M35 Waffen-SS Helmet, Early Production!SKU: Wstm03
This excellent example is an earlier production ET64 with about four layers of repaint. The outermost finish is a very grit tempered dark slate grey finish, with a fresh set of CA Pocher decals on top. The decals lay within multi layers of chipped and partially exposed earlier applied decals. This presents a minty appearance, but with the time capsule of all the visible layers underneath. To break this down, the innermost layer is a feldgrau smooth finish pea green, with presumably ET style runic and party shields. Next, a layer of black, with new decals, signifying that this was a blackie in its earlier days. Third, a thickly brush applied green finish with decals, and finally, the textured grey outer finish. The liner is a single ply aluminum band 1936 dated model with the embossed emblem in the leather as well. The original chinstrap is a nice 1937 dated Poessneck. There is no name visible in the helmet. The condition overall is excellent, including the liner, with some stacking abrading to the decals and paint. This one looks like it rode in a duffel bag along with some other souvenirs. This wear is minimal though, and doesn’t detract from the overall good looks. This would grace an SS-VT / Waffen-SS collection. COA accompanies.