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Prussia Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet General A La Suite

Prussia Pickelhaube / Spiked Helmet General A La Suite

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The Prussian Pickelhaube is a historical helmet that dates back to the 19th century. It was initially worn by Prussian soldiers but later adopted by other German military units. This iconic helmet was made of leather and had a distinctive spike on the top. 

The Prussian Pickelhaube, also known as the spiked helmet, was a type of helmet worn by German military personnel, including generals and officers, in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The term "General A La Suite" refers to a general who was accompanied by a retinue of officers and staff, and who typically wore a more elaborate and ornate version of the Pickelhaube than other soldiers.

The helmet was designed to be both functional and stylish. It provided protection to the wearer's head during battle and was also adorned with ornate brass fittings, including the iconic spike, which served as a symbol of the wearer's rank and status.

Today, the Prussian Pickelhaube is a popular collector's item and is often used in historical reenactments. The helmet's rich history and intricate design make it a unique and fascinating addition to any collection.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Prussian Pickelhaube or adding one to your collection, there are many resources available online. One excellent source of information is Jim Turinetti's books, https://derrittmeister.com/product-category/imperial-german-reference-books/. These books are dedicated to the study and collection of Pickelhaubes, and features a wealth of information and resources for enthusiasts.

You can also find Prussian Pickelhaubes for sale on websites like eBay and Etsy. However, it's essential to do your research and ensure that you're purchasing an authentic and high-quality helmet. When you purchase from Der Rittmeister you are provided a Guarantee of Authenticity.   

Overall, the Prussian Pickelhaube is a fascinating piece of military history and an excellent addition to any collection. Whether you're a history buff, a collector, or simply appreciate unique and well-crafted items, the Prussian Pickelhaube is sure to impress.

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