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fake ??

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:31 pm
by kevin1947
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i cant make my mind up about this,in need of help...kev

Re: fake ??

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:49 pm
by 911car
Of course not...

Re: fake ??

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:06 pm
by edwin
It is a bit difficult to determine for me whether this is a fake or not based on the pictures you provided. As far as I can see it concerns a Baden artillery helmet and most likely a EM-type. It does not look artificially aged to me and the patina on the various parts seems to match. Based on this I think its ok! Are there any regimental markings in the back vsior or a manufacturers stamp?

Regards,

Edwin

Re: fake ??

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:18 pm
by RON
Looks like an original Baden EM M95/brass to me (or an earlier model since I don't see a spine ventilation lug)...

Edwin, what makes you think this could be a kugelhelm and not a pickelhaube which had the top of its spike removed to fix a paradebush?

Re: fake ??

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:19 pm
by kevin1947
hi no markings visible

Re: fake ??

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:30 pm
by edwin
RON wrote:Looks like an original Baden EM M95/brass to me (or an earlier model since I don't see a spine ventilation lug)...

Edwin, what makes you think this could be a kugelhelm and not a pickelhaube which had the top of its spike removed to fix a paradebush?
I never considered this possibility so you could be right. I am no expert on helmets with a paradebush but I always thought that this feature was typically for officer helmets but I could be wrong here.

Best regards,

Edwin

Re: fake ??

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:42 pm
by poniatowski
Looks original to me, just baked in an attic for a long time. How does it smell? You can tell a lot with your nose.

:D Ron.

Re: fake ??

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:53 pm
by dpwickicky
Does the Wappen look a bit 'odd'? Something about the tone of the brass showing through? The stamping looks good, but the brass seems to me a little off. I've seen a Baden Wappen recently on a 100% genuine helmet, a fake Wappen but old, must have been fitted years ago, so it seemed genuine at a glance, being dirty, but on rubbing off some of the dirt (poosibly 'added' dirt) a very cheap looking gilt metal, not proper brass, is discovered. Just a thought.