Saxonia Militaria

Imperial German Militaria (1816-1918)

1860 & 1890 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKOS FOR THE JAGER & TECHNICAL ARMY BATAILONS

The original patterns for Military Shakos were developed in the late 1700's However the Imperial German Army developed the German shakos as we know them in black leather were introduced around the 1860's and these were added to over the next 20 years. (field badges and cockades were addd as various of the German states joined the Empire These shakos were taller than the later pattern ( 1890 ) and had a broad leather band round the bottom edge of the helmet . This early Shako was used in the Franco Prussian War and in various colonial excursions.

The 1890 new model Shako was introduced for Jaeger & Schutzen, Telegraph, some pioneer units , Train and latterly the Luftschiffer companies This later style was squatter than the 1860 style. Knopf 91 bosses were introduced for the chin straps and the lower leather band was removed All together a better aesthetic form was developed. This helmet was used in the Boxer Rebellion in China and all later German wars & particularly the Police after 1920'

It is interesting when researching the development of the German shako, various dates pop up but these usually relate to either differing States or smaller additions to the shako helmet itself.
I hope some of that helps,


Many of the shakos have stampings to the rear peaks. However I have centred on those stamps that set the size, the manufacturers & the date of manufacturer….
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H.45 1890 PATTERN PRUSSIAN NCO'S SHAKO FOR THE JAGER BATTAILLONS No. 4 thru 12 & 15 and 16..
Black leather Jaeger shako. Gilded jaeger eagle helmet plate with FR letters in a cartous on the eagles breast. Black leather and gilded metal (brass)mounted chinstrap which could be original & shows light wear. Original Black leather shako OR's of the 13th Jaeger Regiment is in very good condition Original Shako with this gilded jaeger helmet plate although the Black and white Feldbadge top cockade is probably not original (Though could be ?) The NCO's three piece Reich cockade is in very good condition. The crown of the Shako shows some very minor leather curving but its better than OK. The interior of the helmet is a dark brown in colour and has the remains of a paper label to the 4th Jaeger battalion ( Magdeburg No 4 ) Which was based in Nauburg, The helmet is in overall in quite good original condition. £625
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H.46 1890 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKO FOR THE TELEGRAPH / FLIEGER BATTAILLON.
Black leather Jaeger shako. silvered jaeger helmet plate with FR letters in a cartoush disk on the eagles breast. Black leather and Silver knopf 91 posts and mounted chinstrap which looks original & shows light wear. Original Black leather shako OR's of the Telegraph or Flieger Battalion is in very good condition … . Shako with this rare silver helmet plate although the Feldbadge cockade is probably not original. (Though could be ?) The Reich cockade is in fine condition matching the helmet , The crown of the Shako is in very good condition. The helmet is complete and is in overall in very good original condition. Some faded helmet ink stamping to the rear peak.
£750
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H.47. 1890 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKO FOR THE 10th JAGER BATAILLON: ( HANNOVERSCHES JAGER-BATL No10.)
Black leather Jaeger shako. Field Grey jaeger helmet helmet plate and fittings with FR.2 letters on the Eagles breast. and the battle honours "Waterloo., Penisula, vents del pozo" in ribbons around the eagle. Black leather and field grey metal mounted leather chinstrap which looks original & shows light wear. Original Black leather shako OR's of the 10th Jaeger Regiment is in very good condition … . Shako with this rare jaeger helmet plate although the Feldbadge cockade is probably not original ( though it could be ) The OR's one piece 3 colour Reich cockade is in similar condition to the helmet , The crown of the Shako is in good order . The helmet is all there and is in overall in very good original condition. Some faded helmet ink stamping to the rear peak.
£875
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H.47A 1890 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKO PLATE ONLY FOR THE 10th JAGER BATAILLON ( HANNOVERSCHES JAGER-BATL No10. BASED IN GOSLAR) HELMET PLATE IN GILDED FINISH ..
A Jaeger OR's or NCO'S shako Helmet plate for the 10th Jaeger battalion. Gilded brass helmet plate and fittings with FR.2 letters on the Eagles breast. and the battle honours "Waterloo., Penisula, vents del pozo" in ribbons around the eagle. Extremely rare jaeger helmet plate for the 10th Hanoverian Jaeger Regiment, In near excellent condition. An original and very scarce helmet plate.
Any reasonable offers
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H.48 PRUSSIAN 1860 PATTERN SHAKO FOR AN ENLISTED MAN IN JAGER REGIMENT No. 4 thru 12 & 15 and 16.
Early pattern black leather shako for a Jaeger Regiments 4 through to 12 and regiments 15 and 16.... in Field worn and repaired condition the helmet is all there , including the lining. Paper label with the owners details in the crown, again this shows age . Shako with rare Jaeger line eagle plate in BRASS The Prussian eagle t has two long prongs to the back which the original TRANSITIONAL Jaeger Helmets originally had to the rear . .. Brass fittings throughout …looks like an original Chinstrap The original Reich cockade is in OK condition However the shako has had its crown removed and then restitched crudely back to the crown I have seen this before in the Brussels War Museum I am surprised it actually survived Sold as a field repair. Overall in original field used, repaired conditioncondition.
£ 300

