1935 Model Luftwaffe Double Decal Helmet.
1935 Model Luftwaffe Double Decal Helmet. Measuring 240 mm x 295 mm x 150 mm high, this steel helmet comes with a blue-gray finish, indicative of the Luftwaffe. The exterior is well-worn, with much of the paint missing but giving it that truly battle-worn look. The Luftwaffe eagle decal on the left side is the standard version, with the claw of the eagle extending over the swastika, the right side of which is worn. The eagle's right wing has been parted with a scratch mark. The tri-colour National shield on the right side remains crisp in colour but has been scuffed on the left side. The interior has a nine panel leather liner, reinforced with a zinc linerband. The leather has experienced cracking and wear, with five of the nine end points missing and the stitching at the rear is separated and no drawstring present. This is simply due to the age and use of this wartime piece. The chin strap hardware is original but only part of the leather itself remains on the feeder end. The underside of the helmet is stamped "21445" on the rear skirt, with "Q69" stamped on the skirt on the left side. It has experienced light rusting on the inner shell. Even with the evident wear throughout, this helmet remains in fine condition.