WWI Bavarian Reserve Mounted Officers M1897 Pickelhaube Spiked Helmet. The leather shell is in good solid condition with only minor crazing.The brass edging on the front brim that is slightly loose. The stitching is complete and tight. The spike base and chinscales were made of zinc and then lightly plated with brass. Initially it looked like a normal shiny brass trimmed helmet but over the years the plating has dissolved leaving the raw zinc underneath.
Stamped Wappen with "In Treue Fest" on a banner. Both Cockades show light paint loss from normal wear. Leather sweatband with silk liner are in very good condition. Original size tag is still intact inside the helmet.
Review all the pictures carefully. Measures 10" Tall, 9 1/4" Front to Back, and 7 1/2 Side to Side. Check out my other War Items! WE CAN'T FIX A PROBLEM IF WE AREN'T INFORMED THAT THERE IS ONE! The item "WWI Bavarian Reserve Mounted Officers M1897 Pickelhaube Spiked Helmet" is in sale since Monday, July 03, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "twistedlifesupplies" and is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.