Helmet – M35 – ET62 – Kriegsmarine double decal

Arguably the helmet was the most recognizable part of the individual German soldiers appearance. With a design that derived from the type used in world war one, the German helmet offered more protection then ones used by it’s enemies. The quality field gray painted steel helmet with two decals and rolled steel rim and leather liner was a labor intensive product and simplified as the war progressed. The earliest model helmet used in world war two was the model 35 or M35 Stahlhelm. During the war the helmet was simplified in 2 stages. In 1940 the airvents changed from separate rivets affixed to the helmet shell to stamped in the main body of the shell. In 1942 a new model was introduced where the rim of the shell was left sharp and not rolled over as previous models. These models are known in the collector community as M40 and M42. The low sides that protect the neck and ears, the tell tale design that the Germans introduced in 1935 can still be seen in modern day army helmets.

Model: M35 Kriegsmarine (navy)
Decal: Kriegsmarine
1. Factory applied dull olive paint
Markings: ET64
Shell Maker: Eisenhüttenwerke, Thale.
Size: Shellsize 62, headsize 53 cm
Batch number: 4087 
Notes: Mint and extremely scarce M35 ET62 double decal Kriegsmarine helmet. This helmet is a stunning and prime example of a near mint Kriegsmarine double decal M35 helmet. These helmets are extremely scarce as the three colour national shield was ordered removed very early in the war. The helmet retains its textbook ET Kriegsmarine decal and national shield up to 99%. The original paint surface on the helmet is smooth and still retains up to 99%. The helmet retains its original untouched liner with 3 tight liner pins all with full original paint. The helmet would be a prime piece in any Kriegsmarine collection! For sure the best Kriegsmarine I’ve had to offer!

The helmet is for sale here; https://fjm44.com/product/scarce-et62-m35-double-decal-kriegsmarine-helmet/