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An Ersatz Enlisted man’s felt pickelhaube.

Article about: Hello all, This is haube that I picked up a little while ago very cheap. It’s in great condition but is unfortunately missing it’s liner which I accepted due to the overall condition of the

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    Default An Ersatz Enlisted man’s felt pickelhaube.

    Hello all,

    This is haube that I picked up a little while ago very cheap. It’s in great condition but is unfortunately missing it’s liner which I accepted due to the overall condition of the helmet. Fitted with grey steel fittings ( feldgrau on the spike etc - a bit of mixed lot??) it is missing the front visor trim which, as I have read, was in response to wartime austerity measures. The chinstrap, note sure of originality...... Appears to have a Corp/depot marking stamped in the rear visor!? Would appreciate any further information.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    Amazing condition for its' age. I bet it displays nicely in your war room.
    D.

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    It's always nice to see a pickelhaube posted, they're probably my favorite piece of headgear from WW1 and as real steel said it's in really great shape for being a 100+ years old. The condition of the outside more than makes up for the missing liner and its not like they're seen when the helmet is displayed. Can't give a definitive answer about the chinstrap but the crazing and wear is a good sign.

    This site has some more info on ersatz pickelhaubes: Ersatz Pickelhauben

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    Very nice example. Do I see Felt over pitting?
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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Very nice example. Do I see Felt over pitting?
    LMAO.

    Cool Pickelhaube Andrew.
    Todd
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    That is a very nice looking Felt haube. The condition trumps the missing liner in my opinion.
    Great pick Up!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I have no experience with these but I like what I see.
    gregM
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    Not sure MAP as I haven’t studied “Felt” lol....

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    Thanks for the kind words and comments all.

    Andrew

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