NEED HELP ON 2 HESSIAN HELMETS

pickelhauben

Well-known member
HEy Guys,

I have two Hessian gray helmets that I have gotten about 10 years apart.
One with cross base and standard spike the other with an arty ball.
I took both apart to reveal 4 extra holes under the cross base for a standard spike.
The cross base holes are punched out.
No trace of the standard base and the holes on the front match perfectly with the Hess plates and no sign of any plate being there.
Both have traces of the Hess plate.
I think that these are legit given the fact that Germans reused almost anything.
Have any of you guys encountered this ?
 

b.loree

Administrator
Staff member
My opinion.....I can’t see a manufacturer making a special run on Hessen helmets just so there wouldn’t be an extra set of holes for the cruciform base. My production line is geared for the normal spike base hole configuration or I may already have 500 of these in the warehouse . I simply punch in the extra holes knowing that the round base ones will not show.
 
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