1916 Dated WW1 M1915 German Prussian Jaeger Zu Pferde Steel Pickelhaube. These ersatz helmets are replacement helmets manufactured by different private companies during the First World War. They were used by mounted light infantry, were similar to dragoner units and the helmet is patterned after the cuirassier spiked helmets. Due to the war effort, manufacturing the necessary equipment for the front line, giving the huge number of tropes that had to be mobilised, was slow and expensive. The German authorities took the decision of replacing the more expensive original equipment with cheaper versions manufactured by different small companies. So, even if the general look of the helmet is similar with the ones made before 1914, the materials used to manufacture them are diverse. This helmet, a lobster tail cavalry pattern, has a steels skull. The skull is painted black and blued to the interior, there is the dulled ersatz eagle front badge and the spike and the rims of the helmet are painted grey. Its cockades are of tin, one painted in the Prussian colours, black and white, and the other one in red, white and black, the empires flag. The chinstrap is made of plain brown leather with tin buckles. Its lining is of brown leather as well and the interior of the skull is stamped with the manufacturers mark HELBING SAKEWITZ 1916. The interior of the front peak is painted green and the rear one is black. The helmets height, including the spike is 10.65 inches (27 cm), its width is 11.80 inches (30 cm) and its depth is 8.20 inches (21 cm). It weighs 71 grams. The helmet is in excellent condition with minimum wear and, as seen in the pictures, almost no paint chips. It retains a good shape and is dent free. The leather lining is worn but all tongues are present and unripped. For further details and condition see pictures below.... The item "1916 Dated WW1 M1915 German Prussian Jaeger Zu Pferde Steel Pickelhaube" is in sale since Tuesday, January 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Uniform/ Clothing
- Clothing Type: Helmets/ Hats
- Era: 1914-1945
- Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
- Service: Army
- Country/ Organization: Germany
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued