The History of the Pickelhaube

The Iconic, Pickelhaube An instantly recognisable and lasting symbol of late 19th /early 20th century German imperialism; The Pickelhaube. The Pickelhaube was a very influential helmet setting a truly global trend in helmet styles and design. Although adopted by armies from as far away as South America (such as Chile and Colombia), the spiked head wear […]

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October Blueprint – German M24 Stick Grenade

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the German M24 Stick Grenade. History The iconic stick grenade first appeared during the First World War, introduced by the German Empire in 1915. The M15 Stielhandgranate differed greatly from it’s contemporaries. It mounted a charge head within a sheet-steel cylinder atop a long hollow-wooden […]

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