have seen. That is remarkable.
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Post by 911car » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:06 pm

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
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I believe that is the first one I have seen. That is remarkable.
Then, here is a second one, Tony. This one named to Vizefeldwebel Diener.
Zebedeus, fantastic helmet! Rare enough to show another example.
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Post by Zebedeus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:18 pm

Wow, Bruno|||| What a beauty.
Another one example of IR115 felt pickelhaube. I know about 3-4 pieces of this rare spike helmet.
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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:23 pm

I stand corrected :tard:
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Post by 911car » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:12 pm

Zebedeus wrote:
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Wow, Bruno|||| What a beauty.
Another one example of IR115 felt pickelhaube. I know about 3-4 pieces of this rare spike helmet.
Thank you! I know two of these, mine included. The model is pictured in Juergen Kraus' book:
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:45 pm

Both of you congrats on rare examples, they are stunning.

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Post by b.loree » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:46 pm

Two great examples of ultra rare helmets! Thank you both for posting.
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Post by Zebedeus » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:27 pm

Here is a Prussian M15 ersatz spiked helmet
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Post by Zebedeus » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:33 pm

When I saw it, years and years ago, I liked his particular and uncommon ersatz fabric chin-strap.
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Post by b.loree » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:59 pm

Beautiful condition! You don’t see those fabric chin straps very often. Congratulations
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Post by Zebedeus » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:49 pm

And now a beautiful M15 bavarian metalhelm. It's in really good condition. Note the feldgrau chinstrap.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:05 pm

Wow I have never seen a Bavarian steel ersatz before, congrats on a truly rare find.

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Post by aicusv » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:36 pm

I've had a couple Bavarian "tin" ersatz, but they all had brass fittings.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:11 pm

Tin Bavarians I have and seen many, but this steel version is rare!
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Post by cptbob » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:22 pm

Very nice! Which one is your favorite child? :)

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:06 am

Wow a Bavarian helmet that James does not have! That is very rare indeed. :D The condition of that piece is excellent.
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Post by Zebedeus » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:22 am

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Very nice! Which one is your favorite child? :)
What can I tell you? For a father, his children are all beautiful. \:D/
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Wow I have never seen a Bavarian steel ersatz before, congrats on a truly rare find.

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Post by Zebedeus » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:54 am

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Wow a Bavarian helmet that James does not have! That is very rare indeed. :D The condition of that piece is excellent.
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Post by 911car » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm

Nice helmets but the one I like the best, next to the 115th, is the Tschapka. If you happen to have pictures... if not, no problem.
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Post by Zebedeus » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:26 am

911car wrote:
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Nice helmets but the one I like the best, next to the 115th, is the Tschapka. If you happen to have pictures... if not, no problem.
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Post by Zebedeus » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:26 pm

M15 tshapska with feldgrau fittings.
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Post by b.loree » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:56 pm

Now, that is a tschapka that I have never seen before. WOW!! :thumb up:
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Post by 911car » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:26 pm

This is a great, very rare one, and in my opinion much better looking than the all-felt model. Thank you for the pictures.

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Post by coert65 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:38 pm

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Beautiful Tschapka! As the others said, I also never saw one like that!
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Post by b.loree » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 pm

Could we see a photo of the interior? I am also wondering if that top is made of aluminum or some other light material? You would expect that a heavier mortar board would depress the felt shell. Either way, that piece is in excellent condition and very rare!
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Post by pickelhauben » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:46 pm

Yes a great piece !!!

Is the board painted black , green or gray ?

Hard to tell in the pics.

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Post by Zebedeus » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:59 pm

Dear friends, thank you for your enthusiastic appreciation. Now I'll try to answer some of your questions. All the tshapska is quite different from the others ersatz in felt like the one manufactured by luckenwalde mutzenfabrik that you surely know.
The felt body is grey-green and all the fitting, as prussian eagle, chinstrap’s buckles, visor trim and mortar board are in magnetic metal painted in feldgrau colour. The top, produced in thin sheet metal (eisenblech) is not removable.
However, the tshapska is not particularly heavy. I compared the weight of this specimen with the weight of a Luckenwalder Hutfabriken tshapska with the three-ply all felt mortar board and the difference is only + 32 grams.
Despite its relative greater weight, the tshapska's body is not crushed by the weight of the mortar board.
It is my opinion that this is due to the fact that in the lower part the mortar board has a particular circular base that increases the support surface on the body of the helmet.
If you then look at the photos of the interior, the thapska has a large metal reinforcement disk on which the top is connected. This metal disk, larger than the other model, is able to better distribute the weight on the body.
I think this particular ersatz tshapska was introduced in early 1915 before the M15 feldgrau tshapska with removable mortar board. There is no regimental marks or manufacture’s.
I would be very grateful if anyone has any information to add.
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Post by pickelhauben » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:55 pm

Were did you ever find this beauty ????

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Post by b.loree » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:39 pm

Thanks Zeb, that totally explains why there is no depression in the top of the shell. :thumb up: The condition here is just amazing!
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Post by Zebedeus » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:09 am

pickelhauben wrote:
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Were did you ever find this beauty ????
This one comes from poor Michael Baldwin's collection. It was auctioned a couple of years ago.
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Post by Zebedeus » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:10 am

b.loree wrote:
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Thanks Zeb, that totally explains why there is no depression in the top of the shell. :thumb up: The condition here is just amazing!
Thank you very much.
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