COVER – MITRE – OILCLOTH – KAISER ALEXANDER GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT NR 1 – 1894 – KOMPAGNIE NR 10.
This is a beautiful example of the cloth cover for a Mitre and, obviously, was the first used by the Kaiser Alexander Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr 1 Bataillon Nr I (KAGGR1) after they received their new Mitres. It is stamped with the date, 1894, as well as KAGGR1 and 1CC, on its interior. It is supple, without flaws, and in outstanding condition. The hook fasteners at the bottom are still intact. This is a rare find and an important accouterment for your Mitre. It is a consignment item.
Just like pickelhauben, Mitres also possessed cloth covers to protect them from the elements. The primary difference was that the Mitres’ covers were made from oil cloth rather than linen or cotton. When the Mitres were not being used, they were placed in their covers and stored in the barracks’ Quarter Master’s storage room.