Thank you for the kind welcome. Long time lurker, only two posts haha. This is my second cloth ersatz in my collection now, and this one cost me a pretty penny to get. I love the rarities.Hi Eric
Welcome to the forum. You seem to have a very nicely preserved, nice looking, and rare pickelhaube. Besides Africa and Turkey, would this type helmet been worn in China and the Pacific?
John, it´s one of the lot of patterns of Ersatz or test helmets. They are often confounded with the very few patterns that are really have been worn in such hot countries, even in some specialized books...Besides Africa and Turkey, would this type helmet been worn in China and the Pacific?
My concern was the rivets as well, but others have mentioned how they're ok. The paint I believe is period however. Once I get this in hand as I'm still waiting on delivery, I will post some much clearer and detailed pictures. Thanks for your opinion, I appreciate that.It is truly a nice looking helmet .
But ... the spike rivets look to be repro.
The split rivets under side are thin thin.
The color of the rivets matches the ball perfectly as well as the plate.
Maybe all of the furniture has been repainted
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my question and provide a fascinating example. The covers for the vents on the front and the elongated vents on the spike are unique and very German to me. It looks like the spike screws on and off, am I correct?