Hessen 117th Leib-Garde Infantry Officers Pickelhaube
Rare Regimental helmet. 100% Original
Hessen 117th, Life Guard Regiment for the Grand Duchess Regiment, Officers helmet Model 1897. Black lacquered leather helmet body with gilded brass fittings. The helmet body is very solid with fine exterior lacquer but is slightly sunken in (see photos) at cross base. This helmet has not been cleaned or polished. Helmet has very good form and firm stitching. Leather finish shows age but has not been damaged or has lacquer loss. No extra holes in helmet body.
Interior has full officer style with sweat leather and silk headliner. Liner shows wear and is a bit dirty but is complete and undamaged. Interior visors are red and green as it proper for an Officer helmet. The front plate is the Hessen Lion with the banners “1697” and “1897” commemorating the dates of the founding of the regiment. Hessen style crossed spike base with no ornamentation at spike base and round brad retainers, all of which is proper for Hessen Officer helmets. Tall Hessen style fluted spike. Semi-rounded chinscales on rosettes over 2-piece Reichs and non-serrated Hessen officer cockades. Rare regimental helmet with original banners. Very fine and untouched original helmet.
- Overall condition Excellent
- State / Country Hessen