100% authentic and not to be confused with the modern Eastern European copies, this is a genuine piece of history. An early war version with the foliate engraved side catches. Purportedly found in a field near a crash side during WW2 by the families deceased ancestor, I can't guarantee this as I have no concrete evidence. Condition report: some wear and marks. Personally I would say that this is in a very good state.See my other militaria currently for sale and I add new items on a regular basis. The item "Genuine WW2 German Luftwaffe Pilots Flying Hat Cap Helmet MUST SEE" is in sale since Tuesday, May 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "spheraantiques-co-uk" and is located in Workington. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine, United States.