Original WWI German (Prussian) Lobster Tail Metal Spike Helmet Picklehaube. Prussian enlisted “lobster tail” spiked helmet. This helmet features a gun metal gray finish to its steel body. The spike is attached to a cloverleaf design enlisted base plate. The wappenshield front plate is zinc and features the Imperial Prussian eagle. The side rosettes, one indicating the state colors of Prussia, attach the black leather chinstrap. The interior features an enlisted style leather liner. The front visor and rear neck lobster tail are trimmed with zink. The liner is original leather a few of the fingers are missing. A rare helmet seldom seen in this condition. Excellent example. Another web site has this version for $2500.00! 100% authentic untouched example, a rare find. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.