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Reuss 96th Infantry Officers Pickelhaube

Extremely Rare - Only One Battalion

Reuss 96th Infantry Regiment - III Battalion Officer Model 1897. Beautiful black lacquered leather helmet body with high gilded brass trim. The helmet body has perfect form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer is flawless and in near mint condition. The interior of the helmet has officer sweat leather and dark green silk headliner that is in perfect condition. The sweat liner has a tear in the leather (see photos). No extra holes in the helmet body.
The inner visors of helmet are red and green as is common for officers. No extra holes in the helmet body.

The front plate is the Prussian Eagle with “Furst” banner on which is placed a vaulted silver star which has the heraldic arms of Reuss. The frontplate is held to the helmet by screw attachments. Officer style spike and base held to helmet body with star screw retainers. The tall officer spike is removable. The helmet has flat chinscales on rosettes. Reichs and Reuss 2-piece officer cockades. This helmet is 100% original and untouched.
Extremely RARE helmet considering there was only 1 Battalion in the entire German Army that wore this helmet.

Ref: Sin

  • Reference : Head1061
  • Overall condition : Near mint
  • State / Country : Other
  • Hold : No

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