Felt Ersatz Shako

Sergei1877

Active member
bought a shako here, what do friends say? I do not think the eagle is from him, he's a nickel, or could it be?

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pickelhauben

Well-known member
I am no expert on shakos , but that is the first time I have ever seen a visor trim on any shako .

The chin strap metal parts look original but the strap is questionable

Usually there is a green leather sock that the field badge slides in on felt shakos .

The field badge looks a little new .

Not sure on the plate , I need to see the back side.

I love felts but the visor trim would have put up a red flag if it were me.
 

Sergei1877

Active member
the edging of the visor on the shako is not often, but it occurs. Eagle on the shako is not a copy. I considered it carefully. I will then take a picture and show the other side
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b.loree

Administrator
Staff member
I had never seen one with visor trim before either but those original photos say it all. The wappen is also original because if you look at the interior picture Sergei provides it is one of the special ones that has an extra loop soldered to the birds chest so the feldzeichen wire can go through and lock in place. Congratulations Sergei!
 

pickelhauben

Well-known member
Yes that picture says it all .

In a 180 turn around I would love to have this felt on the shelf next to my other one.

Just for the visor trim !!!!

Good find.
 

kaiser

Active member
Wow that is a great collection wish that al those helmets would be on my shelf
Its a real challenge to find an original felt shako but it looks in the first impression ok to me
Great find
 

Sergei1877

Active member
kaiser said:
Wow that is a great collection wish that al those helmets would be on my shelf
Its a real challenge to find an original felt shako but it looks in the first impression ok to me
Great find
I do not know whose collection it is, but it's great. I just gave an example of a similar ersatz shako with a metal edging on the visor. Photo taken from the Internet
 
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