baden pickelhaubes


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Hi Kevin,
These are post-WW1 helmets. 2000-2005 era? Perhaps not even that old... A specialist of early 21st century Pickelhauben might be able to tell.


Staff member
The dead give away on these repros is the spike and ball top, they are not correct. Looks as if someone tried to age the officer spitze.


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Hey, welcome if we haven't said so already! THANKS for asking BEFORE buying! Everybody is indeed correct, fakes / replicas. At any rate, you might want to look into some reference books before buying, or go to some military shows to get a feel for the real thing. You can also browse Age of Kings, Kaiser's Bunker and others to start really looking for the shape of spikes, shells and such. Also, take a look at the originals shown on this forum.

Best of luck!

:D Ron


I would guess India or Pakistan. Many I've seen from these countries have the same incorrect "pinhead" shape to the shell. Usually the shape tells me it's a repro without even having to look at the fittings.