BAVARIA – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – CHEVAULEGER-REGIMENTS NR 1, NR 3, NR 5, AND NR 7
This is an officer’s pickelhaube from Bavaria’s 1. Chevaulegers-Regiment Kaiser Nikolaus von Rußland, 3. Chevaulegers-Regiment Herzog Karl Theodor, 5. Chevaulegers-Regiment Erzherzog Friedrich von Österreich, or 7. Chevaulegers Prinz Alfons. Bavaria had a total of eight Chevaulegers-Regiments. The four odd-numbered regiments featured gilt furniture. The four even-numbered regiments displayed silver furniture, instead. Today’s helmet sports a fine leather body. It is in excellent condition. Its front visor is squared rather than rounded. All of its furniture, including the chin scales, the wappen, the trim, the cruciform, and the spike, is gilt-toned (meaning it belongs to an odd-numbered regiment). Its spike is fluted. Both the Reich and state’s kokarden are attached. Inside the helmet we find a used leather sweatband and a fine, light-brown, silk liner. All of the original hardware is visible under the silk liner. No double holes are evident. This is a VERY attractive spiked helmet!