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  1. Zebedeus

    Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

    Here is a experimental bavarian alpine troops' helmet. We know only four lightly different examples in the world. Thise particular headgears were never issued.
  2. Zebedeus

    Experimental bavarian alpine troops' spiked helmets.

    The last example, the one in my possession is equipped with a neck roll / paraguance, while the chin strap is in canvas with slots and metal barb and is fixed directly on the ends of the paraguance. The cocades are of the small model as in the 2nd example of the Ingolstadt Museum. and these are...
  3. Zebedeus

    Experimental bavarian alpine troops' spiked helmets.

    The third example of the Hamburg museum is also devoid of the neck-guard roll but retains the leather chin strap fixed by means of the Knopf 91 index attachments. Of this one i cant’ be able to have a photo. If anyone has a picture of it, I would be grateful if they post it to complete the thread.
  4. Zebedeus

    Experimental bavarian alpine troops' spiked helmets.

    In the first example visible on the right the helmet is fitted with a leather chin strap fixed to the tile by means of the standardized Knopf 91 system. In rest position remains folded over the chinstrap (which is no longer visible) and fixed on the front with 4 bone buttons. If you want if you...
  5. Zebedeus

    Experimental bavarian alpine troops' spiked helmets.

    The four spiked helmets are however quite different from each other. Although produced with the exact same materials, they have different characteristics, so much so that they have been presented as different models (first model, 2 model….). In my opinion this classification is wrong, as I would...
  6. Zebedeus

    Experimental bavarian alpine troops' spiked helmets.

    At the beginning of 1915 the Bavarian war ministry, wishing to equip its Alpine troops, with a headgear that combined the tradition of the pickelhaube with the operational needs of troops operating in very severe climatic conditions, gave orders to prepare a new type of headgear that would then...
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    Baden Kokarden

    Wow! Another piece of history. You have really an high quality collection. Chapeau. Zeb
  8. Zebedeus

    Marinekorps Flandern Schirmmütze

    It's impossible add something further. Congrats Zeb.
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    Kaiserliche Marine Deckoffizier Schirmmutze

    This is really a wonderful cap. A textbook example. Congrats. Zeb
  10. Zebedeus

    Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

    Some other pictures of this fascinating, in my opinion, piece of history. As you know there was only one Eisenbahn battallion in kgl Bavarian Army. This battalion was raised in Munchen on 10-01-1875. This example is in overall good condition, complete and with it's ink stamp E.B. I love it. Zeb
  11. Zebedeus

    Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

    Thank you for your kind words
  12. Zebedeus

    Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

    And this is a similar ersatz filz tshako.
  13. Zebedeus

    Mecklenburgisches Jager Battalion n. 14 group.

    Some days ago I catch up a pleaseable visor hat of mecklenburgisches jager. The family grows . Zeb.
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    Salvage

    Well done Bruno. Really and excellent result. Zeb
  15. Zebedeus

    Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

    And now a Kgl Bayr Luftschiffer und Kraftfahrer private. Zeb.
  16. Zebedeus

    Ostasiatisches Expeditionkorps Tschako

    Fantastic. No other words.
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    Garde Feld Artillerie in 3 variations

    Fantastic photo Brian. I love it so much... Zeb
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    Wurttemberg 27th Division Mountain Troops.

    Bruno, I read this amazing news a few days ago. Everything is restored as in a time bubble. Zeb
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    An untouched Braunschweig pickelhaube.

    Wunderbar! A wounderful couple of rare birds and a fantastic regimental's marking. Congrats. Zeb
  20. Zebedeus

    Wurttemberg 27th Division Mountain Troops.

    Today this is my small contribute. I hope you like it. These headgears are not so common to see. Zeb
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