WW1 1916 Imperial German Brow Plate Stahlhelm Stirnpanzer Sniper Helmet Armor. # The law prohibits the sale to anyone under the age of 18. You are viewing a rare WW1 1916 Imperial German Stahlhelm (German for -Steel Helmet) Sniper Brow Plate (or Stirnpanzer in German) known as the Brow Plate. This armor plate was meant to augment the M1916, M1917 or M1918 German helmets including the cut-out or Cavalry helmet and make it "Bulletproof" these were limited and were only used by snipers and trench raiding parties. The Brow Plate was fitted to the front of the helmet to provide additional protection to the wearer, and it was made from a Curved 5 mm cast steel, and it was suitable for all First World War German Metal helmet models.The base is slightly flared and the sides have angular recesses that fit over the ventilator lugs at either temple. Below these are rectangular slots to which are attached the leather straps and buckle used to secure the plate to the helmet. The straps are missing on this example. Approximately 50,000 brow plates were manufactured. It weighed just over 2 kg (4.6 lb), and made the helmet impractically and too heavy for normal use, it could only be worn for short periods so it was seldom used.
The Imperial German Army went to war in 1914 wearing either the leather Pickelhaube helmet or the shako, but both forms of headdress proved inadequate to the demands of trench warfare. Due to the high number of head wounds experience in 1914-15, the German High Command authorized the development of a steel helmet.
In December 1915, military physician Friedrick Schwerd and professor August Bier of the Technical Institute of Hanover developed the prototype steel Stahlhelm, the finished design was introduced into regular service during the Verdun campaign in early 1916. Some experts recommend this test and consider that if it rings like a bell then it is an original. Reproductions and fakes will produce a dull sound and do not match the weight as they are generally made lighter. Took this to a foundry to reproduce It wouldn't be cheap. As It has no makers marks, it could possibly be an early vintage reproduction, as it is made from the right material "cast steel" and has forge and grind marks and it is the right weight, shape, but it will be yours to decide.
A classic piece for a collection or to place on display or to use as a costume accessory or as a prop by reenactors. If this is not for you I also have other unusual Militaria Finds in my shop. Please go to my store to see the full range.CONDITION : This item is used and in very good condition. The dark blue-gray paint shows a little flaking over heavy cast steel.
It has no dents and it does not have the leather straps. It has a flaked rust hole on the front edge.Photos do not show the actual size so please read the description page to get the exact measurements. Colors may display differently, depending on your computer and settings. Highly reflective shiny items, such as metals, silver, gold, jewels, and glass reflect everything including us! The item featured the Photos is the exact one that you will receive.
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Item is measured in both centimeters and inches that are rounded to the nearest quarter inch. WEIGHT: 2 kg 180 gm / 4lb 12.5 oz. HEIGHT: 18.5 cm / 7¼. WIDTH: 25.3 cm / 10. DEPTH: 12.5 cm / 5 (from the front to the back of the plate).All measurements are approximate only. 100% AUTHENTIC ITEMS unless otherwise stated. Well wrapped and as described. I highly recommend knightsgold to one and all. As advertised, well packaged and arrived on time.
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However, I deal mainly in Metal-ware so breakage is rare. I use heavy-duty bubble-wrap and recycled boxes. Please carefully read the description & view the photos in the gallery to judge for yourself. I try to photograph my items from every angle. Photos also form part of the description.Please note that the colors may appear different on different computer screens. As New - An item that looks like it has just had its shrink-wrap removed. No visible wear, the item is flawless and intact. Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history.
Very Good - Minor to moderate wear and tear. Good - Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left. Fair - Has lived a "full life" and has a distressed look with noticeable wear. Work Needed - Great bones, but will need some work or restoration.
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This way I will learn how and where I need to improve my service to my customers. Again please contact me if you are unhappy in any way and I will do my very best to fix the problem whatever it may be. Txzj pxzj371 txzj-11 txzj32 txzj115. The item "WW1 1916 Imperial German Brow Plate Stahlhelm Stirnpanzer Sniper Helmet Armor" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)".The seller is "knightsgold" and is located in Hervey Bay, Queensland. This item can be shipped worldwide.