This is a fine enlisted man/NCO’s M-1915 wappen. It was used on a Prussian Infanterie or Artillerie Regiment’s pickelhaube or kugelhelm. [Please note the wappen’s wartime subdued gray exterior instead of the prewar brass. It provided a soldier more protection from enemy snipers than did shiny, sunlight-reflecting brass. A further aid against foul weather and sniper fire was a protective canvas cover. Soldiers who served in Artillerie Regiments (kept to the rear) were not in as much danger from snipers as were Infanterie soldiers in the front trenches]. The wappen displays a closed crown, which confirms its non officers’ status. The screw posts are not present. It is a very fine example.