Here is the holy grail of German helmet collecting an M35 NS64 double decal Waffen-SS in dark pea green smooth paint. As is also the case with this particular example all of my non-para helmets restorations are done exclusively on original German WW2 shells hand selected for the task.
This fine helmet has a white metallic SS decal just like the originals and is in the same design as your classic CA Pocher with the thin shield border lines and more pointed bottom than is seen on other makers. The rear lot number is 5928 which gives us a factory production date somewhere in late 1939 according to Brian Ice's lot data book.
Both decals were professionally tea tone aged as is the liner which is the correct re-enforced aluminum outer band with square chin strap bales. An high level repro. matching chinstrap was also added making this particular example fully and complete.
I wanted this restoration to be a top shelf example and so tried to steer clear of over aging the paint. I can age the helmet further at no extra cost if that is what the buyer prefers.
$400 ON HOLD - C. Wing
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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