I know very little about this item and so will let pictures do the talking. I will be glad to answer any questions promptly. This fine helmet appears to be original & complete. But I can’t be 100% sure. Betting there’s plenty of experts out here that will know all about this, & any so info would be much appreciated! This helmet appears to be the black lacquered thick molded leather shell with leather visor & neck guard. DETAILS: It has what appears to be black ink hand written numbers 242 in sweat liner. It shows typical wear with nicks and dings to the shell and a little bit misshapen form, but no cracks or breaks that I can see. Metal helmet plate is good & reads “IN TREUE FEST”. Metal chin-strap appears good & has black leather strap attached. The stitches are loose on each side of the leather neck guard & across front visor. Not sure if inside post of Spike has been repaired at some point or if that’s how it was. Metal spike tip also has a small hole in top end. Inside liner is good & appears to be very soft possibly deerskin & silk? All of the brass & metal hardware including nuts, etc. Appears to be period correct. Measures approx: 9 from visor to neck guard. 7 long front to back inside. 9 tall to top of spike as sitting on table. The item “Vtg WW1 Helmet German Bavarian Pickelhaube Imperial Leather Spiked Antique brass” is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “eclectibles41″ and is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States.
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