Dating a pickelhaube

Both World War II and Vietnam era helmets are becoming harder to find.

For over forty years, the M1 was standard issue for the U. The M1 helmet is extremely popular with militaria collectors, and helmets from the World War II period are generally more valuable than later models.

Frederick William IV introduced the Pickelhaube for use by the majority of Prussian infantry on October 23, 1842 by a royal cabinet order.

The use of the Pickelhaube spread rapidly to other German principalities.

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= "bonnet", a general word for headgear), also "Pickelhelm," was a spiked helmet worn in the 19th and 20th centuries by German military, firefighters, and police.

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