Prussian Pickelhaube

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The Prussian Pickelhaube (pronounced "peek·el·how·ba;" [ˈpik.ɛl.haʊ.bə]) is a cosmetic item for the Medic. It is a metal, team-colored Pickelhaube helmet.

Painted variants

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Single colors
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube E6E6E6.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube D8BED8.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube C5AF91.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 141414.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 2D2D24.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 694D3A.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube A57545.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube CF7336.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube E7B53B.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube E9967A.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube FF69B4.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 7D4071.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 2F4F4F.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 424F3B.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 808000.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 32CD32.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube A89A8C.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 839FA3.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 3B1F23.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube B8383B.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 5885A2.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 483838.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 803020.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 256D8D.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 654740.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Prussian Pickelhaube C36C2D.png Painted Prussian Pickelhaube B88035.png RED Prussian Pickelhaube.png BLU Prussian Pickelhaube.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

  • [Undocumented] The Prussian Pickelhaube was added to the game.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • The Prussian Pickelhaube was made paintable.
  • [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Prussian Pickelhaube.
  • [Undocumented] The Prussian Pickelhaube can now be uncrated with Unusual quality.

December 2, 2010 Patch

  • The Prussian Pickelhaube's paint texture was improved.

January 25, 2013 [Item schema update]

  • The Prussian Pickelhaube was removed from the item drop system and Mann Co. Store, and can no longer be uncrated with Unusual quality or crafted. Crates with the possibility to get the hat are unboxed in normal quality. [1]

September 25, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added the Limited attribute to the Prussian Pickelhaube.

Notes

Trivia

  • The Pickelhaube, plural Pickelhauben, is named from the old German Pickel, meaning "point" or "pickaxe," and Haube, meaning "bonnet," a general word for headgear.
  • The Pickelhaube was originally designed in 1842 by King Frederick William IV of Prussia. It was worn in the 19th and 20th centuries by German military, firefighters, and police. The Pickelhaube was featured prominently in Allied propaganda during the first World War, and became an icon of Imperial Germany.

See also