Pre WWI Model 1860 Imperial German/Prussian Pickelhaube – “With God for King and Fatherland”
Model 1860 gold crest. On May 10, 1860 a Bandeau was introduced for the eagle Wappen with the motto “MIT GOTT FÜR KOENIG UND VATERLAND” (With God For King And Fatherland) to be placed above the “FR” or “FWR” cypher. Reserve and Landwehr did not adopt the new Bandeau. On November 4, 1860 the Pickelhaube was once again reduced slightly in size and once again existing Model 1856/57 helmets were cut down and re-sewn to comply with the new regulations. The reduced height of the helmet shell resulted in a new 56mm stamped sheet-metal Kokarde being introduced. This slight height reduction made the 125mm eagle Wappen too large for the helmet and a new eagle Wappen measuring 120mm was also introduced.
9in tall, 10.5in long, 7.25in wide