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H.49 1860 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKO FOR THE ONE OF THE RESERVE JAGER BATTAILLONS IN THE 1860 PATTERN.
Black leather Jaeger shako. Large painted oval in black with a white border In the centre of which is a silver metal reserve cross with mid Gott fur KEONIG und Deutschland 1813. Black leather and silver coloured metal mounted chinstrap which looks original & shows light wear. The strap is of the earlier form with a single buckle Original earlier higher shape Black leather shako OR's of the Reserve regiments is in very good condition … . All original although the Feld badge black and white cockade is probably not original. Though could be ?) The Reich cockade is in similar condition to the helmet , The crown of the Shako shows some lthe earlier dimple and is in excellent condition The helmet is all there and is in overall in very good original condition. The helmet has multiple ink stamping to the rear peak and has the owners name tag in the crown Wittsehem 1st Compagnie. Also the inner of the helmet it has a nice little brass ventilator to the front at the level of The Prussian field badge..
£825
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H.50 1860 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKO FOR THE ONE OF THE RESERVE JAGER BATTAILLONS IN THE INTERIMS 1860 /1890 PATTERN.
Black leather Jaeger shako. This is interim type also used in the WW1. The front of the helmet has the later brass coloured Gott fur KEONIG und Deutschland 1813. Black leather and brass coloured metal mounted chinstrap which looks original & shows light wear. The strap is of the earlier form with a single buckle . Original earlier higher shape Black leather shako OR's of the regiments is in very good condition … . All original although the Feld badge black and white cockade is probably not original. Though could be ?) The Reich cockade is in similar condition to the helmet , The crown of the Shako Its in very good condition. The helmet has extra holes to the front which actually fit the earlier larger oval reserve plate. The helmet has no manufacturers markings indeed has an officers leather lining and a green under front peak & behind the leather lining is the remains of a paper label.. Nor has it any ventilators, it may be a one year volunteers helmet.
£825
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H.51 1860 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SENIOR NCO's / OFFICERS SHAKO FOR THE ONE OF THE RESERVE JAGER BATTAILLONS IN THE 1860 PATTERN.
Black leather Jaeger shako. Large METAL oval in black with a SILVER border In the centre of which is a silver metal reserve cross with mid Gott fur KEONIG und Deutschland 1813. Brass flat metal chin straps with brass foils original & shows light wear. The strap is in fine condition Original earlier higher shape Black leather shako OR's of the Reserve regiments is in very good condition … . All original although the Feld badge black and white cockade is probably not original. Though could be ?) The Reich cockade is in similar condition to the helmet , The crown of the Shako shows the earlier dimple and is in excellent condition The helmet is all there and is in overall in very good original condition. The helmet has multiple ink stamping to the inner crown and has Also the helmet it has a pair of very fine brass ventilators to the upper sides of the helmet At the level of The Prussian field badge there is the proper ventilator hole…
£825
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1890 PATTERN PRUSSIAN SHAKO HELMET PLATE FOR THE GARD SCHUTZEN, JAEGER BATTALION & MACHINE GUN COMPANY ( gilt form).
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H.53 1895 PATTERN PRUSSIAN NCO's SHAKO FOR THE GARDE SCHUTZEN / JAGER BATTAILLON.
Black leather Jaeger shako in super condition. Field Grey Garde Jaeger helmet plate with Star form of badge with the order of the black eagle to the centre. Black leather and field grey metal mounted chinstrap which looks original & shows light wear. Original Black leather shako OR's of the Garde Regiment is in very good condition … . The Prussian Feld badge cockade is probably not original. Though could be ?) The NCO's three piece Reich cockade is in similar condition to the helmet , The crown of the Shako is in excellent condition. The helmet is overall in very good original condition. Some faded helmet ink stamping to the internal crown: an Oval makers stamp and the date 1910.
£825e
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H.54 PRUSSIAN 1895 PATTERN SHAKO FOR AN ENLISTED MAN IN JAGER REGIMENT No. 4 thru 12 & 15 and 16.
Black leather shako for a Jaeger Regiments 4 through to 12 and regiments 15 and 16.... in very good condition the helmet including the lining. The lining has 3 of its tongues pulled through ( see pic ) Paper label with the owners details in the crown, again this shows age . Shako with Field grey Prussian Jaeger line eagle to the front . The helmet plate has the usual loops to the rear . .. Field grey fittings throughout It has a brown chin straps which looks like an original The Reich cockade on the right hand side of the helmet is in good condition The Prussian field badge is probably a replacement. . The crown of the helmet has the oval manufacturers ink stamp and size 55 Overall in very Good original condition indeed it is a very tight helmet..
£ 660

