PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – LINE-DRAGONER-REGIMENT
Here is yet another excellent pickelhaube that comes to us from a very serious, advanced, collector’s collection. The spiked helmet is correct for Dragoner-Regiment Nrs 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, and 15. These were the Prussian Line-Dragoner-Regiments that used silver fittings on their spiked helmets, rather than the other line-regiments’ brass fittings. [To be specific, the wappen, front and rear trim, cruciform, pearl ring, and spike are all silver. The chin scales and officers’ stars are brass]. The spike is exceptionally tall for a Prussian helmet. Perhaps its owner was a Saxon at heart!
The pickelhaube’s leather body is in exceptional condition, with a squared front visor. The exterior’s final details are the correct, and finely-conditioned State’s and Reich’s kokarden. The spiked helmet’s interior reveals a brown leather sweatband in top condition, with a beige, ribbed-silk liner attached to it. The pickelhaube’s liner is complete, with no tears or rips, and just a bit of minor soiling. I am happy to report that all of the original hardware is in place (as it should be) under the silk liner. NO double holes are present in this fine spiked helmet, which has not been modified in any manner.
This Prussian Line-Dragoner-Regiment pickelhaube is a consignment item.