Cardboard ersatz helmet

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Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by kaiser » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:36 pm

This is another cardboard or papier mache helmet as they are called
This one has also the counterdisc munted under the spike instead of on the inside where it normaly should be(seems that this feature pops up more and more but still not a conclusive answor has been given on this )
It is in one piece and normaly there are helmets that have fiberboard visors stitched onto the cardboard shell
This type of helmet has the split brads instead of those loops that we al see on the EM helmetplate
The chinstrap is not original on this helmet so need to find a better one

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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by kaiser » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:38 pm

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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by Sandmann » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:29 am

Very cool Helmet, especially that it is made in one piece. Congratulations :bravo:
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:48 am

Nice looking helmet, congrats!

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Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:09 am

Nice helmet in surprisingly good shape.

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Post by coert65 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:49 am

Very nice helmet!
If I see it right, the counter, or supportdisc was always there, meaning from the day it left the factory.
Because it has exactly the same colour as the helmet has.

Congratulations Jonas, :bravo:

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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by aicusv » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:04 am

A nice one. I noticed that it is a size 58 and has a #2 rear vent. May I ask you to measure the distance from the spike bass to the edge of the rear visor (along side the spine)? Thanks.
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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by kaiser » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:14 pm

Thank you all for the nice comments on this pretty rare helmet
Wil do so if you need something else from measurments feel free to ask
16.8 cm is the lenght from bottom to just aside the spike base
At first i was a bis sceptic on the way the plate was mounted on the helmet by those split brads becose it is the first time that i have seen on e like this
But here on the forum i found an post where it was explained with those split brads but unfortunatly the pictures are most of them gone
I will not take of the wappen but if i peek thru those little hole's i can see old solering and the plate left olso the "ghost" into the shellac so its always been that way

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Post by aicusv » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:13 pm

thanks
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Post by edwin » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:40 am

Great helmet and thanks for sharing!

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Post by stuka f » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:56 am

Very nice indeed!
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Post by b.loree » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:33 pm

A true survivor that one! I can not imagine going to war in a cardboard hat :-?
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Post by Adler » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:21 am

A very rare piece I would say... Well done!

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Post by woznotwos » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:56 am

b.loree wrote:
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A true survivor that one! I can not imagine going to war in a cardboard hat :-?
I'd be thinking ''im cannonfodder !'' and wondering if it would help if I wore it with the cover. :o
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Post by kaiser » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:42 pm

I would think it would go straight thru ,well thinking nah knowing, it would make no diffrence with or without a cover
I know i would not be thrilled to go out of the trenches with this type of helmet
As a gentleman i am i would let everybody go first

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Post by poniatowski » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:04 pm

That's a fine addition to any collection! Very nice indeed. Leather, cardboard... I guess there are reasons they developed the M-16 Stahlhelm.

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I really do need to know more about this....

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Post by 2nd.Leibhusar » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:12 am

Great piece Jonas,....well done..

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Post by Spiker » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm

How did I almost miss this one #-o , well done Jonas ! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by kaiser » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:37 pm

Thanks guys for the nice comments ,by the way is 2nd leibhussar who i think he is or is he not .......

Hmm suspicious ,very suspisious 👻👻👻👻

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Post by coert65 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:01 pm

I believe he is the guy I bought some nice stuff from at the Militaria fair at Houten, in the Netherlands. :wink:
But I,m not sure off-course.
If so he has a nice website. :)

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Post by kaiser » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:17 pm

Think i nailed him ,know him personaly our mistery guy i did more than once buisnes with him ,he is a great guy

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Post by coert65 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:29 pm

So did I Jonas. Nice guy and honest.
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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by Westfront » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:29 am

kaiser wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Thanks guys for the nice comments ,by the way is 2nd leibhussar who i think he is or is he not .......

Hmm suspicious ,very suspisious 👻👻👻👻

Jonas
Carefull indeed a very suspisious guy :D Nice helmet Jones i missed it too #-o

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Post by Spiker » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:06 am

First suspicious then nailed , poor Sander :D :D
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Post by 2nd.Leibhusar » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:58 am

story of my life.......

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Post by Westfront » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:40 pm

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Re: Cardboard ersatz helmet

Post by kaiser » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:50 pm

I new it when i read his name
There is only one guy who has the previlege to use that name and that would be our most gracefull friend sander
Well at least in my humble opinion :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Post by Westfront » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:29 pm

The one and only :thumb up:

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