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Plate and chinstrap are reproduction so is the body as far as I am aware the Imperial Empire never made them with leather trim either. The realised price is fair enough for a replica imo.

Eric

Aha, I didn't know that, at least my felt pickelhaube doesn't have leather trim.

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At first sight it is indeed the leather trim, but of course the poor quality of the liner is also a give away. You can also spot the fake kokarde and feldzeigen immediately if you know how an original should look.

The felt body is softer than an original and it will bend very easy...

Here's an original to compare... In fact it's one with the original probe tag still attached...

Adler 1

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Thanks for feedback, the liner was an easy one to spot but the felt body itself isn't apart from the missing air vent. I might take some pics of my pickelhaube and start a new thread, I'll be gutted if it's a bad one but either way I'd like to know.

You've shown a very nice example.

Tony

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