Imperial Prussian Ersatz Felt Pickelhaube1600
Imperial Prussian Ersatz Felt Pickelhaube - This early pickelhaube was brought back to Canada in 1919 by a member of the 19th Canadian Infantry Battalion. It has remained in a trunk until aqcuired by eMedals this week. It has remained untouched since it was brought over to Canada. These felt helmets were issued from September 1914 through January 1915. This excellent example features silvered brass Prussian eagle on the wappenschield holding the sceptor and orb. The felt helmet is in overall excellent condition showing no serious cracking, wear or holes. The pressed felt is in excellent condition having no faults. The leather chinstrap is held in place by two rosettes with original and still bright paint. The spike and metal base are affixed with four metal split pins evident on the interior. The full leather liner is intact. There is a stamp on the rear rim. Simply one of the finest and true examples we have offered.