Here we have a very nice First World War Bavarian enlisted man’s ersatz press felt helmet that is in very good condition. The body of the helmet is completely undamaged and with a beautiful, undistorted shape. Affixed to the front is a brass Bavarian helmet plate that passes through the felt through two grommeted holes and is fastened in place by pieces of leather thong. The helmet is complete with brass visor edge and rear spine. The spike is held firmly in place by four domed top split pins. The very tip of the spike is slightly flattened as can be seen in the photos. This is nothing overly distracting. Both the Prussian and the Bavarian cockades are at the sides on the chinstrap lugs. The chinstrap itself is an excellent replica constructed of soft black leather of the proper thickness and with both original brass buckles. The interior black leather lining missing except for a very small section at the front. Nevertheless, the helmet is a fine-looking example that displays very nicely.