Rare 1871 Pattern British Cavalry helmet of the 3rd Dragoon Guards.
The helmet’s plate badge bears a number 3 in the centre and the motto "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense". Complete with its original red and black horsehair plume and brass chin scales. The helmet is in overall good condition with the expected age and use related marks and minor dents. The helmet is without its liner and there is evidence of a small period repair as seen in the photos. The original leather liner for the chin scales is present but has become detached.
This is a rare and decorative British cavalry helmet.