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Title Shako plate, WW1
Nationality German
Period c 1916
Price £120.00

This appears to be composed of two elements, the backing plate being the star for the Prussian Guard, but the central crown being more like the ducal crown of Hesse. My guess is that this is an extempore piece made in WW1 for Hessian Jaeger battalions. If anyone can enlighten me as to what it is, I would be delighted to know.

The words on the ribbon round the star state: 'Mit Gott fur Konig und Vaterland 1860'.

One point of the star appears to be broken, but otherwise the piece is in quite nice shape, with the bulk of its original dark charcoal grey finish intact.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : German : 20th Century]


Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

Just to let you know the sword arrived today. Great condition, really chuffed with it. Many thanks.

S W, UK, 20.03.2007