This is a durable and fully wearable Pickelhaube helmet made from mild steel. The helmet is shaped perfectly to comfortably accommodate yours head. It is designed just like the classic Pickelhaube helmet which makes it a great addition for every collection of medieval pieces.
Specs and Size of this Pickelhaube Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 1.2 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
The Pickelhaube Helmets Mild Steel
As previously mentioned, this helmet is crafted using mild steel that is measured at 1.2 millimeters or 18 gauge. It also comes with brass fitting that has a thickness of 1.2 millimeters, thus, guaranteeing it to be a strong and sturdy piece.
Mild steel is also called low carbon steel or plain carbon steel. It is the most common type of steel used today due to it being affordable. It is also able to provide adequate material properties for numerous applications. This type of steel is also ductile and malleable since it contains about 0.05 to 0.25% of carbon.
The Pickelhaube Helmets Design and Characteristics
This Pickelhaube helmet is a perfectly shaped helm that fits comfortably on your head. It is finely polished and has fittings made of gold which adds to its classic look. The helm has a spike right at the top to replicate the original design of the 19th and 20th century piece.
Aside from the spike, the helm also features a sloped back to protect the nape from blows that may occur during reenactments. The helm is also fitted with golden screws to secure each portion of the helmet together. Its sides are free from any enclosure, leaving your cheeks and ears visible when wearing the helm.
This Pickelhaube helmet also features black cockades on the sides. These are fashioned with golden fittings with intricate designs. It helps hold and secure the golden chin straps that are also fixed to the helmets sides. To add more to its classic design, this Pickelhaube helmet also features a spread golden eagle insignia right at the front.
Customizations and Measurements
If you want to customize this Pickelhaube helmet, the available customizations include your choice of sheet thickness between a measurement of 18 and 20 gauge. For the circumference, it all depends on your choice and preference.
For its dimensions and weight, the Pickelhaube helmet measures 19 centimeters from ear to ear while it is 23 centimeters from the front and back measurements. Its circumference is about 66 centimeters and weighs a total of 1.2 kilograms.
The Pickelhaube Helmet in History
The Pickelhaube helmet was also referred to as the Pickelhelm. It was a distinct piece due to its featured spike right at the top. It was worn by the German police, firefighters, and the military during the 19th and 20th centuries.
It was usually linked to the Prussian Army; however, the helm was widely copied by different armies during the period. Today, this Pickelhaube helmet is still being worn as a ceremonial piece for the military in various countries.
Originally, it features a Prussian Eagle that was utilized as an escutcheon. This was necessary to represent the king of Prussia as the German Empires dynasty.