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13cm high!

There were specified sizes however, it became a fashion statement in private purchase helmets to have a longer spike. In general newer helmets have longer spikes then the ones in the late 1800s. Saxony was by far the worst offender of this. There were several efforts on the part of the war Ministry to get this back under control. But as Robin said you could buy anything.

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