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H.57 PRUSSIAN 1890 PATTERN SHAKO FOR AN ENLISTED MAN IN JAGER REGIMENT No. 4 thru 12 & 15 and 16.
Black leather shako for a Jaeger Regiments 4 through to 12 and regiments 15 and 16.... in fair condition the helmet shows wear , including the lining which has Paper label with the owners details in the crown, again this shows age . Shako with field green Prussian Jaeger line eagle to the front The helmet plate has the usual loops to the rear . .. field grey fittings throughout …looks like an original Chinstrap The Reich cockade is in fine condition The chin strap & Prussian field badge are probably areplacements. . Overall in fair field worn original condition giving it a feeling of being battle worn !
£ 660

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H.58 PRUSSIAN 1895 PATTERN SHAKO FOR AN ENLISTED MAN IN JAGER REGIMENT No. 4 thru 12 & 15 and 16.
Black leather shako for a Jaeger Regiments 4 through to 12 and regiments 15 and 16.... in very good condition the helmet is shows a fine finish to the crown , The lining which matches the internal black colour of the helmet. has 3 of the tongue ends missing Remains of Paper label with a few the owners details in the crown, i Shako with field grey Prussian Jaeger line eagle to the front The helmet plate has the usual loops to the rear .. Interesting light Field grey fittings throughout …looks like an original Chinstrap. The Reich cockade is in fine condition The Prussian field badge is probably a replacement. . Overall this helmet is in excellent original condition giving a certain super authenticity to it..
£ 590

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H. 59. 189O PATTERN PRUSSIAN OR.s SHAKO HELMET PLATE ROR THHE JAEGER AND POSSIBLY A SCHUTZEN BATTALION.
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H.60 COPY OF 189O PATTERN SHAKO FOR AN ENLISTED MAN IN BAVARIAN JAGER REGIMENT No. 1 & 2
PROBABLY A CONVERTED OLD POLICE HELMET
A copy / ALTERED Black leather shako for a Bavarian Jaeger Regiments 1 and 2.. in very good condition the helmet is shows a generally fine to the crown , The lining which matches the internal black colour of the helmet. is complete, i Shako with field grey Bavarian Jaeger line Bavarian wappen helmet plate …It is also Chinstrap. The Bavarian cockade is also missing There is no field badge.badge is probably a replacement. Overall this helmet is in fair ( to be expected ) condition..
ALTERED HELMET. £ 160

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H. 61. 189O PATTERN SAXON OFFICERS SHAKO HELMET COCKADE FOR THE HUSSAR, ULAN AND POSSIBLY THE SCHUTZEN BATTALION.
A very scarce Saxon officers cockade for a Hussar or possibly Ulan helmet… Silver wire wrap to the field badge with Saxon green cloth ( could be old velvet ) disc to the centre .
The back of the field badge has black cloth backing. ORIGINAL AND VERY RARE'
£225

Helmet Camoflage Covers for Shakos of Imperial Germany

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H. 50 SHAKO CAMMO COVER FOR THE 11th Jager Battalion ''Electorte of Hesse )( JAGER SHAKO.
Dark green grey Senior NCO's / one year volunteers shako cover. Front and rear peaks in the officers style. though they do not have reinforced peaks, which gives greater flexibility. Some indistinguishable ink stamps ( look like makers marks ) to the inside crown also with DRP mark to the front peak. Green No 11 stitched to the front. Elasticated edges. Minor scuffing good condition made from cotton twill.. Will fit an officers helmet..(OR'Ss helmets were higher and officers were lower so appearing more squat in shape ). This cover was bought as an original over 20 years ago from a different source from the one below. ( To me it looks like an original cover with possibly a later added number but then again possibly all original..) Thus the low price.


£85
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H. 51 SHAKO CAMMO COVER FOR THE 2nd BATTALION PRINCE BISMARCK (POMERANIAN) JAGER BATTSHAKO.
Alate war grey green NCO's / one year volunteers private purchase shako cover. Reinforced front and rear peaks in the officers style to the inside crown.. No 2 green number stitched to the front ..Manufactured in cotton material. Elasticated sides Minor scuffing good condition. ( This cover was bought as an original over 16 years ago still looks good ...
£ 50

Often covers are referred to as ex police covers.... I have seen police covers ( In the Berlin Police Museum ) and they appear to much more of a police green rather than karki / grey ?
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H. 60 CAMMO COVER FOR THE SHAKO FIELD BADGE
3 Available Grey green, brownish green and field grey. Covers are like little pockets. Each covers the top regional Field badge. They have an elastic base ..Indistinguisable stamping inside. Each cover would fit an Officers or an OR'S shako field badge. . Minor scuffing good condition:

A Field badge cover No 1 GONE

B Field badge cover No 2

C Field badge cover No 3 GONE

£35

HELMET COCKADES

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H. 70 OFFICERS, NCO's and OR'S HELMETS ETC. COCKADES
These are rarely available but enquire, you never know.Please note the Officers types come also with the knopf 91 size holes for the early field use ( the metal chin straps were not efficient and the leather chin strap was used. The above Kokarden are from my own collection and not available sorry.
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