Prussian Infantry Officer Pickelhaube
"Salty" as found - Beautiful.
Prussian Infantry Officer Model 1897. All original and SALTY. Black fiber helmet body with gilt brass trim. Helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer is dull with age but finish is near perfect. Interior has officer sweat leather and silk headliner. Interior visors colored red and green. No extra holes in helmet body.
Frontplate is the Line Prussian Officers Eagle with about 100% of its original frosted finish (note small cross on orb is missing) but is subdued with age. Round spike base retained by 4 star that are pin backed. Tall Gilt Spike that unscrews on top for plume attachment. Gilt metal officers back spine. The original flat set of gilt chinscales on rosettes. Officers Reichs and Prussian cockades. All original helmet that has been in an attic for 100 Years. Beautiful WWI era helmet that is a real piece of history. Easy for the collector to lightly clean up.
- Overall condition Near mint
- State / Country Prussian