But let us explain precisely why it is the very best: The shell is constructed of 1.8mm thick steel, exactly the same thickness used by the Germans in WWII. This means our helmet is as heavy and as solid as an original. The shell is large (size 70) and has the correct classic M1935 rolled edge as well as proper hollow rivet ventilation holes. For added authenticity we stamped the code 1575 at nape and ET-70 over ear. The liner comprised of soft tan (cream colored) genuine leather that, just like the originals, will turn brown with age, in correct eight finger configuration with central drawstring and an M1931 aluminum liner band that is maker marked, dated, and size stamped!
Liner size can accommodate head sizes 7 1/2 (60cm) up to 7 3/4 (62cm). The all leather chinstrap has a black exterior with tan interior, comes with metal studs, correct aluminum buckle, and connects to the helmet with proper D rings.
The finish/color is smooth gray-green or "field-grau", we worked hard on getting to color correct, which is what typically ruins a reproduction helmet, so hard that we spent 2 months testing formulas to until we got it right. This is it- the best reproduction WWII German M-35 Helmet available on the market today offered at very affordable price. Shell size is extra large can accommodate head sizes 7 1/2 (60cm) up to 7 3/4 (62cm).
The shell is constructed of 1.8mm thick steel, exactly the same thickness used by the Germans in WWII.