German M35 Combat Helmet.
This wartime helmet started out as a Double Decal army example, at some point, 1940 regs, a coat of ''reissue'' paint was added over the top, then a winter white, and lastly a final coat of paint that had some sand mixed into it. The finish to the outside of the shell is over 97% complete. The inside of the shell retains its first apple green finish, it has a clear 1937 dome stamp to the crown. The liner is complete with no damage and has its original tie string, the liner frame is the first pattern single band aluminium with square chinstrap bales, i have not tried to find the date and maker to the outside of the frame.The skirt is maker marked NS68, big size, and has an early lot number E114 to the rear. The helmet has two names to the skirt. Chinstrap is original to the helmet and has been period shortened. The decal side has a number of scratches, but nothing to detract from the overall appearance of the helmet.