Wow! Great Tschako. The Wappen is extraordinarily large, but I have never seen one of these so I have nothing to base this on other than a regular Prussian or Baden Tschako.
Would this Tschako have a Feldzeichen; if so, would it be red, white, and black?
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, indeed there was a feldzeichen.
As they were an imperial detachment there was no national ID, rather imperial, so it was red,white, and black. I have a replica, but am keeping an eye out for an original one...
Looks great to me. Most of these helmets had the smaller sized eagle but I have seen a number of examples with the standard size as well. Out of curiosity, how is the eagle mounted to the front? I was surprised to find the smaller eagle was mounted using smaller mounting fixtures and thinner prongs. I would be interested in seeing additional photo.