Pickelhaube Characteristics & Rank Guide
Pickelhaube Anatomy
In order to understand the differences between the rank levels of Pickelhaube, it is crucial to understand the various parts that a Pickelhaube consists of. Below is an issued Mannschaften (Other Ranks) Typical 1891/97 Pickelhaube.
Pickelhauben also are encountered with Schuppenketten (chinscales) instead of a leather chinstrap. Please see the page on Chinscales & Chinstraps for further information.