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prussian - pickelhaube - nco - garde-grenadier-regiment or garde-regiment zu fuß - privately-purchased not depot-issued

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    SKU: 04-743


    PRUSSIAN – PICKELHAUBE – NCO – GARDE-GRENADIER-REGIMENT OR GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – PRIVATELY-PURCHASED NOT DEPOT-ISSUED. This is a high-quality, privately-purchased NCO’S pickelhaube from either a Garde-Grenadier or Garde zu Fuß-Regiment, which include the regiments listed below. 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß Kaiser Alexander Grade-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 1 Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 2 Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 3 Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment 4 Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 5 As you can see, these are very elite regiments. Officers’ examples for these regiments can be quite expensive (we currently have one lovely example available for purchase). As a rule, I do not offer enlisted men/NCO’s pickelhauben unless they come from smaller states. I am quite pleased, however, to share this fine helmet with you. The helmet’s leather body is exceptional, or even beyond that. It is smooth and amazingly clean and clear, not marred by damage due to age or other circumstances. Its condition far exceeds what we often see on officers’ helmets. The rear visor shows signs of shrinkage, which is common in a one-hundred-plus year-old helmet’s leather body. The helmet’s furniture presents a lovely Garde wappen. Its brass eagle features ultra-wide, outspread wings. They are so wide, in fact, that each wingtip extends to the respective Reich’s and state’s kokarden center points. A silver Garde Star provides a fine contrast against the brass eagle’s chest. The remaining furniture is also brass, including the flat chin scales (remember, Infanterie pickelhauben should have flat rather than convex chin scales), the cruciform, the detachable spike, as well as…

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