PRUSSIA – M-1917 STAHLHELM – 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß
Today we are offering a most interesting M-1917 Stahlhelm from the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. The Prussian Army’s top two elite regiments were its Kavallerie’s Garde-Regiment du Corps (GdC), and its Infanterie’s 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß (1GRzF). Each one was elite in its own way. The GdC was considered the Kaiser’s personal guard. All the GdC members looked very impressive on parade when they sported their GdC helmets topped with the regiment’s massive Hohenzollern Eagles. The GdC served in the field, as well. The 1GRzF also was elite due to the fact that EVERY male member of the House of Hohenzollern (from both the ruling and the lesser branches) was admitted into it at the age of ten. The regiment also boasted other German royals – the 1GRzF contained more than 25 à la Suite officers.
This 1GRzF M-1917 Stahlhelm displays the standard gray-green finish, although it has NOT had a camouflage pattern applied to it. The M-1917 Stahlhelm’s right side features the 1GRzF’s painted, regimental emblem. The emblem shows honest wear, but it is complete. The Stahlhelm lacks
a chin strap, and only two of its liner’s pads are present. If, however, you desire a very rare helmet with a fine exterior, this 1GRzF M-1917 Stahlhelm will make an excellent addition to your collection.