Armored brow plate introduced in 1916 for trench raiding parties and snipers.Outstanding quality made in 6mm steel and at 2.1 kg weighs the same as the original.Complete with leather strap it will fit all WW1 German steel helmets. Helmet not included and is shown for display purposes only.
1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. The highest grade of the Iron Cross awarded only to the most senior Generals during WWI. Notably Hindenburg and Ludendorff. The Grand Cross is also the largest version of this famous award measuring over 60mm across. This example is die struck in one piece and finished in heavy silver plate with a black painted centre. Complete with correct suspension loop and 40cm of neck ribbon. A fine quality piece at an affordable price.
In March 1813 Frederick Wilhelm III added gilt oak leaves to the the award.Award of the oak leaves was originally for extraordinary achievement in battle and was usually reserved for high ranking officers.The original regulations called for the capture or successful defense of a fortification or victory in a battle. By WWI the oak leaves often indicated a second or higher award of the Pour le Merite though in most cases the recipients were still high-ranking officers.Lower ranking recipients of the oak leaves were mainly general staff officers responsible for planning a victorious battle or campaign