Pickelhaube

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pickelhaube
pickelhaube

This is one of those helmets with a spike on top. The etymology of the word "pickelhaube" is fascinating. It comes from the gold miner slang term "Pickle Haver." During pioneer days, tradition dictated that you couldn't buy pickles -- you just had to stand in the street and hope a shopkeeper threw one to you. Pickle-loving guys got sick of having to pay constant attention, so they started wearing these hats so they could passively acquire pickles on the spike as they went about their business.

Jump forward 700 years, and now they're worn as a cultural identifier by guys who are really into motorcycles. Ironically, they don't want a pickle.

Type: hat
Power: 75
Moxie Required: 22
Selling Price: 35 Meat.

Weapon Damage +5
Weapon Damage +10%


(In-game plural: pickelhaubes)
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Obtained From

The Hallowed Halls
Motorhead

References

  • The real etymology of the German word Pickelhaube is quite different.
  • The last line is a reference to Arlo Guthrie's "Motorcycle Song."

See Also

Collection

TOP 10 pickelhaube collections
1. miSTRESS of the OBVIOUS - 949 | 2. Otto of Prussia - 925 | 3. Artie Effham - 115 | 4. Misha_Z - 82 | 5. ChevellemanX - 79
6. MrSqueezeBox - 71 | 7. Hairshirt - 68 | 8. PolyesterMan - 66 | 9. Ms Bus Driver - 56 | 10. Noskilz - 55
Collection data courtesy of ePeterso2 and Jicken Wings