One of my (several) restoration projects is an 1891/95 Prussian Dragoner EM helm in gilt/brass fittings prior to the AKO changing to neusilber. Would this rightfully have 48mm kokarden or larger? Thanks for any info.
Depends on if you mean a permanent fix or just an aid for display. A friend has used lengths of stiff plastic pallet banding to support weakened caps with some success - but obviously not as a 'restoration'.
A sad thing to lose a special friend Coert, I lost my own dog many years ago and just couldn't face going through that again. I'll never have another now. Our Queen said that grief is the price you pay for love, I have never heard it expressed better.
Thank you gentlemen, it seems I have also become a book collector! Oddly enough I was already aware of Fritz Behrendt for his satirical/political cartoons but never knew about his collection of some very beautiful Haubes.
Recently found a two volume set of Larcade at an unbelievebaly low price and jumped at it - purely as a small Christmas present to myself. On receiving them I could not believe my eyes - a set dedicated to Fritz Behrendt by Larcade himself back in the 80's! The bonus is that my French has...