GERMAN WWI BADEN REGIMENT 170 ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE PLUS COVER.
A rare combination of an enlisted ranks all leather pickelhaube with the helmet being regimentally marked and with its matching regimentally marked cover. The helmet shell is generally good, no distortion, some crazing overall to the skull with some slight losses to the Shellac. Both peaks are securely sewn to the helmet. The front brass peak trim unusually only having minor kinks to the inner peak trim. All of the other fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike, and circular spike base, Baden front Griffin plate, matching brass buckles to the strap all match in colour and condition. The helmet is fitted with its rather aged black, white and red Prussian cockade with a matching condition Baden cockade, which the red circular centre can be seen but the gold edging is very faint. The helmet is complete with its 9 tongued liner, the liner is in excellent condition, leather supple, no dryness, no tips of tongues missing. The helmet is clearly regimentally marked ‘170’ with ‘J.R.’ to the rear peak. The helmet is with its correct enlisted mans cloth cover with all hooks present with the green numerals faintly applied ‘170’ to the front. Both to the front and back of the cover some of the Shellac from the helmet in heat has flooded onto the cover itself. A small pinhole, which maybe very slight shrapnel damage is to the right hand side of the rear peak with the hole matching on its cover. A shard of metal has pierced the cover then pierced the back peak. A very desirable trench worn piece.