Hessen 23rd & 24th Dragoon NCO "Eigenthums" Pickelhaube
Outstanding rare regimental helmet
Grand Ducal Hessen 23rd or 24th Dragoon NCO Eigentum (custom purchased) circa 1896. Untouched and unpolished, beautiful helmet. Black lacquered leather helmet body with German silver trim. Large sized leather helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer is in near perfect condition except 2 small scratches on back right panel (see photo). Interior leather liner is the "eigentum" type with embossed black finished and flat tabs. Liner is in near mint condition with original draw string and is still supple.
Interior visors are natural color, back visor has size "56" stamped in the back. Helmet bell has NO extra holes (see photos). Exterior metal trim in excellent condition. Hessen frontplate retained to helmet body with screw retainers. Hessen style crossed spike base retained to helmet body with round dome retainers. Screw off Hessen style fluted spike as these regiments wear a black plume for parades. Back spine has 2 rivets which is proper for Hessen helmets. Rounded silver chinscales on silver rosettes and screw retainers. NCO style Reichs and non-serrated Hessen state cockades. Outstanding rare regimental helmet
- Overall condition Near mint
- State / Country Hessen