WW1 GERMAN PICKELHAUBE PRUSSIAN EM INF LANDWEHR SPIKE HELMET Nr. The piece displays a correct non- perforated heraldic eagle and superimposed is the silvered Maltese cross device indicating that the wearer belonged to a Second Reich reserve infantry regiment. The cross reads: "With God For King and Fatherland 1813" (the date indicates the year the Landwehr was first organized).For anyone engaged in collecting WW1 Imperial German military pieces of the Second Reich, this 1896 EM helmet should be a priority. The helmet is estimated to be size 51. It comes with a replacement black leather chin strap with brass buckets and lugs, correct Helmkokarden, and a NON-removable brass spike. The spike stem has five ventilation holes. All 8 fingers of the leather liner are present with a complete tie string.
The liner is worn and interior metal is rusty showing its 120+ years of age. The date 1896 is visible (the numeral "6" is best viewed upside down) as is the regiment notation IIB. The letters "RJ" are partly hidden under the spike platform base perhaps the wearer's initials. The black leather surface shows large areas os epidermal surface erosion, pitting with minor chips and shallow scarps. Overall the surface is bright and polished.The helmets rear brim has been neatly hand restitched. The remainder of the helmet displays uniform stitching and the M-94 posts and rivets secure. The piece is considered solid and well formed considering its age. The solid teak stand and medical skull do not come with this reservist item. Except for the replacement parts mentioned this is a wholly authentic Imperial Germany Second Reich under the reign of Whillem II Kingdom of Prussia reserve EM helmet. The item "WW1 GERMAN PICKELHAUBE PRUSSIAN EM INF LANDWEHR SPIKE HELMET Nr.
IIB DATED 1896" is in sale since Friday, January 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "steti-3221" and is located in Plano, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.