Prussian Reserve Infantry Officer's Pickelhaube
Near Mint - Named to Leutnant der Res. Kahn
Prussian Reserve Infantry Officer (NAMED) from the 172nd Regiment Model 1897. Beautiful black lacquered helmet body with fine fire gilded trim. About 95% original fire gilting remaining. The helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer shows age but is in fine condition without lacquer loss. No extra holes in helmet body. Inside front visor is a carefully handwritten "Leutn. d. R. Kahn I.R. 172"The 172nd was an Upper Alsatian Regt. that was stationed in Neubreisach.
All metal trim has even age patina and has never been polished. Frontplate is the Prussian Line Regiments eagle in fine gold. The plate is fixed with screws. Officer style spike and base with star retainers. Interior sweat leather with white/beige silk headliner. Interior liner shows use but no damag. Flat Officer chinscales on rosettes. Officer style 2- piece Reich and Prussian cockades. The wearer has listed himself as a reserve officer, but this helmet is that of a full line officer. I wonder what happened to Leutnant Kahn in the Great War. Amazing, untouched and NAMED helmet in near mint condition.
- Overall condition Near mint
- State / Country Prussian