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A couple of small tears appear on the silk liner, but no major damage.It is in much better condition than the major shredding we often find.The pickelhaube was designed in 1842 by Prussia’s Knig Frederick William IV for use in the Prussian Infanterie.[The Prussian king might have copied similar helmets adopted by Russia’s military during the same time period.[PLEASE NOTE: Officer’s pickelhauben chin scales often are attached to the helmet by devices called rosettes.
Near the eagle’s base it sports a wonderful bandeau that proclaims "," Knig Wilhelm I’s birth date.
This wappen-style was used not only on Grenadiers’ helmets but for the various Garde-Regiments.
The eagle’s wings extend almost to the kokarden’s midpoint.
The correct State’s and Reich’s kokarden are attached.
The helmet’s interior features a high-quality, light-brown leather sweatband, with an attached, ribbed, light-beige, silk liner.