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KUGELHELM FOUL WEATHER CANVAS COVER

SKU: 33-246

$350.00

This canvas foul-weather kugelhelm cover is in very fine condition. Canvas covers were produced for every type of German headdress from pickelhauben to kugelhelme, tschapkas to tschakos, to busbies and beyond. The covers’ purpose was twofold. Before WW I began, they were produced to protect leather and felt helmets from inclement weather. Once the war began, their purpose extended to prevent the bright prewar brass wappens from reflecting light, and thereby creating excellent snipers’ targets. As the war progressed (and before stahlhelme replaced them), the reflective wappens were painted a subdued gray to reduce their glinting. This cover is in top condition, and makes a lovely kugelhelm accessory.

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This canvas foul-weather kugelhelm cover is in very fine condition. Canvas covers were produced for every type of German headdress from pickelhauben to kugelhelme, tschapkas to tschakos, to busbies and beyond. The covers’ purpose was twofold. Before WW I began, they were produced to protect leather and felt helmets from inclement weather. Once the war began, their purpose extended to prevent the bright prewar brass wappens from reflecting light, and thereby creating excellent snipers’ targets. As the war progressed (and before stahlhelme replaced them), the reflective wappens were painted a subdued gray to reduce their glinting. This cover is in top condition, and makes a lovely kugelhelm accessory.

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This canvas foul-weather kugelhelm cover is in very fine condition. Canvas covers were produced for every type of German headdress from pickelhauben to kugelhelme, tschapkas to tschakos, to busbies and beyond. The covers’ purpose was twofold. Before WW I began, they were produced to protect leather and felt helmets from inclement weather. Once the war began, their purpose extended to prevent the bright prewar brass wappens from reflecting light, and thereby creating excellent snipers’ targets. As the war progressed (and before stahlhelme replaced them), the reflective wappens were painted a subdued gray to reduce their glinting. This cover is in top condition, and makes a lovely kugelhelm accessory.