Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 5 of 5

My new Tschako....

Article about: Gents, here is my newly aquired Model 1895 Prussian Tschako (Shako) mit Kokarden und Feldzeichen, displayed on a Train (Supply) Waffenrock. Before the introduction of the Pickelhaube in 1842

  1. #1

    Default My new Tschako....

    Gents, here is my newly aquired Model 1895 Prussian Tschako (Shako) mit Kokarden und Feldzeichen, displayed on a Train (Supply) Waffenrock. Before the introduction of the Pickelhaube in 1842, the most common form of headgear in the Imperial German army was the Tschako, with the adoption of the spike helmet by most arms, it was worn by Jager, Shutzen (Light Infantry), Telegraph, Train (Supply) and other small units.
    The 1895 model Tschako was shorter and more refined than its predecessor the Model 1888, the wappen (front badge, being the same design as on the Pickelhaube, but smaller) was now fitted with loops on the rear, to be held on the helmet by leather wedges...it had previously been a threaded bolt and nut. In 1897 the new Reichs Kokarden (cockade) was worn on the right side, a state kokarden could be worn on the left side, but usually the Tschako had a Feldzeichen (field badge) affixed to the front in a leather pocket which was a feature of its construction, this was a cloth covered wood badge in state colours.
    The wearing of the Tschako ended with the issue of the new model 1916 steel helmet, although it continued to be worn in rear areas until the end of hostilities.
    The Tschako continued to worn in various guises as a form of Police headware throughout the Weimar, Third Reich and in post-war Germany, eventually being phased out in the early sixties.
    Prost ! Steve.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCI0612.jpg 
Views:	749 
Size:	247.0 KB 
ID:	153781
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCI0613.jpg 
Views:	155 
Size:	238.9 KB 
ID:	153777   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCI0620.jpg 
Views:	194 
Size:	234.2 KB 
ID:	153785  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCI0615.jpg 
Views:	130 
Size:	242.5 KB 
ID:	153790   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCI0611.jpg 
Views:	319 
Size:	240.4 KB 
ID:	153794  

    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

  2. #2

    Default Re: My new Tschako....

    congrats!!
    Nice item, great explication.
    cheers
    |<
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

  3. #3

    Default Re: My new Tschako....

    Very nice ,one helmet not seen very often.it does look good in your ww1 war room,

  4. #4

    Default Re: My new Tschako....

    Nice Steve.
    We don't see these posted very often.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  5. #5
    ?

    Default Re: My new Tschako....

    Very Nice

Similar Threads

  1. Polizei Tschako

    In Deutsche Polizei forum
    12-04-2013, 08:22 PM
  2. 01-05-2013, 02:51 AM
  3. Prussian Off. M1871/1899 Tschako Jäger-Batl. 1 - 2 - 5 - 6

    In Imperial Germany and Austro-Hungary
    01-18-2010, 09:47 PM
  4. Is this a Tschako Eagle?

    In Deutsche Polizei forum
    01-13-2010, 08:54 PM
  5. Rural Police Tschako

    In Deutsche Polizei forum
    12-22-2009, 09:01 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •