Baden 109th Leib-Grenadier Reg. Reserve Officer
An outstanding helmet from the WW1 era.
Baden Life Guard Grenadier Regiment Reserve Officer Mod. 1897 circa 1914-1915. Beautiful out of the woodwork helmet. Black lacquered leather helmet body with silver trim. Helmet body has very fine form and firm stitching with exception of a small separation behind ear piece on left side (Baden Cockade side) of helmet (see photo). Exterior finish excellent with age/dirt/dust behind front plate that we left as is, no lacquer loss. No extra holes in helmet body. Sweat leather and silk headliner. Interior visors colored red and green. Interior show honest age and wear. Metal trim has excellent silver color and is not a wartime "zinky". Frontplate is the Grand Ducal wide winged Baden Dragon with blank banner for reserve officer. On Dragon's chest is the multicolored enameled Baden Order of Fidelity. Below the star is a Reserve Cross with the motto "Mit Gott fur Furst und Vaterland". Left side (Baden cockade side) wing of banner is broken off, probably from removal of the field cover. This is not detractive as it is hidden by the overlap of the chinscales. Tall silver spike that is removable for use with a parade plume. Gold stars at base. Officer style silver back spine. Flat gold chinscales on silver rosettes. Officer Reichs and non-serrated Baden state cockades. All original helmet in very fine as found condition. An outstanding helmet from the rare Baden Life Guard Grenadier Regiment from the World War I era.
- Overall condition Excellent
- State / Country Baden