Unusual WWI era helmet!! This helmet is a stamped metal "ersatz" style kurassier helmet (oval spike base) that is marked to the 8th Jaeger zu Pferde Regt.
Unusual WWI era helmet!! This helmet is a stamped metal "ersatz" style kurassier helmet (oval spike base) that is marked to the 8th Jaeger zu Pferde Regt. From outward inspection this helmet looks like a green stamped standard kurassier M.1915 helmet. The difference is that the helmet is stamped from thin metal that includes the oval spike base. The thinly stamped front and rear visors are riveted on as is the spike. The spike has some dents on top and is slightly out of position (see photo). The entire helmet body has excellent shape form but is painted green inside and out as is most of the metal trim. Frontplate is a field gray Prussian Line Regt. eagle as was used by the line Kurassier Regiments. Helmet has original brown leather chinstrap and small cockades. Marked inside back visor "8 J.P.". No other markings noted.
Complete tongued leather liner with brown head padding with all appears original to helmet. We speculate that the 8th JzP did not have enough pre-war helmets so they opted for use of existing helmet stocks. This is an interesting companion to another helmet we are offering that is a standard Line Prussian EM leather M1895 style helmet that is also marked to the 8th JzP. Both helmets are interesting examples of WWI era use of military headgear. Helmet is all original inside and out. Rare WWI collectible.
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