German Officers Pickelhauber Helmet

R2290

  • German officers WW1 helmet

  • Pickelhauber

  • Replica 36cm x 22cm

6 in stock

Description

The Pickelhaube was originally designed in 1842 by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, perhaps as a copy of similar helmets that were adopted at the same time by the Russian military. It is not clear whether this was a case of imitation, parallel invention, or if both were based on the earlier Napoleonic cuirassier. The early Russian type (known as “The Helmet of Yaroslav Mudry“) was also used by cavalry, which had used the spike as a holder for a horsehair plume in full dress, a practice also followed with some Prussian models

Additional information

Weight 5 kg