This helmet was inspired from an autumn season front line Waffen-SS fighter hoping to better conceal himself in amongst the orange and green leaf litter. The SS decal is textbook Quist where the left side runes lies slightly below the shield break and has been aged to match the rest of the outside paint. Created for a fellow re-enactor it is this author's hope that it will be many days and years in the field at various historical events.
The liner has not yet been aged just in case the buyer is a re-enactor or prefers them to be in factory issued condition. Aging of the liner is possible if so desired.
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GERMAN HELMET FACTORY PRODUCTION CODES
(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear. The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters. The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)
(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany