Prussian Silver Garde Fusilier - or Pioneer Officers Pickelhaube
Original in all aspects and hard to upgrade.
Prussian Guard Infantry/Fusiler/Pioneer/Eisenbahn silver trimmed Officer Model 1897. Beautiful and 100% original. Black lacquered leather body with round front visor and silver trim. Frontplate is the large winged Garde Eagle with a near perfect silver frosted finish. In its center the Silver Star of the black eagle Order and the "SUMM CUIQUE" motto. The enameling is crisp and nice with the colored "upgraded version" of the laurel leaves. Frontplate left nice marks in leather as can be seen in pictures and is a definite original to this helmet . Original officer cockades mounted underneath flat gilt chinscales and silver rosettes.
Interior has officer sweat leather and silk headliner (some minor damage to sweat lining - see pictures), back of lining ha the name of the wearer difficult to make out. Interior visors are colored red and green. No extra holes in helmet body. Round officer spike / base retained by 4 gold stars. Spike is removable. Great Pre-War period helmet. Original in all aspects and hard to upgrade.
- Overall condition Near mint
- State / Country Prussian