Prussian Grenadier Regiments Officer Aspirant Wartime helmet
Beautiful and left Untouched as found.
Prussian Grenadier Regiments Officer Aspirant (Offiziers Stellvertrater - acting officer) Model 1897 circa 1915. Another out of the woodwork find in Germany. Helmet is private purchase and all officer quality fittings. Black lacquered leather body with round front visor and gilt trim. Officer style round spike base retained by 4 rounded brads and topped with a tall smooth removable spike. Frontplate is the large winged Prussian Grenadier Eagle nicely GILT frosted. There are widened holes behind frontplate from the Earlier Model Eagle. This eagle has left deep marks in leather (see photos) and is without doubt original to this helmet. Interior has the fine calfskin lining with fine grade of silk. Interior visors are plain leather and not colored as seen in full officer helmets.
Original officer cockades mounted underneath flat gilt chinscales and rosettes. Front visor trim and a few of the scales are wartime metal (Kriegsmetall) and are now gray colored (see photos). Beautiful rare regimental helmet in excellent overall condition. Guaranteed 100% original.
- Overall condition Near mint
- State / Country Prussian