1st Pattern NSKK Crash Helmet
1st Pattern NSKK Crash Helmet - Molded, smooth, blackened leather helmet with raised, padded, protective bars running horizontally around the helmets bottom edge (stitching removed), and another one running from front to back over the crown top. Helmet has a single ventilation grommet with screen to each side of crown. Front center of helmet has a 1st pattern NSKK stylized national eagle. The eagle is still very firmly held in its correct position. Helmet has a short blackened leather visor stitched to front and stitched on, extended, blackened, grained, leather, protective side and rear panels. Side panels each have a vertical half-moon shaped, ear cut-out with stitched on closure flaps. Flaps were designed to protect the ears while still allowing for hearing. Rear neck flap intact. Side panels also have extended straps to bottoms which act as the chinstrap. Interior of helmet has a tan leather, nine finger liner. Liner is fully intact with all fingers and original tie string. Liner is size ink stamped, "56". Very nice example.