This a rare regimental helmet was only worn by the Guard Fusilier Regiment, 5th Guard Regt. of Foot, Guard Pioneer Battalions and the Guard Eisenbahn Regts.
Prussian Guard Landwehr (Reserve) Silver trimmed Officer Model 1897 . This a rare regimental helmet as it was only worn by the Guard Fusilier Regiment, 5th Guard Regiment of Foot, Guard Pioneer Battalions and the Guard Eisenbahn Regiments. In original untouched condition. Beautiful black lacquered leather helmet body with fine frosted silver trim. Helmet body in very good condition with fine form and firm stitching. No extra holes in helmet body. Exterior lacquer has age related crazing but no lacquer loss.
Interior has sweat leather and silk headliner shows very light wear. Interior visors red and green. Spike is removable and has officer style ornamentation with gold stars at spike base. Frontplate is the early style silver frosted Prussian Guards Eagle without banner. On Guard Eagle's breast is the Prussian Black Eagle silver star with center enamel. Flat gold chinscales on silver rosettes. Officer style 2 piece Reichs and Prussian cockades. Helmet is in overall excellent condition. From the Joe Robinson Collection.
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