Dutch Cuirassier Helmet

Will

New member
So here is an attempt at my first post on the Forum!



I would be very grateful for any insights on what I THINK is a Dutch cuirassier helmet. Is there any way to date these? I cannot find any markings on it at all.

Many thanks!
 

kaiser

Active member
For beeing your first time to post here you nailed it with showing this type of helmet
The only thing i can see and say that it is an outstanding helmet

I wont be of any help here i know little or nothing of these types of helmets
I think somewere here on the forum there is one already posted and if i am not mistaken it was to be belgian helmet ,but this is said with doubts

Jonas
 

Will

New member
Thank you, gentlemen!

So it is Belgian? and not Dutch?

Is there any place on the helmet where there might be markings to indicate date of manufacture?

Thanks very much again!
 

kaiser

Active member
Dutch is the language that is used in belgium and the netherlands or holland
If things like this helmet are of a specific country its either prenounced as beeing belgian or dutch
The word hollands or netherlands sounds a bit funny if you ask me

As for the second question i have no clue not everyting was marked
Did you check the inside or perhaps behind the lïner

Jonas
 

J.LeBrasseur

Well-known member
if you gently lift up the fur comb on the back side, and look at the metal helmet, there may or may not be any marks.

James
 

Khukri

Active member
Not Belgian!!! See the link below. Carabineers or Cuirassiers.
Think: Carabineers. No or only low metal comb. The wool caterpillar looks to sit directly on the helmets body.
And yes: the stamps should be on the outside of the neckguard. Covered by the "cat".... ;-))
Great helmet !
Francis

http://www.van-grinsven.nl/michel/hoofddeksels/item/karabinier1815.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 

Khukri

Active member
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Schiavona13

Member
Sorry to say but unfortunately this helmet is a total fantasy helmet, The lion is Belgium but they not have a metal helmet with a lion as front plate . the chinscales seem to be from a french Firebrigade helmet and not one part of the helmet is Dutch ( the front visor is never pointy on a Dutch helmet )
 

stuka f

Well-known member
Schiavona13 is probably right about this helmet being a put together...
Belgian first model cuirassier helmets have all ready being posted on the forum.
 

stuka f

Well-known member
A Belgian second type can be seen here;
https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12325
 

stuka f

Well-known member
And here is the first type;
https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4940&p=42342&hilit=belgian+cuirassier#p42342
 

Schiavona13

Member
And for sale with a totally stupid price

btw if anybody knows any Dutch metal helmets or other old Dutch headgear medals of swords for sell please let me know
 

stuka f

Well-known member
Just sold the few Dutch items I had at the MPO sale.
Don't know if NSB items are on your list too, found a 1942 jaarboek, lately?
 
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