Prussia – Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet – Reserve Officer – Dragoner Regiment – With Transportation Case
This is a fine example of a Prussian Reserve officer in a Dragoner-Regiment. A Reserve Officer spike helmet like this is indeed uncommon. The leather body of the spike helmet is in exceptional condition with no problems. The front visor is squared as is correct for a Dragoner-Regiment. The wappen is silver toned and has a reserve officer cross below the chest of the Eagle, The chin scales, cruciform, pearl ring, and extra tall spike are also silver toned. The officer stars are gold toned. The correct officer kokarden for State and Reich are in place.
This helmet would be correct for one of the five regiments noted below:
- Dragoner-Regiment von Bredow (1. Schleswisches) Nr 4
- Dragoner-Regiment Freiherr von Manteuffel (Rheinisches) Nr 5
- Dragoner-Regiment Magdeburgisches Nr 6
- Dragoner-Regiment König Albert von Sachsen (Ostpreußisches) Nr 10
- Dragoner-Regiment 3. Schleswisches Nr 15
The interior of the helmet is not as strong as we would prefer. The leather sweatband shows extensive wear. The silk liner is in much better condition and remains attached to the sweatband.
The transport case is in average condition and not all of the straps are present. While the interior is the weak point of the pickelhaube, the exceptional condition more than makes up for it. This along with the transport case makes this a wonderful find.
This is a consignment item.